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Turf Moor (ATT 12,893) 30th April 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Bates

Burnley Burnley vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

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Clarets punish Pilgrims

Last Updated: 30/04/05 6:45pm

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Burnley left it late before beating Plymouth 2-0 at Turf Moor.

Goals in the final three minutes from Jean-Louis Valois (penalty) and James O'Connor secured all three points for Burnley in their final home game of the campaign.

Burnley started brightly with Ade Akinbyi seeing his fourth minute shot tipped round the post by Luke McCormick.

Nick Chadwick had Plymouth's first noteworthy effort with a shot which was well saved by Brian Jensen.

Both sides were struggling to create any clear goalscoring opportunities with Tony Grant and Dean Bowditch firing long-range shots over the top.

Burnley dominated the second half and they finally made their superiority count when substitute Valois broke the deadlock on 87 minutes when converting from the penalty spot after Akinbiyi was felled in the box by David Worrell.

O'Connor wrapped up the win in the dying seconds with a drilled shot past McCormick.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 34 65
2 Middlesbrough 34 63
3 Norwich City 34 62
4 Watford 34 62
5 Bournemouth 34 60
6 Ipswich Town 34 60
7 Brentford 34 58
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 57
9 Nottingham Forest 34 50
10 Sheffield Wednesday 34 46
11 Blackburn Rovers 34 45
12 Charlton Athletic 34 42
13 Birmingham City 34 42
14 Huddersfield Town 34 42
15 Cardiff City 34 41
16 Leeds United 34 41
17 Bolton Wanderers 34 40
18 Reading 34 40
19 Fulham 34 39
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 34 37
21 Rotherham United 34 37
22 Millwall 34 31
23 Wigan Athletic 34 28
24 Blackpool 34 22

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