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Alexandra Stadium (ATT 8,006) 6th August 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Webster

Crewe Crewe Alexandra vs Burnley Burnley

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Vaughan stunner sinks Clarets

By Mark Buckingham.   Last Updated: 06/08/05 5:00pm

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Crewe Alexandra started the season in a winning vein with a 2-1 victory at home to Burnley.

David Vaughan scored a stunning late strike to give Crewe the points after Billy Jones' first half goal had been cancelled out by Gifton Noel-Williams.

The Railwaymen dominated the game in the opening 45 minutes but only had Jones' deflected effort a minute before the break to show for their control.

Prior to that, Danny Coyne made a fine save from Darren Moss, while Steve Jones tamely headed Vaughan's cross at the Burnley keeper.

The Clarets, with a threadbare squad, should have drawn level just minutes after the interval but Ade Akinbiyi headed wide from just two yards out.

Burnley debutant Garreth O'Connor had a shot saved by Ben Williams before the visitors equalised on 67 minutes when Noel-Williams marked his Clarets bow by heading home.

Crewe rallied and collected a deserved three points with a minute left on the clock when Vaughan let fly with a stinging drive from 20 yards.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 28 54
2 Derby County 28 54
3 Middlesbrough 28 53
4 Ipswich Town 28 51
5 Brentford 28 49
6 Watford 28 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 45
8 Norwich City 28 44
9 Blackburn Rovers 28 39
10 Sheffield Wednesday 28 38
11 Birmingham City 28 37
12 Nottingham Forest 28 34
13 Cardiff City 28 34
14 Bolton Wanderers 28 34
15 Fulham 28 34
16 Reading 28 34
17 Huddersfield Town 28 34
18 Charlton Athletic 28 33
19 Leeds United 28 32
20 Rotherham United 28 30
21 Brighton and Hove Albion 28 29
22 Millwall 28 27
23 Wigan Athletic 28 22
24 Blackpool 28 20

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