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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 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26

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