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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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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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