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Turf Moor (ATT 10,431) 10th September 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Walton

Burnley Burnley vs Cardiff City Cardiff

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Six-goal thriller at Turf Moor

By Mark Buckingham.   Last Updated: 10/09/05 9:28pm

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Burnley and Cardiff City shared a thrilling 3-3 draw at Turf Moor in The Championship.

James O'Connor netted an equaliser for the hosts two minutes from time, after Wade Elliott had twice put Burnley in front in the first half.

Elliott's first goal came less than two minutes into the game when he rifled home after Ade Akinbiyi's cross was only partially cleared.

Cardiff were also quickly into their stride when Cameron Jerome lifted a shot just over the bar on six minutes after a mix-up in the home defence.

Jerome was soon to find the target as he levelled up the match after latching on to Michael Ricketts' flick-on.

Jason Koumas had a shot cleared off the line by Jon Harley before the Burnley man proved effective at the opposite end by providing the cross which enabled Elliott to volley the hosts back in front.

Akinbiyi missed a great chance from Michael Duff's cross before Cardiff were level again just before the break when Glenn Loovens headed in Koumas' corner.

The second half was less exciting and Cardiff forged in front for the first time on 72 minutes when Darren Purse scored from the penalty spot after Jerome had been felled by Frank Sinclair.

Burnley produced one last effort and nicked a point with two minutes remaining when O'Connor was well positioned to head in John Spicer's cross.

Matches

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 33 65
2 Middlesbrough 33 63
3 Ipswich Town 33 60
4 Bournemouth 33 59
5 Norwich City 33 59
6 Watford 33 59
7 Brentford 33 58
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 54
9 Nottingham Forest 33 47
10 Blackburn Rovers 33 44
11 Sheffield Wednesday 33 43
12 Huddersfield Town 33 42
13 Cardiff City 33 41
14 Leeds United 33 41
15 Reading 33 40
16 Charlton Athletic 33 39
17 Birmingham City 33 39
18 Brighton and Hove Albion 33 37
19 Bolton Wanderers 33 37
20 Fulham 33 36
21 Rotherham United 33 34
22 Millwall 33 31
23 Wigan Athletic 33 25
24 Blackpool 33 22

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