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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 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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