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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

Table

Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 27 51
2 Middlesbrough 27 50
3 Ipswich Town 27 50
4 Brentford 27 49
5 Derby County 26 48
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 26 37
10 Blackburn Rovers 26 36
11 Birmingham City 26 35
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 26 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 26 30
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 26 26
22 Millwall 26 23
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17

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