Burnley beat Lions in fiery clash
By Lewis Rutledge. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Burnley came from behind to beat Millwall 2-1 on a night of high drama at Turf Moor.
Four players were sent off in the game, as Millwall remain rooted to the foot of The Championship.
The Lions had not scored a goal in their last three outings but made a dream start when Jermaine Wright stole the ball from Micah Hyde and scored with the aid of a deflection after two minutes.
Burnley were stung into action and began to control the game, Frank Sinclair seeing his header cleared off the line.
The home side looked vulnerable at the back, though, and Barry Hayles and Carl Asaba nearly combined to double the lead.
Tempers began to flare and either side of half time Ben May, Jody Morris and James O'Connor were all red carded, making it 10 to nine in Burnley's favour.
The Clarets equalised through debutant Nathan Dyer. The on-loan Southampton striker topped off a fine run with a precise finish from the edge of the area, which went in off the far post (76).
Burnley were ahead four minutes later, Wade Elliott scoring with a deflected half-volley.
Millwall searched for an equaliser, but, after venting their frustration at the result, the players were escorted from the pitch at full time by the police, and a red card was shown to The Lions' Marvin Elliott.
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