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Turf Moor (ATT 14,607) 31st December 2005 - Kick off 13:00 Ref: A Woolmer

Burnley Burnley vs Sheffield Wednesday Sheff Wed

Eagles ends Owls drought

By Chris Stanton.   Last Updated: 31/12/05 2:50pm

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Sheffield Wednesday's Chris Eagles ended his side's 634-minute wait for a goal to help earn The Owls three precious points with a 2-1 win at Burnley.

The Owls started positively and were immediately a goal to the good through Eagles who tapped home after Burnley failed to clear a low cross from John Hills.

Graham Branch headed wide as Burnley sought an equaliser but the hosts almost fell further behind when a cross from Eagles deflected off Jon Harley and came back off the post.

Wednesday did double their lead ten minutes after the interval when Graham Coughlan rose unmarked to score with a header from Chris Brunt's corner.

Burnley were desperately short of creativity and failed to create a serious chance until Garreth O'Connor was hauled down by goalkeeper Nicky Weaver inside the area.

O'Connor dusted himself down to dispatch the penalty underneath Weaver to set up a tense finale but the visitors held out.

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Burnley 1-2 Sheff Wed

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Watford 44 85
2 Bournemouth 44 84
3 Middlesbrough 44 84
4 Norwich City 44 82
5 Derby County 44 76
6 Ipswich Town 44 75
7 Brentford 44 72
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 72
9 Blackburn Rovers 43 60
10 Charlton Athletic 44 60
11 Nottingham Forest 44 59
12 Sheffield Wednesday 44 59
13 Cardiff City 44 56
14 Birmingham City 43 54
15 Huddersfield Town 44 53
16 Leeds United 44 52
17 Bolton Wanderers 44 51
18 Fulham 44 49
19 Reading 42 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 44 46
21 Rotherham United 43 44
22 Millwall 43 40
23 Wigan Athletic 44 39
24 Blackpool 44 25

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