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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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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 22 42
2 Ipswich Town 22 41
3 Brentford 22 40
4 Middlesbrough 22 39
5 Derby County 22 39
6 Watford 22 38
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
9 Nottingham Forest 22 31
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 31
11 Cardiff City 22 30
12 Charlton Athletic 22 30
13 Fulham 22 28
14 Sheffield Wednesday 22 28
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
17 Reading 22 25
18 Leeds United 22 24
19 Rotherham United 22 24
20 Huddersfield Town 22 24
21 Millwall 22 23
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 19
23 Wigan Athletic 22 17
24 Blackpool 22 13

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