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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 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26

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