Burnley 4 Ipswich 2
By Patrick Goss. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Burnley's league revival continued with a 4-2 victory over Ipswich that pulls them further away from the relegation quagmire, but The Clarets were made to sweat in the closing stages.
Cruising at 3-0 up courtesy of goals from Glen Little, David May and England Under-21 international Richard Chaplow - a controversial penalty decision prevented The Clarets from extending their lead, and when Tommy Miller and Martjin Reuser grabbed goals for the visitors, a tense final few minutes were only eased when Robbie Blake grabbed a fourth.
It started well for Stan Ternent's men, Little opening the scoring after a Paul Weller shot was spilled, and May extending the lead when he headed home superbly from a corner.
Chaplow picked up his first Under-21 cap in midweek coming on for ten minutes, and he ended a fine week with the third when he volleyed home from the edge of the box.
However, Burnley fans were outraged when Little appeared to be felled and within a minute Miller had raced up the pitch and given Town a glimmer of hope.
With time running out Reuser put Burnley fans' hearts in their mouths, when he grabbed the second, but Robbie Blake calmed things down with a fourth that lifted Burnley well clear of the bottom three.