BURNLEY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Nathan Tella of Burnley celebrates after teammate Anass Zaroury (obscured) scores their side's second goal during the Sky Bet Championship between Burnley and Blackburn Rovers at Turf Moor on November 13, 2022 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Burnley player ratings from flawless derby win over Blackburn Rovers as Ashley Barnes sticks it to rivals at Turf Moor

Fan favourite Ashley Barnes became the first Burnley player in more than 57 years to score a double in the East Lancashire derby.

The long-serving striker’s second half brace downed rivals Blackburn Rovers and send Vincent Kompany’s Clarets back to the top of the Championship table.

The 33-year-old headed home Anass Zaroury’s delivery from close range 10 minutes into the second half as the hosts made their dominance count.

The man of the moment then turned provider 20 minutes later when Burnley’s Belgium Under 21 international struck after goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski had kept out Barnes’s volley.

And it was game over nine minutes from time when the ex-Brighton forward kept his composure to convert from Josh Brownhill’s pass and become the first player since Willie Irvine to score a brace in this meeting.

Here are our ratings from the 3-0 win at Turf Moor.

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