LIVE: Burnley 4 Rochdale 1

Burnley take on Rochdale in a competitive fixture for the first time in nearly 28 years.

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 4:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 9:26 pm
Burnley manager Sean Dyche is seen during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on August 25, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

The Clarets ran out 4-1 winners in the FA Cup on that occasion under manager Jimmy Mullen as David Eyres netted a hat-trick at Turf Moor.

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The two sides enter this Carabao Cup tie in contrasting form, albeit at opposite ends of the spectrum.

A total of 56 clubs separate the two clubs in the hierarchy, with Sean Dyche's side in a troubled position in the Premier League while the visitors are pushing for a play-off spot in League Two.

Burnley are without a win in 14-games in all competitions on their own patch, a run that stretches over eight months, while Rochdale are unbeaten in seven games across the board.

LIVE: Burnley 4 Rochdale 1

Last updated: Tuesday, 21 September, 2021, 21:38

  • Burnley and Rochdale haven’t met in a competitive fixture since December 1993
  • David Eyres scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 win at Turf Moor in the FA Cup on that occasion
  • The Clarets beat Rochdale on the final day of the 1991-92 season when they had been crowned Fourth Division champions
  • This will be the 21st competitive meeting between the two sides
  • Burnley have won nine of those, Rochdale eight, with the clubs drawing three times
  • Burnley won the first ever meeting between the two sides by a solitary goal back in September 1985
  • The Clarets are on a 14-game stretch without a win at Turf Moor in all competitions
  • They haven’t scored more than once in a game since victory over Aston Villa eight months ago
  • The visitors are unbeaten in seven games across the board
  • Rochdale are currently eighth in League Two with 12 points from eight games

Pieters fires across the face of goal from Westwood’s delightful ball over the top, but nobody can get a touch.



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