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Kightly Helps Burnley Break Record

Michael Kightly in action for Burnley

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12:22 10th February 2014

Winger contributes to Clarets' win whilst Juan Agudelo scores his first goal for FC Utrecht

MICHAEL KIGHTLY will undoubtedly be the happiest Potter out on loan this week after starting his third game in a row and helping Burnley climb into the Championship’s automatic promotion places.

The Clarets' 3-1 victory over strugglers Millwall set a post-war club record of nineteen home league games without defeat - a record that stretches back almost 11 months.

Despite going behind at Turf Moor, Kightly played a part in Burnley's equaliser, knocking down a cross for talisman Danny Ings who fired home.

The Stoke midfielder got 90 minutes under his belt for Sean Dyche's side as Dean Marney and Ings secured the points for the Lancashire outfit, who continue to impress as they challenge QPR and Leicester in the hunt for automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Juan Agudelo started two games for FC Utrecht in as little as four days, as the Dutch club suffered back-to-back defeats. 

The American scored his first goal in European football, as he unleashed an unstoppable effort which opened the scoring in Utrecht’s 2-1 home loss against FC Zwolle last Thursday evening.

Agudelo started once more in Sunday’s heavy 5-2 away defeat against fellow relegation rivals RKC. 

Utrecht now sit two places above the relegation zone in the Eredivisie and just three points ahead of third from bottom, Roda JC Kerk. 

Brek Shea had more than one reason to be feeling sick in Barnsley’s game against Ipswich Town.

The American started the game at Oakwell, but came off at half-time after suffering from a stomach bug as the Tykes threw away a two-goal advantage late on.

Up until the 81st minute, Barnsley were 2-0 to the good before a late Ipswich revival earned the Tractor Boys an unlikely point, thanks to goals from Christophe Berra and David McGoldrick.

That setback means Barnsley are four points from safety as they continue to sit in the relegation zone.

Jamie Ness was an unused substitute as Leyton Orient slipped to a surprising defeat at home to play-off chasers Peterborough United. 

The O's suffered their second successive defeat and remains in third place, as just three points separate the top three clubs in League One.

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