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Kightly Helps Keep Burnley On A High

Michael Kightly in action for Burnley

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10:30 4th March 2014

On-loan Potter helps the Clarets open a gap in the race for automatic promotion...


Michael Kightly played just over an hour in Burnley’s top of the table clash against Derby County.

 

The Clarets struck in each half through David Jones and Dean Marney to put them five points clear of the Rams, who sit a place behind in third place.

 

Kightly was influential for Burnley, and was involved in the opener. The on-loan Stoke man pounced on a defensive error before feeding through Danny Ings, who flicked the ball onto Jones who converted a superb volley.

 

The 28-year-old was replaced by Ross Wallace on 64-minutes, as Burnley secured their fourth win in five matches to open up a gap in second place as they continue to shine in the hunt for automatic promotion.


JACK Butland played the full ninety minutes as Leeds United had to settle for a point against QPR.

 

The goalkeeper watched his side miss an early first-half penalty before taking the lead at Loftus Road when Ross McCormack whipped in an emphatic free-kick past, Robert Green.

 

Butland encountered a quiet first forty minutes, but there was nothing he could do with the Rangers equaliser when Jermaine Jenas found space inside the area to fire low and beyond the England international just before the interval.

 

The 20-year-old pulled off a fine stop minutes into the second-half, thwarting Armand Traore who burst onto a through ball in United’s final third.

 

QPR thought they nicked the win in the final moments of injury time, when Clint Hill fired past Butland, only to see his effort chalked off for offside.

 

The draw against fourth placed QPR means Leeds sit in 12th place in the Championship, eight points behind 6th placed Wigan.

 

Brek Shea was a second-half sub as Barnsley fell to a disappointing defeat away at Huddersfield Town.

 

The Tykes were thumped 5-0 by their Yorkshire rivals, in a result that further dented their chances of survival in the Championship.

 

Barnsley were already 3-0 down by the time Shea was introduced on 55-minutes. There was little the American could do to prevent Barnsley slipping to the bottom of the Championship.

 

Juan Agudelo was an unused substitute for FC Utrecht, who drew 1-1 with FC Twente in the Eredivisie.

 

Tommy Oar grabbed a goal as Utrecht had to come from behind. The point means the Dutch club sit three places and four points above the relegation zone.

 

Jamie Ness was also an unused sub for Leyton Orient as Russell Slade’s men beat Colchester UNITED AT Brisbane Road.

 

The O’s are still in the hunt for automatic promotion and sit in second place, having played two games more than third placed Brentford.

 

Cameron Jerome was a first-half sub, coming on for Marouane Chamakh on 32-minutes as Crystal Palace came from behind to gain a point away at Swansea City.

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