Burnley burned

England - Blackburn pushed bitter rivals Burnley closer to relegation from the Premier League as David Dunn's controversial penalty secured a 1-0 win at Turf Moor yesterday.

England - Blackburn pushed bitter rivals Burnley closer to relegation from the Premier League as David Dunn's controversial penalty secured a 1-0 win at Turf Moor yesterday.

Dunn struck from the spot midway through the first half after referee Mike Dean ruled that Martin Olsson had been fouled by Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen even though there appeared to be minimal contact.

That debatable decision settled the first top-flight derby between these two old enemies at Burnley since the 1965-66 season and left Brian Laws' team still waiting for a first win over Blackburn since 1979.

Burnley's prospects of extending their stay in the top-flight beyond a single season look bleak as the second bottom side are three points adrift of safety after their eighth successive match without a win. - Sapa-AFP

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