York Minstered by Burnley!
Tuesday 6th August 2013 @7:45pm Kick-Off
Burnley in the end enjoyed a comfortable win last night in the Capital One Cup first round game away to League 2, York City. A thumping 4-0 victory at Bootham Crescent saw the Clarets progress to the next round with some ease despite a nervous time in the last 25 minutes of the first half. A goal in the 12th minute from David Jones following a Wallace corner , his first for the club, looked to have set a full-strength Burnley side on their way but York City came back strongly in the first half and could easily have equalised .Burnley`s blushes though were saved and they led 1-0 at half-time. In the second half, Burnley increased their lead just past the hour mark after Junior Stanislas slotted in Kieran Trippier's pass and that was enough really to kill off York`s hopes of a giant killing act. Burnley were in complete control now. Danny Ings kept up his impressive goal-scoring prowess over the summer notching up another in the 78th minute after Dean Marney's shot was blocked to make it 3-0 The rout was completed in the 82nd minute when substitute Scott Arfield got his first goal for the club to make the final score 4-0. Clarets fans now wait to see who they will face in the second round with the draw being made this Thursday at 12:30pm.
It was perhaps surprising that Sean Dyche didn`t tinker with the eighteen that he selected for the opening Championship game against Bolton at Turf Moor last Saturday. It had been thought he might give some of his fringe players a chance to shine against lower league opposition but he clearly is treating this competition with some importance putting out a full-strength side. In summary then we lined up as follows:
Heaton, Trippier, Long, Shackell, Lafferty, Wallace, Marney, Jones, Stanislas, Ings, Vokes
Subs: Cisak, Treacy, Edgar, O`Neill, Arfield, Noble, Stock
Full Match Report
Cleveland referee Tony Harrington got the game underway on a bright sunny evening in York and the Clarets were soon in their stride. Sam Vokes could have notched up two goals in the first five minutes had he had more luck. His first chance came after three minutes. Kieran Trippier charged down the right flank to put over one of his characteristic testing crosses to find Vokes. Towering above everybody else the former Wolves striker got up to head the ball strongly on target only to see it smash against the crossbar and away to safety. York City keeper Michael Ingham then denied Vokes two minutes later after parrying away his thumping volley from twelve yards out. In the 12th minute though, Burnley made their possession count when they got their noses in front from a low corner from Wallace. As the ball came over from the right, David Jones at the near post beat his marker to thump the ball home into the bottom corner of the net. If Burnley were now expecting an easy time of things they would be in for a shock! The home side came back strongly putting the Clarets defence under some pressure in the last 25 minutes of the half. Midway through the half, their first real attempt of the night almost led to the equaliser. The threat came from Sander Puri who unleashed a low drive that powered towards goal from 30 yards out. Tom Heaton looked a worried man but the ball flew just wide. York now pleasing the home crowd with an impressive display continued to press for the equaliser. A mistake from Ings nearly allowed Ashley Chambers to pounce after latching onto a poor cross-field pass but just as he was about to shoot Shackell got in an excellent tackle to spare the former Bournemouth striker`s blushes. Ryan Bowman also saw his shot fly just over the bar as York continued to worry the Burnley defence. The Clarets though were always threatening to take the upper hand and looked impressive moving forward despite York`s good spell. Some good approach work from Sam Vokes and Dean Marney gave Trippier the chance to bomb down the right and lay the ball off to Ings. The lively striker attempted a first time shot across the keeper only to see the ball fly just wide of target. Just before half time, Shackell headed just inches wide following an in- swinging corner from Wallace. The score however remained 1-0 to the Clarets at the break
Dyche did not make any changes for the start of the second half. You have to give plucky York their due, they were unlucky not to equalise in the first-half and they were still continuing to impress in the early stages of the second half with a number of dangerous crosses peppering the Burnley goal. Heaton on one occasion had to dive at full stretch to grab the ball on the goalline from a flicked header but York`s influence was about to evaporate just past the hour mark when the Clarets doubled their lead. Dean Marney had just lost possession but he managed to redeem himself after getting a toe on the ball to find Trippier down the right. The right back had time to look up and pick out his man. Cutting the ball back low, he found Stanislas on the edge of the box who with a first-time shot gave the keeper no chance to make it 2-0 to the Clarets. That was it York would not find a way back now and Burnley`s dominance was assured seventeen minutes later when Ings made it 3-0. His attempted cross to Stanislas was deflected back into his path and he made no mistake notching up another goal in what has proved to be a prolific summer. Ings has now scored in the last six games in succession albeit four of them in the pre-summer friendlies. Arguably the one against Bolton was an own goal from Wheater but the club it was revealed on Clarets Player are trying to make Ings the official scorer and let`s face it, he was really! Anyway back to York! The Clarets were now in total control and with the home fans already leaving the ground, it was left to substitute, Scott Arfield to make the result even more convincing in the 82nd minute. The former Huddersfield midfielder notched up his first goal for the Clarets after coolly side-footing the ball home to make the final score 4-0. Poor York they are still looking for their first win in this competition since 1997 and although Clarets fans did not exactly 'come in their thousands` this time, the 1200 or so that did would certainly come away from Bootham Crescent with a cheesy grin on their face after this 'Champion` night!
York City: Ingham, Oyebanjo, Smith, McGurk, Clay, Chambers, Jarvis (Fletcher-70), Fyfield, Platt (Montrose-66), Bowman, Puri (Coulson-22)
Subs Not Used: Kettings, Parslow, Allen, Coates
Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Long, Shackell, Lafferty, Wallace (Arfield-62), Marney, Jones (Edgar-70), Stanislas, Ings, Vokes (Stock-80)
Subs Not Used: Cisak, Treacy, O`Neill, Noble
Goals: Jones 12, Stanislas 61, Ings 78, Arfield 82
Booked: Yellow Card for Wallace (53)
Possession: 46% York City, 54% Burnley (Source: BBC Sport)
Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland)