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East Lancashire Derby: Blackburn Rovers v Burnley - a look back

23 October 2015

Fierce rivals Blackburn Rovers and Burnley will lock horns for the 98th time in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off on Sky Sports in the latest East Lancashire battle.

Burnley are fifth in the Sky Bet Championship after only one defeat in nine – that run featuing six wins – while their old foes Blackburn are down in 17th having only tasted success twice in their 12 outings in 2015/16.

The form book tends to go out the window on derby day, and here's a look back at the encounters between the two since the turn of the millennium.

2000/2001: Blackburn punish Burnley en route to promotion

Burnley 0-2 Blackburn - 17th December 2000
This fixture was the first time the two clubs had met in 17 years and it was Blackburn who went home with the bragging rights. Jason McAteer scored shortly before half-time and Marcus Bent netted a second to seal a Rovers 'el Lanclasico' victory.  

Blackburn 5-0 Burnley - 1st April 2001
Many Burnley fans would be forgiven for thinking this was some kind of cruel April fool's joke, unfortunately it wasn't. Blackburn dominated proceedings and romped to a 5-0 victory to complete a memorable league double. Blackburn went onto seal promotion while the Clarets just missed out on the Play-Offs.

READ: Sean Dyche hoping for another 'people's derby' to remember at @OneRovers:

— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) October 23, 2015
2004/2005: Blackburn edge Burnley in FA Cup

Burnley 0-0 Blackburn - 20th February 2005
The East Lancashire rivals were paired in the fifth round of the FA Cup, and this was one of the more forgettable games between these two rivals. The deadlock wasn't broken, so it was to Ewood Park for a replay.

Blackburn 2-1 Burnley - 1st March 2005
With the score locked at 1-1 at half-time in the replay, Rovers' Morten Gamst Pedersen popped up with a memorable 86th-minute winner to send them into the next round.

Chris Taylor: "These are the games that you live for, the games that you play football for."

— Blackburn Rovers (@OneRovers) October 23, 2015
2009/2010: Two top-flight tussles

Blackburn 3-2 Burnley - 18th October 2009
This was the first ever Premier League meeting between these sides, and a first top-flight clash since 1966, and it didn't disappoint. Burnley took the lead through Robbie Blake but Blackburn hit back to go in at the break with a 3-1 advantage. Chris Eagles got one back for the Clarets but Rovers held on.

Burnley 0 -1 Blackburn - 28th March 2010
Burnley's Premier League survival hopes were dealt a significant blow by their local rivals in this derby. It was a cagey affair, and a David Dunn first-half penalty settled it at Turf Moor, with the Clarets going on to suffer relegation.

READ: Michael Duff says the players are fully aware what the derby means to the fans:

— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) October 23, 2015
2012/2013: Honours even in East Lancashire

Burnley 1-1 Blackburn - 2nd December 2012
Jordan Rhodes put Blackburn ahead in the 68th minute and Rovers looked to be leaving Turf Moor with all three points, but Sam Vokes pounced to equalise for Burnley in the 89th minute and ensured that the spoils were shared.

Blackburn 1-1 Burnley - 17th March 2013

The reverse fixture saw both teams leave with a point again, in the opposite circumstances. This time Burnley took the lead, only for that man David Dunn to level in the closing stages for Rovers.

GB: "The atmosphere at these games is completely different, you've really got to love and enjoy being involved in"

— Blackburn Rovers (@OneRovers) October 23, 2015
2013/2014: Victory at last for Burnley

Burnley 1-1 Blackburn - 14th September 2013
Another close game saw another late show, and the spoils shared again in East Lancashire. After a goalless first half, Junior Stanislas netted for Burnley in the 76th minute. But Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes levelled matters in the 85th minute to rob the Clarets of their elusive derby day victory.

Blackburn 1-2 Burnley - 9th March 2014
Burnley finally claimed victory in the most recent clash between the rivals on their way to the Premier League. Jordan Rhodes was on the scoresheet again, but Sean Dyche's side turned the game on its head to win 2-1 and claim their first East Lancashire derby success since 1979.

Don't miss it!

The bragging rights are on the line once again this weekend with the rivals meeting at Ewood Park at 12.30pm on Saturday live on Sky Sports. We'll be providing match updates via @SkyBetChamp.

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