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Burnley stage dramatic late comeback to stun Preston

| 12.09.2010

A Chris Iwelumo hat-trick helped Burnley mount a remarkable late comeback to beat Preston 4-3 in a pulsating local derby at Turf Moor.

The Clarets trailed 3-1 with just six minutes remaining, but two clinical finishes from Iwelumo and an injury time header from Jay Rodriguez sent the home crowd into pandemonium.

Burnley’s win sees them move into fifth place in the Championship table, and Brian Laws’ men are temptingly priced at 10/1 to gain promotion as champions this season.

A trip to Middlesbrough awaits the Clarets on Tuesday, and they are 7/4 to follow their win over Preston with victory at the Riverside.

For Preston, defeat at Turf Moor saw them drop into the relegation zone, and manager Darren Ferguson could soon find himself under pressure if results don’t improve soon.

With just one win from their first five matches, Preston’s next fixture sees them take on Nottingham Forest. Can they upset Billy Davies’ side? They are 6/4 to win. See the full Preston vs Nottingham Forest Match Betting Odds market.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.