Ipswich late-show stuns Clarets
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Burnley were denied victory at Ipswich by a last-gasp equaliser from Matt Richards.Burnley were denied a fine win at Ipswich by a last-gasp equaliser from Matt Richards.
The Clarets had hit the front as early as the 19th minute through Robbie Blake and staged a determined rearguard action to hold on to their advantage.
Goalkeeper Danny Coyne produced a number of fine stops, but was ultimately undone just seconds from the final whistle.
Coyne made his first save of the afternoon from a Jim Magilton header, and had to be alert to stop another effort from the same player just moments later.
However, it was the visitors that drew first blood; Micah Hyde pounced on a Richard Naylor error to feed Robbie Blake who beat Lewis Price low to his left.
Ian Moore had a chance to double the advantage on the stroke of half time but could only direct his effort straight at Price.
Joe Royle's half time team-talk seemed to do the trick as the hosts made a quick start to the second half which saw Kevin Horlock strike the woodwork with a free kick.
However, after former Burnley star Drissa Diallo and Pablo Counago had both spurned chances, Ipswich seemed set to end the game empty-handed.
With just second remaining though, Richards remained cool to convert Shefki Kuqi's cross and break Burnley hearts.
Indeed, it could have been worse for the visitors as there was still time for Counago to strike the woodwork, but the match ended all square.