FT: Burnley 1-1 Blackburn

Late drama again! Williamson, on for only 2 minutes, is sent off. Danny Ings raced through on goal with Williamson the last man, and the sub blatantly fouls him. Necessary, but a definite red.

86
More successive corners for Rovers as they eye a last-gasp winner.

Corry Evans' day is ended as Lee Williamson takes his place.

GOAL! Terrible back-pass leaves Burnley in dire straits as Rhodes chases onto it. There's an element of luck as the defender's attempted clearance bounces off his shin as he cuts back, but he'll certainly take it!

Ben Mee is booked now as Burnley try and hold off the Blackburn onslaught.

Alan Judge and Chris Taylor replace Jason Lowe and Ben Masrhall for Rovers

GOAL! The breakthrough! And it's the sub Stanislas. A great strike from the youngster opens the scoring. Huge goal!

On comes Junior Stanislas for Michael Kightly.

68
Five successive corners for Rovers eventually results in nothing, but Henley should've made it 1-0.

66
A couple of corners for Rovers as Burnley look a little shaky.

62
Duff follows him soon after following a 50/50 clash with Henley. Rhodes was clean through too, but no advantage given.

Burnley midfielder Marney is next into the book for a foul on Dann.

56
A flare is let off in the stands by Burnley fans. This game could do with a similar spark!

52
Some great defending from Dann stops Vokes in his tracks as Burnley look to bounce back.

48
Another quick counter attack from Rovers as King tees up Marshall, but his effort is tame and blocked.

46
Bright start to Rovers' second half as Rhodes manages to find plenty of space and passes to King, but the striker takes too long trying to get a shot away.

That's it for the first-half then, and it's been a predictable derby. Plenty of tackles have flown in, while both sides have had opportunities to break the deadlock. Burnley have perhaps had the better of the half, but what do you think? Let me know via Twitter at @MattStead91 or by e-mail at Matthew.Stead@bskyb.com.

43
Ings has certainly been lively for Burnley and is allowed time to shoot. His curler is just wide.

40
Jason Lowe makes it into the referee's book first, a poor tackle from behind.

36
Rovers break quickly and nearly grab an opener. Cairney receives the ball on the break and has King to his left, but he opts for the shot which is very well saved.

36
Trippier again sends a long-range free-kick over towards goal, but it's tame this time and Kean gets there easily.

31
The ball eventually falls to Arfield from the corner, but it's a poor effort.

30
Kightly's excellent cross creates plenty of havoc in the Rovers backline. Henley hashes his clearance and it's out for a corner.

25
Burnley are appealing for a penalty after Spurr and Arfield tangle, but nothing doing.

22
Josh King has impressed for Rovers previously in his past few games, and he gets another chance after beating Trippier for pace. Rhodes can't manoeuvre a shot from the cross however.

18
Rovers are again on the back foot as Arfield cuts inside but Kean saves well from 20 yards. Ings follows up and Kean is there again for the double save.

14
Rovers have settled a little now. A patient build-up promises plenty but Marshall's delivery is too long.

11
Trippier looks to be a real danger this afternoon with Rovers struggling to cope. His low cross nearly results in a Spurr own goal. Rovers need to wake up here.

8
A couple of hard-hitting tackles are starting to fly in now. It is a derby after all!

6
Free-kick from 30 yards out is well hit by Kieran Trippier and it's only just over. Shaky start for Rovers as Burnley have rushed out of the blocks.

4
Rovers fans have their hearts in their mouths. Keeper Kean calmly comes out to kick the ball clear, but he misjudges the amount of time he has and his hashed clearance bounces off Vokes and just wide.

3
Very tense start at Turf Moor as the sides feel each other out.

Rovers fan Jonathan Fish levels up the stakes, backing his side for the win: "I'm hoping for another big Rovers win today, Josh King was man of the match 2 weeks ago, lets hope he can be influential yet again on the wing and feed Jordan Rhodes!! COME ON ROVERS!!"

Natalie Hall is first in on Twitter, and she's surely one of many Clarets hoping for a first Burnley win in this fixture for 34 years. "Surely the Clarets can snatch victory this time around? 2-1 to the Clarets #twitterclarets".

A strong side from Burnley too, can they continue their excellent early season form and defeat their rivals in the El Lanclassico?

David Dunn is the single absentee of Rovers then, replaced by Corry Evans. Who will be Blackburn's derby hero in his absence?

Blackburn: Kean, Kane, Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Lowe, Evans, Marshall, Cairney, King, Rhodes. Subs: Eastwood, Kilgallon, Williamson, Taylor, Marrow, Morris, Judge.

Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Mee, Shackell, Duff, Jones, Marney, Arfield, Kightly, Vokes, Ings. Subs: Cisak, Long, Lafferty, Stanislas, Treacy, Stock, Edgar

We have team news coming up for both sides, but in the meantime why don't you send your score predictions and thoughts in? You can find me on Twitter at @MattStead91, while you can e-mail in at Matthew.Stead@bskyb.com. Who'll be the key men for you?

Both sides head into the game in decent form, with Burnley occupying a play-off spot and Blackburn coming off the back of a 4-1 defeat of another local rival in Bolton.

Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary for today's Lancashire derby between Burnley and Blackburn.

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