Burnley 1-1 Bolton Wanderers
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Burnley continued their superb home record but had to settle for a point in a stalemate derby clash with Bolton.
Owen Coyle's side started brightly and made Bolton look shaky at the back with David Nugent, making a rare start, having a penalty shout turned down by referee Chris Foy when he was bundled over by Gary Cahill inside the box. Steven Fletcher later dragged a shot wide with the goal gaping after superb work down the right flank from Wade Elliott.
But it was the visitors who took the lead. A superb Matt Taylor free-kick on 28 minutes left Brian Jensen helpless and the goal knocked the confidence out of Burnley's system.
Wanderers finished the first half strongly and could have snatched a second in the dying moments as Jensen denied top goalscorer Ivan Klasnic.
Kevin McDonald and Chris Eagles livened up following the interval and sparked the hosts' revival. McDonald saw a long-range drive cannon back off the crossbar while former Man United midfielder Eagles ran the show in midfield.
The hard work paid off 10 minutes into the second period when a searching Elliott cross found Nugent who nodded home the equaliser from close range.
It was the forward's third goal of the season and Jussi Jaaskelainen made a fine save to prevent him getting his fourth with a quarter of an hour still to play.
Gary Megson always seemed happy enough to take a point from the game despite his side lurking in the relegation zone, but only Wigan have been to Turf Moor and taken three points this season - form which holds the Clarets three points above the drop zone.