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Vokes denies Rovers (©GettyImages).

Substitute Sam Vokes headed an 89th-minute equaliser to earn Burnley a 1-1 draw against bitter rivals Blackburn in the east Lancashire derby.

The match was billed in some quarters as a shoot-out between Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes and free-scoring Burnley counterpart Charlie Austin, and the latter found Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson in inspired form. Robinson also did superbly to thwart Martin Paterson and, having weathered the storm, Rovers drove forward after the restart.

They broke through in the 65th minute when Rhodes caught Burnley's back line flat-footed and found space to head home Mauro Formica's right-wing cross. But it was another striker, Wales international Vokes, who brought Turf Moor to its feet, planting a free-kick from fellow substitute Junior Stanislas beyond Robinson three minutes after replacing Chris McCann.

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Mauro Formica
Jordan Rhodes
Internationals
Junior Stanislas
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Charlie Austin
Blackburn Rovers
Paul Robinson
Premier League
Sam Vokes
Chris McCann
Martin Paterson
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