Half-time: Derby County 1-0 down at Burnley
DERBY County trail Burnley 1-0 at half-time in their Boxing Day encounter at Turf Moor.
Charlie Austin celebrated his 23rd goal of the season six minutes before the interval, though it may well go down as an own goal.
Boss Nigel Clough has made one change to his Derby side, with Mark O'Brien recalled in place of James O'Connor at centre-back.
Burnley created a decent opening in the fourth minute, when Danny Ings threaded a pass in to Martin Paterson.
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Paterson controlled well, only to see his low shot saved by the body of Adam Legzdins and bounce up and over the bar.
Dean Marney prodded wide after Kieran Trippier's speculative effort had deflected into his path but the flag was up for offside anyway.
In driving rain, the Rams were unable to seriously trouble Burnley in the opening period.
Paul Coutts' long-range strike was deflected over in a rare foray forward for the visitors.
The hosts opened the scoring in fortuitous style in the 39th minute.
Tripper's cross from the right was deflected into the path of Austin, whose first-time shot was heading well wide until John Brayford inadvertently diverted the ball into his own net.
O'Brien headed over from Michael Jacobs' free kick but that was a close as Derby got to levelling before the break.