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Blackburn vs Burnley: Ashley Westwood tackles pitch invader after he shoved team-mate James Tarkowski

 

Sean Dyche left fuming after shocking incident which followed Swansea loanee Jack Cork’s opener for Clarets.

The Clarets midfielder intervened as the fan legged it towards the visitors during the Cotton Mills Derby.

James Tarkowski is confronted by an angry fan on the field

James Tarkowski is confronted by an angry fan on the field

Ashley Westwood races in to take down the pitch invader

Ashley Westwood races in to take down the pitch invader after he raced towards the Clarets players following Jack Cork’s opener

Burnley flans light a flare to celebrate taking the lead in their derbyBurnley flans light a flare to celebrate taking the lead in their derby

Burnley flans light a flare to celebrate taking the lead in their derby

Players rushed to James Tarkowskis aid after the ugly incident

Players rushed to James Tarkowski’s aid after the ugly incident

Swansea loanee Jack Cork fired the visitors into the lead by turning in Robbie Brady’s cross.

And as his team-mates celebrated the strike, a man ran towards the players from the stands and confronted Tarkowski.

Westwood took the man to the ground following a melee before he was taken from the field by stewards and the game was able to continue.

Burnley doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time as Brady turned goalscorer against the League One outfit.

Sean Dyche’s side appear to be heading into the third round with events off the field threatening to overshadow the game.

A flare was lit in the Burnley end soon after Cork’s opener in the Carabao Cup clash.

Tempers flared as Blackburn and Burnley met in the Carabao Cup

Tempers flared as Blackburn and Burnley met in the Carabao Cup

Ashley Barnes celebrates the opener with goalscorer Jack Cork

Ashley Barnes celebrates the opener with goalscorer Jack Cork

Swansea loanee Cork scored his first goal for Burnley

Swansea loanee Cork scored his first goal for Burnley

Robbie Brady added a second for Prem Burnley

Robbie Brady added a second for Prem Burnley

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/4308168/blackburn-vs-burnley-ashley-westwood-pitch-invader/

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