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VIDEO: Burnley fan saves baby from ball during Chelsea match

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Burnley fan saves baby from ball during Chelsea match
(Image: Twitter/@ciaran410)

Great save by the man in the crowd! #BURCHE pic.twitter.com/lZMlso6JGc

— Ciaran Phelan (@ciaran410) February 12, 2017

Watch as one quick-thinking Burnley fan saves a baby from being hit by the ball as a wayward shot heads in the direction of the child and its mother standing in front of him, behind the goal.

With Sean Dyche’s side 0-1 down to Chelsea at a rainy Turf Moor on Sunday, the home team were doing everything they could in an effort to equalise.

And the alert supporter was forced to act just in the nick of time as Ashley Barnes’s shot sailed high and wide of its target and came hurtling towards the parent holding the baby.

With an outstretched, gloved hand, the man reaches over the pair and palms the ball away from danger, avoiding a serious injury to the child.