Two goals in the space of six minutes gave Derby County a thoroughly deserved victory at a rain-swept Turf Moor.
After dominating proceedings in the opening half it came as no surprise when the visitors took the lead after 57 minutes.
Inigo Idiakez delivered a free-kick beyond the far post which was headed back across goal by Marcus Tudgay and into the far corner past Danny Coyne.
The Rams secured the points shortly afterwards thanks to a howler by Burnley's John McGreal.
The Clarets defender hit a back-pass straight to Grezgorz Rasiak who squared the ball for man-of-the-match Marco Reich to tap into an unguarded net.
Derby boss George Burley was delighted with his side's performance. He said: "We dominated in the first half and had numerous chances but never got the goal, thankfully we got two in the second period.
"When you are on top away from home you want to score goals but we kept plugging away and I have no doubt we were the better team.
"We played some good football on a tricky surface. Overall it was an excellent team performance." Burnley manager Steve Cotterill complained about the referee's decision leading up to the opening goal.
"I am not sure about the free-kick before the first goal," he said.
"It (the result)'s a bit of a blow but not the end of the world. It's never nice to get beat at home."