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Burnley 2 Swansea City 0

By Burnley FC
November 18 2017

The Clarets picked up where they left before the international break with goals from Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes making it three straight wins in the Premier League for the first time.

   Sean Dyche’s men also made it a hat-trick of top-flight victories for the first time since January, 1975.

   And you have to go back a season before that since the Clarets enjoyed a better start to a campaign as a sixth win took Burnley up to 22 points - still level with Liverpool in fifth place in the table.

   The win – arguably the most comfortable of the season – also capped a memorable few days for Cork.

   Having won his first England cap just over a week ago, the midfielder headed the opening goal against the club that sold him in the summer.

   And the quality of Cork’s excellently-constructed effort was then matched by Barnes’ explosive finish as two goals before half-time were enough to keep the Clarets soaring and the Swans struggling as a fourth successive defeat equalled their worst run in the top tier.

   With Chris Wood’s hours in the air effectively counting out the New Zealand international – who only returned from unsucccesful World Cup duty on Friday morning – there was only one change to the side that had sent the Clarets into the break in winning style.

   Goalscorer Barnes was the one who got the nod to replace Wood and the striker again fully vindicated the manager’s decision as Burnley set about trying to end a losing streak against the Welshmen which ran to four games and six of the last seven meetings.

   The Swans had twice done the double over Sean Dyche’s men in their Premier League history, but this is now a different Burnley.

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18/11/2017 16:54
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Foreverclaret (IP Logged)
18/11/2017 17:17
And the Clarets go marching on, another 3 points in the bag, great result lads.

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soapylily (IP Logged)
18/11/2017 18:55
Two great goals as well and Ashley barnes was the deserving man of the match - selfless, passionate and could have had a hat trick. I was a little disappointed not to see SD bring on nahki Wells, though he has always been conservative in the use of his subs.

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Shanghaiclaret (IP Logged)
18/11/2017 20:46
Wells will have to bided his time just like Taylor

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soapylily (IP Logged)
19/11/2017 14:44
The programme will shortly be winging its way to Shanghai in Oz. Remarkably it is 86 pages long and costs 3 quid. As my mum said, they just used to be a bit of paper. It is almost bigger than the book on Clarets' keepers through the ages I bought in the shop. Ee by gum, that shop just used to be a hole in the wall but now it is phenomenal and so is the range of goods it stocks. I was behind Alistair Campbell in the queue - nice to see he buys things like us ordinary mortals and I regretted afterwards calling him Mr 'Cameron' although I suppose that might be a compliment to a Campbell... In the program it was interesting to see Ashley Barnes' ambition is to be a farmer! I was surprised to see how much kids are coddled inside the ground. Under 12s have to be "fully supervised at all times". This meant the dad next to me had to take both his kids with him when one went to the toilet. I did wonder. As a six year old my dad made me carry my own buffet and I wouldn't see him after he parked me at the front by the Longside's white wall until half time and full time. Makes you think how the young generation would cope if they had to catch a bus on their own.

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Re: Burnley 2 Swansea City 0
Shanghaiclaret (IP Logged)
19/11/2017 19:28
That is great thanks Soapy.

Drove straight up the Monaro Highway yesterday. Would have popped in for a cuppa if you were around.

Enjoy beating the @#$%& on Sunday. If Chelsea can draw and Anfield on Sat that would put us in fifth above Arsenal and Liverpool. Oh heady days to even think of such things.

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