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MANAGER'S VERDICT: BURNLEY

25 September 2018

NIGEL Clough was proud of his team after a come from behind Carabao Cup victory over Burnley.

Goals from Liam Boyce and Jamie Allen took the Brewers into the Fourth Round for the first time in the club's history after Albion claimed a Premier League scalp for only the second time ever.

Clough said: "It was an outstanding performance and result at the end of it.

"We don't get the chance to play Premier League opposition very often and we tried to make it a special night and the players did that tonight.

"To a man we did our jobs. David Templeton gave us that little bit something different and even Premier League defenders he can skip past them and create something. It lifts the crowd and gets everyone on their feet.

"The two centre halves were excellent the way they coped with the threat of the Burnley strikers but all over the pitch there were good performances.

"Our goalkeeper also acquitted himself well and made some important saves.

"It was a proper cup tie right from the first minute - it would have been a good one for TV tonight. The kind of game neutrals want to see.

"We rode our luck at times as they put us under pressure and hit the post. But we hit the post late on as well and it was surprisingly even. 

"We have been playing well for a few weeks now and it will improve our confidence going into the league.

"Getting into the fourth round for the first time puts it into perspective what a small club we are and how far we have come."


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