Dean Marney praises defensive effort after win at HullDean Marney praised his defensive colleagues after they helped make him the Clarets’ match winner.
Ex-Tiger Marney got the only goal of the game as Burnley ended Hull’s winning home run with a fourth consecutive victory at the KC Stadium.
The midfielder put the seal on an outstanding first-half performance with his third goal of the season before the Clarets defended for their lives in the second half to get back to winning ways.
And the midfielder was happy to share the limelight with a defence that became the first to stop Hull scoring on their own ground this season to make it three clean sheets in five games since Sean Dyche took over as manager.
“It’s always nice to get on the scoresheet,” said Marney.
“I have had a few good chances in recent weeks. It was a great ball from Roscoe and it was nice to score.
“But it’s about the team and the back four was tremendous. The two centre-halves played as well as they have all season and there was a big performance needed from them.
“We are doing a lot of hard work on the training ground on defensive shape. It hasn’t been a problem scoring goals, it was just that we were conceding too many.
“The gaffer has worked hard with the lads and the lads have all taken on board what he is saying and we have started well underneath him.”
The Clarets look a more compact unit with Dyche at the helm and having secured a first victory in three games, Marney hopes they are at the start of another winning run with a trip to Barnsley in mid-week followed by next Sunday’s Turf Moor showdown with Blackburn Rovers.
“In the first half I thought we played really well and looked really dangerous on the counter-attack,” added the 28-year-old, whose fifth booking of the season in injury-time against the Tigers will keep him out of Tuesday night’s visit to Oakwell.
“We felt comfortable and then in the second half they gave it a real go but there were some big performances out there.
“It was a great result. They are a good team, who have been doing really well.
“So to come here and get the three points and a clean sheet is great.
“I am sure the lads will put in another performance at Barnsley and hopefully we can get another result to take into the derby next week.”