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Danny's Perfect 10

30 September 2013

When Clarets striker Danny Ings opened the scoring against Charlton at Turf Moor last weekend, he reached double figures for the season.

And the 10th goal of his campaign meant that the division's joint-top goalscorer in all competitions joined a very select group of Burnley players.

Ings becomes only the fifth member of this very exclusive club, as only four times before in our long and proud history has a Clarets player hit ten senior goals before the end of September.

Oddly enough, the last time it happened, and only the fourth time ever, was last season, when Ings’ former team mate Charlie Austin scored a total of eleven in August and September, 2012.

Before that, we have to go back 38 years to find the previous time it happened, with the great Peter Noble helping himself to eleven in August and September 1975.

The first time a Burnley player achieved the feat was in 1928, when the club’s all-time record goalscorer, the legendary George Beel, hit ten in the first nine matches of a season that didn’t kick off until August 25!

The only other occasion that the 10-goal haul has been achieved - and the daddy of them all - was a magnificent 12 goals by the prolific Ray Pointer, aka the Blond Bombshell, in August and September 1961.

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