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Ings' Strike "One Of The Best"

10 February 2014

Clarets striker hails his Millwall goal as one of the best of his career

Danny Ings declared his second goal against Millwall at the weekend as one of the best of his career.

The Burnley striker expertly controlled a raking 50-yard pass from Kieran Tripper, then showed great composure to poke the ball through the legs of onrushing ‘keeper Stephen Bywater to put the Clarets 3-1 up.

The eye-catching strike came in the week his stunning goal against QPR earlier this season was nominated – but failed to make the shortlist - for the Goal of the Year awards at the 2014 Football League Awards.

But the 21-year-old felt his decisive goal against the Lions was another contender for his best senior strike.

He said:  “It’s probably up there as one of my best. It was a ridiculous ball from Kieran. I saw he got his head up and when I saw the defender wasn’t looking I thought I’d make the run.

“You’ve got to keep your eye on the ball as it’s coming over your shoulder and I did that and managed to finish it as well.”

Ings has now contributed an impressive 24 goals in all competitions for the Clarets, in a prolific partnership with Sam Vokes that has yielded a total of 39. 

That is still some way short of the record 60-goal partnership achieved by Clarets legends Andy Lochhead and Willie Irvine back in 1966.

But Ings insisted he and Vokes were keen to try and emulate that remarkable feat.

He added: “It’s a big ask, but we’ve still got 17 games left and who knows, it could happen.”

Saturday’s victory means Burnley have now gone 19 league matches unbeaten at Turf Moor, setting a new post-war record.

And ahead of Tuesday’s Lancashire derby at Bolton Wanderers, top scorer Ings remains keen to keep the focus and maintain the team’s impressive form. 

He said: “It is a huge game! “The last few games we’ve been playing well and not winning so it was good to turn it round against Millwall.

“Now we’ll just take every game as it comes, work hard for each other and I’m sure our quality will show through.”

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