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Barnes Shoulders Responsibility!

8 November 2014

Match winner Ashley Barnes say he was left speechless after scoring his first Barclays Premier League goal against Hull City.

The Clarets forward replaced Marvin Sordell in the starting line-up and headed home an inch-perfect Kieran Trippier cross in the 49th minute.

That goal proved the difference in the contest and secured all three points for Dyche’s side for the first time this season, and Barnes was delighted to end the wait.

Barnes said: “We’ve waited long enough for that and it was a great team performance today, we defended well and hung on in there at the end.

“I’m delighted with the goal, it’s a great ball in from Tripps and I’ve managed to get my head on it and it’s gone in.

“It’s every boys dream to play in the Premier League and luckily enough I’ve had that chance today and got off the mark.

“It was an unbelievable ball in but we see that week in week out and it’s unfortunate up until now we’ve not had the luck run for us but we’ve gone and done it today.”

Despite his heroics, Barnes was also quick to pay tribute to his teammates, particularly the defence, as they recorded their fourth clean sheet of the season.

And the 25-year-old striker says the team spirit in the camp can prove to be of great strength once again this season, as they look to prove their doubters wrong.

“We defended tirelessly in the second half because they penned us back and kept launching balls in but the lads were outstanding.

“We believe, nobody else believes in us but in the dressing room we’re all together and we’re all going to win.

“Going into the international break it’s good to have a positive result under our belt.”

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