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Ings delighted with first top-flight strike

27 October 2014

Danny Ings says he is delighted to have registered his first Premier League goal against Everton on Sunday.

The 22-year-old, who netted 26 times last season on his way to being Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year, got off the mark when Lukas Jutkiewicz slid the ball into his path, and he rounded Tim Howard before finishing with aplomb.

But while expressing pride in his personal moment, Ings admits it was tainted by not being able to get points on the board as the Clarets fell to defeat against an Eto’o-inspired Everton.

Ings said: “It’s a big moment for me and obviously I am very proud of that.

“It was a great ball from Jukes to be fair, perfectly weighted and I saw the keeper come out and my only option was to go around him and I did that.

“I’m obviously delighted personally, but at the same time I am just disappointed we didn’t get the three points. That’s the main thing.

“Obviously it’s good to get off the mark for me personally, but it’s just a shame we didn’t get the three points at the end.

“I felt we gave it all we had, but Everton have some top quality players and we got punished.”

Despite not getting the win, the England U21 international believes that the Clarets are getting stronger and stronger with each passing week as they continue to grow into the Premier League.

He added: “There is no expectation on Burnley. I think we are finding it quite tough, but we are learning each week and getting stronger and stronger and hopefully those wins will come.

“The possession of other teams is the hardest part. We are a pressing team and it worked for us last year in the Championship, but teams in the Premier League play out so well.

“It’s just important that we keep pressing and showing positive signs.

“We just need to keep biting at the bit and working hard and if we can finish a game like we started I think we’ll have every chance of starting to win games.”

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