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Heaton Rues Rough Luck

28 February 2015

Tom Heaton felt the Gods were against him after the own goal that saw Swansea pick up all three points at Turf Moor.

Heaton will undoubtedly be credited with the goal by the Premier League dubious goals panel after making a terrific second half double save from Jock Cork and Kieran Trippier’s deflection, before the ball squirmed from his grasp and over the line.

Heaton groaned: “It was a bit scrappy at times and we managed to reduce them to limited chances, so it’s frustrating to concede in that fashion and we’ve come away with nothing, which is hard to take.

“I feel a bit unfortunate for the goal. The ball has landed at (Jack) Cork’s feet and I managed to tip his volley onto the bar. It almost felt like pinball in there at that point.

“He puts it back in and it comes of Tripps’ leg, back in towards me and I’ve got a hand on it.

“As I tried to scramble it out, unfortunately it spun in, which is a bitter pill to swallow.”

Heaton though, urged the Clarets to put their disappointment behind them and spring another surprise away to Liverpool on Wednesday.

The Clarets stopper added: “We don’t shy away from any of the fixtures, but Liverpool on Wednesday is a fixture we are all excited for and we will go there to get a positive result.

“We know it’s a tough game and fair play to Liverpool because they have been excellent in the last few months. But we try not to fear anyone and we go about our own game.

“That’s stood us in good stead so far, so we’ve no need to change that.”


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