Scott Arfield hailed a ‘massive win’ after his fine solo effort helped the Clarets to a 2-1 victory against QPR at Turf Moor.
Arfield opened the scoring on 12 minutes, beating two R’s defenders on the left before cutting inside and curling a wonderful right-footed effort beyond the reach of Robert Green into the far corner.
And despite having his first goal since the opening day against Chelsea cancelled out by Charlie Austin’s penalty, Danny Ings neat finish saw the Clarets climb out of the relegation zone, and leave the Londoners with more away day blues.
Arfield said: “It’s a massive win. I think it’s been well documented how important these sorts of games are going to be.
“Our home form needs to be good and it was brilliant to start this little period off with a win.
“I thought the goal was a good finish, I think it just opens up for me quite nicely actually and I’ve seen the bottom corner and thankfully it goes in.
“I’ve been trying to get back to that, taking people on more and it’s brilliant to do so.
“It meant a lot to me, I don’t put any demand on myself to hit numbers but there is a demand to get goals.
“It’s important for the midfielders to get in amongst the goals as well as the strikers to help them out.
“Boydy has been doing that recently and for me to get another one too feels great.
“Home form is going to be massive this season and the fans here get right behind us and it was good to give them something to shout about.”
The Clarets now head to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night for an FA Cup Third Round replay before taking on Crystal Palace at Turf Moor in the Premier League.
And Arfield insists that is the cup tie is primary focus, despite outside perception that the next few Premier League games may carry extra significance.
“The next clutch of games are important but none more so than the next one which is Tottenham away.
“It’s the FA Cup and that’s what you want to be involved in so we certainly won’t be going down there to make up the numbers.
“It’s no less important than today’s win so we’ll go there and try to win.”