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Boyd: We Showed Our Character

2 January 2015

George Boyd believes Burnley were unlucky not to come away from St James’ Park with all three points after an enthralling 3-3 draw on New Year’s Day.

The Clarets remarkable character was on display again, as they came from behind three times to claim a point.

But Boyd, whose left-footed strike levelled things up at 3-3, feels it could have been more after dominating the second-half.

Boyd said: “It was a great game and to come back three times at St James’ Park is a great result but we’re a bit gutted we haven’t won it to be honest.

“I think it shows the character in the team and that’s been brilliant all season and with the injuries we’ve had in the first half as well.

“In the second half I think we dominated and hit the woodwork a couple of times and fully deserved to win it.

“It was a flat first half and we didn’t pass the ball as well as we did in the second but when we started popping around we showed what a good side we are.”

After hitting the woodwork four times, the Clarets reward finally came in the 86th minute when Boyd was the beneficiary of some great hold up play from Ings, before taking the ball on and crashing a low shot beyond
Alnwick – something which he’s been working on!

Boyd added: “That’s my angle and I’ve been working hard on it in training with the coaches so as soon as I got in that position there was only one thought in my mind.

“Ingsy and Barnesy had been holding the ball up brilliantly all game to bring the midfield runners in.

After a packed festive period, attentions now switch the FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday, a competition that still has it’s magic according to the Clarets wideman.

“These were a tough run of fixtures and nobody expected us to get anything probably but we’ve showed our character again.

“We can go into our next run of games full of confidence now on the back of the last two results.

“It’s a great game and hopefully they’ll be a big crowd at Turf Moor to get behind us.

“The FA Cup still has that magic and I was lucky enough to get to the final last year with Hull City and that was a great occasion.”

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