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Vokes: Spurs Goal Was Special

6 January 2015

Sam Vokes was delighted to get back amongst the goals after his FA Cup leveller earned the Clarets a replay against Tottenham Hotspur.

Vokes, who replaced Ashley Barnes after 60 minutes, converted Michael Kightly’s right-wing cross to score his first goal since March and seal his return to action after a cruciate ligament injury.

And the Wales international says it was another positive step forward in his comeback after experiencing a frustrating Christmas period.

He said: “It’s great to get back on the pitch today as it was a tough one over Christmas really.

“I came on against Liverpool but then I got a chest infection which kept me out for a while but good to get a run out and a goal.

“It was a difficult tie against a very strong Spurs side. I know they rested a few but the gaffer mentioned they still had £125m worth of talent on the pitch.

“It’s a game we did well in and it was good to get a draw out of it in the end.

“It’s a tough place to go for the replay but we went there a couple of weeks ago and made a good show of ourselves.”

Vokes netted 20 times on the way to promotion as part of the infamous ‘Vings’ partnership and his last for the Clarets was a penalty at the same end against Doncaster Rovers.

Speaking of the goal, Vokes added: “I saw Kights with a great bit of work down the right hand side and I pulled out a bit in the box and he cut it back to me which is nice and it lands in the bottom corner.

“There have been a lot of stages but it’s always nice to get back on the pitch and to hit the back of the net!”

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