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Heaton: We Were Due That Win

16 March 2015

Tom Heaton believes Burnley were due another Premier League win after the Clarets clinched a sensational victory over Manchester City on Saturday.

A stunning, second-half half-volley by George Boyd was enough to give Sean Dyche’s men their fifth win of the season, as Turf Moor celebrated a famous triumph.



In the process, Burnley also kept their sixth clean sheet of the campaign; their first since they kept sixth-placed Southampton at bay just before Christmas.

And the Clarets goalkeeper insists it was about time Burnley found themselves on the right end of another tight Premier League contest.

Heaton said after the weekend’s game: “To be honest, I think we’ve actually defended well in most games and played well in a lot of them.

“We feel we’ve probably deserved a bit more, but you don’t always get what you deserve.

“You’ve got to keep working and I think we worked really hard today.



“There’s an element of a few things where they took a bad touch at times or maybe the penalty decision got our way.

“But sometimes you need these things to go for you, which they did today and we probably earned it over the last seven or eight games.

“We’ve been on the wrong side of some tight affairs really; sometimes we’ve been a little bit unlucky and perhaps we haven’t got those fine details quite right at times.

“We certainly didn’t feel too far away though and thankfully today, we managed to get the win against the champions and get a clean sheet, which is brilliant.”

Despite conceding the vast majority of possession, Heaton admitted he didn’t feel particularly busy when the champions looked for a way of unlocking Burnley’s brave defence at Turf Moor.



And with the Clarets now turning their attention to an away trip to Southampton at the weekend, the shot-stopper was keen to credit the whole team for the way they restricted Manchester City to limited goalscoring opportunities on Saturday.

Heaton added: “I think we were fairly steady. There was one 1-v-1 against [Edin] Džeko early in the first half, but you would take that all day, especially against City!

“We were pretty comfortable though and credit has to go to the lads for defending.

“I thought the framework and the shape of the whole team were superb today.

“It’s a great boost and hopefully we can build some momentum going into next week now.”



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