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Arfield Delight After Leeds Win

9 April 2016

Match winner Scott Arfield was delighted after his early strike earned the Clarets a 1-0 win over Leeds United.

Arfield struck the decisive blow in the first minute, firing low across Marco Silvestri after Andre Gray had slipped him the ball down the left.

And the Canada international, felt that despite coming under pressure from the visitors, grinding out the victory was the most important thing.

He said: “We started on the front foot and the goal shows how energised we were.

“For the goal, I just wanted to steady myself and make a clean connection. That’s exactly what I’ve done and I was delighted with it.

“I think we took our foot off the gas at times and made it very difficult for ourselves but it was all about that important win to get back to winning ways.

“We needed to show that different side of the game to see it out. It’s not going to be pretty especially at this stage of the season but it was up to us to keep going.”

The Clarets are now five points clear at the summit of the Sky Bet Championship, with Brighton travelling to Nottingham Forest on Monday.

Birmingham City are the next opponents at St Andrew’s next week, and Arfield is expecting a tough test from a side still within a fighting chance of making the Play-Offs.

“I think they’re a massive club and where they are in the division, pushing for the Play-Offs, it’s going to be difficult to go there regardless.

“They’ll feel as if they can beat anybody with the season they’re having but it’s up to us to look after ourselves like we have been doing.”

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