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Gray Delight After Reds Victory

20 August 2016

Andre Gray hailed an ‘unreal’ feeling after netting his first ever Premier League goal in the 2-0 victory over Liverpool.

Gray showed the composure of a seasoned top-flight marksmen to extend the Clarets advantage when he was fed by Belgian debutant Steven Defour in an incisive break away.

The 25-year-old felt the timing of his strike proved key as Dyche’s men earned their first victory over Liverpool in 43 years.

He said: “It felt unreal but we still had a lot of work to do. It was a good time to get the second goal after scoring so early.

“It came around the 40 minute mark I think and thankfully we managed to carry that lead into half-time.

“It’s important and nice to score early in the season because the longer you go without scoring the more it plays on your mind but I never set myself targets.

“It was a matter of whenever really as long as I’m working hard and we’re getting results. It wasn’t meant to be last week but today we put in a great performance.”

The Clarets first three points of the season were secured after a magnificent framework restricted Liverpool to half chances, despite the Reds enjoying the lion share of possession.

And Gray says the ‘biggest heart’ in the division will help them to put points on the board moving forward.

“We’ll take a lot from it as I think we deserved something out the game last week so it was important we made it right.

“We have a strong belief within the team and we know we’re not always going to outplay teams week in week out.

“But we’ve got the biggest heart in the league I think and that’s what it comes down to a lot of the time.

“No matter what we’re going to give our all and we never cave in. We got the early goal today and that got the crowd going which worked in our favour.”

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