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Arfield: Magical Night Under The Lights

26 January 2016

Scott Arfield felt the Clarets showed what they’re all about in the second-half of their 4-1 win against Derby County.

Richard Keogh’s own goal gave Burnley a first-half lead, before it was cancelled out seconds later by Jacob Butterfield to ensure the scores were level at half-time.

But after the interval, a rampant performance saw Arfield net his fifth goal in eight games to secure victory and move above the Rams in the table.

Arfield said: “It’s always magic down here at Turf Moor under the lights, but in that second half, in large parts, I thought we were excellent.

“I think it’s massive winning the second balls in games, especially in these so called bigger games, and I think we gave them too much respect in the first-half.

“That wasn’t up to our standards so we changed that at half-time and came out and showed what we’re all about.

“They’re a top team and they’ve been up there for numerous years banging on the door but it was up to us with them coming to us to show what we’re about. We did that.”

The Scot’s strike from 25-yards looped up off former Clarets skipper Jason Shackell and over a despairing Scott Carson.

And the former Huddersfield man was full of praise for referee Michael Oliver for his brave decision to give two quickfire penalties.

Reflecting on his strike he said: "I'm having that all day. I think it hits off Shacks and goes over the keeper so I don’t think he’ll be too pleased with that but I was pleased with it.

“I think they’re both penalties. The first one he trips him up and the second is a clear handball but credit to the referee because I think he’s quite brave to give the second.”

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