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Vokes Proud Of Clarets Display

30 January 2016

Sam Vokes was proud of the Clarets performance as they exited the Emirates FA Cup despite a valiant display at Arsenal.

Vokes’ powerful header on the half-hour mark levelled the score at 1-1, before Alexis Sanchez’ second half strike ended hopes of progression.

But the Wales international was happy with the way they approached the game after making life uncomfortable for the holders.

"We came here today and gave it a real go and showed what we're all about. In the way we lined up we took the game to them and I think it was a great performance.

"Obviously we lost 2-1 in the end but I think we can come away proud of that.

"It was great work down the right side for the goal and Tendayi has put a great cross in.

“It's a lovely ball to go and attack for myself and obviously managed to get the goal which was nice.

"It topped off our first-half performance I think. In the first 20 minutes we sat back a little bit too much and showed them respect.

"We got the goal and got back into the game and showed what we're about in doing so.

"It was enjoyable because we were getting a lot of joy up front and when you come to these sort of places you probably don't expect that many. We took the one but could have got a few more.”

The Clarets now face a big week in the Sky Bet Championship as they travel to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday, before a home game against Hull City next weekend.

After a run of league victories, the 26-year-old is hoping to take confidence from the performance against Premier League title chasers Arsenal into the game at Hillsborough.

"We haven't disgraced ourselves at all, we put in a great performance and that's the kind of run we're on and the confidence that's in the team at the minute.

"That's something we have to take to Hillsborough now on Tuesday and in the next few games."

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