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Vokes' Magic Day

2 May 2016

Sam Vokes hailed a ‘magic day’ as his winner against QPR helped the Clarets seal promotion to the Premier League at the first attempt.

The Wales international nodded home David Jones’ free-kick on 61 minutes to seal a 22-game unbeaten run that was enough after Brighton had drawn with Derby earlier in the day.

And Vokes’ moment was made even more special by the fact he missed the last promotion in 2014 through injury.

He said: "It's a magic day and it's great to be a part of it. It was a tense game after what happened elsewhere but we parked it and did the job.

"It was a great ball from Jonesy, I made the run across the front post and managed to get on the end of it and I'm looking forward to seeing Comms Cam.

"It was a fantasic feeling and we needed that goal to unlock them as they came to frustrate us.

"It was tough for me to watch against Wigan back in 2014 and not being on the pitch was gutting but it makes it extra special for me today."

"We came second last time so we want the title this time around. It was important we did the job today because we don’t know what is going to happen next week at Charlton with the planned protests.”

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