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Marney Frustration After Wonder Goal

28 November 2016

Dean Marney was disappointed his wonder strike didn't bring more reward after he ended his goal drought in spectacular style.

Marney notched his first goal since March 2014 with a brilliant near 30-yard volley against Manchester City.

His effort gave the Clarets a deserved lead and only two poacher's efforts from Sergio Aguero, following lapses in the Burnley penalty area, saw Premier League favourites City escape Turf Moor with the points from a 2-1 victory.

“It’s been a long time,” admitted Marney, who hadn't scored in the Premier League since 2009.

“The ball dropped and I just thought ‘why not’? Nine times out of 10 they end up in row Z, so it was nice to go in

“I just got my head down and it skidded up nicely off the surface.

“I have never been renowned for scoring goals. It’s not my job but it’s nice to chip in with the odd one.

"I enjoyed it but it was a bit disappointing the way the game finished for me. It would have been nice to have got a result."

Dean Marney's goal was his first since scoring in a 3-3 draw at Birmingham City

"It was a big effort from the lads. They are a quality side and if they open you up you have to accept that sometime. The goals were a little bit sloppy and a little bit unlucky, but that’s the way it goes and we have to get ready for the next one now."

Marney had to go half before half-time against City - whose win kept them within a point of league leaders Chelsea - after suffering from a nerve problem that affected his mobility.

He is now hoping to recover in time to preserve his ever-present record this season at Stoke City next Saturday.

And having pushed City all the way to again show they can compete with the best at Turrf Moor, the long-serving midfielder is looking for another big performance from Sean Dyche's men at Stoke.

Two years ago, the Clarets gained their first away win of the season at the Britannia Stadium and Marney is hoping for a repeat to reward Burnley's travelling fans.

He added: “It’s something we do need to address.

“We have been a bit chalk and cheese away from home. We haven’t really got to the same energy levels that we do at home.

“It does help when you have the home crowd, who have been brilliant, but we take great fans away and we have sort of let them down quite a few times this season, so it would be nice to go there and put on a performance for them.”

Watch a full interview with Dean on Clarets Player later today.

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