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My Best Yet - Gudmundsson

7 November 2016

Johann Berg Gudmundsson believes his starring role in the Clarets’ epic victory over Crystal Palace made it his best performance yet in a Burnley shirt.

Gudmundsson was instrumental in all three of the Clarets’ goals and got himself on the scoresheet for the first time as a Premier League player.

And he admitted it’s the best he’s played since moving to Turf Moor from Charlton Athletic in the summer.

“I think it is. I can’t deny that,” said Gudmundsson before heading off for international duty with Iceland, where his stock continues to rise.

“It was great to get my first goal in the Premier League and I think a lot of people in Iceland will have been watching.

“I thought the ball was going over the bar but it crept in so I was very happy to get my first goal.

“It’s nice to be involved but it’s all about the team. It doesn’t matter who scores or who makes the assists, as long as we are winning games we are happy.”

Ashley Barnes converted Johann Berg Gudmundsson's pass to give Burnley a fourth home win

Gudmundsson’s form has been on a steady upward curve since forcing his way into Sean Dyche’s starting line-up in September.

And as well scoring Burnley’s second goal with a fierce shot that was too hot for Palace keeper Steve Mandanda to handle, the winger then teed up Ashley Barnes’ dramatic injury-time strike as the Clarets headed for ninth spot in the Premier League thanks to a thrilling 3-2 win.

“We played well, especially in the first half. We were calm on the ball and kept the ball really well,” added Gudmundsson, who has now started Burnley’s last six games.

“Obviously in the second half they put the two big men up front so it was tough for us to play but in the end we got the three points, which is all that matters.

“It shows the spirit in the squad. Going 2-0 up and then 2-2 is not the ideal thing but we stuck in there and got the winner and we were really happy.”

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