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Goal Hero Scott's Living The Dream

22 October 2016

Scott Arfield was delighted to live out a childhood dream when it really mattered - by scoring a last-minute winner in the Premier League.

Arfield's superbly taken 90th-minute strike gave Burnley a thrilling 2-1 win over Everton at Turf Moor to lift the Clarets up to 14th in the table.

And the midfield man admitted there is still no better feeling after his first goal of the season gave Sean Dyche's battlers a third home win of the campaign.


Scott Arfield's goal was his third in the Premier League for Burnley

Arfield - who volleyed home with his left foot after Johann Berg Gudmundsson's piledriver had bounced down off the bar - said: "There is still a wee boy inside you buzzes off that.  No matter how old you are you're up the park to say it's a 90th-minute winner.

"When you do it when there's 20,000 watching it's a wee bit more important, so its lovely.

"It was one of the best feelings and it was important for us to get the points on the board.

"Johann's strike, if that nestles in, was goal of the season, so I think I stole his thunder a wee bit. I wanted to keep it down and find that corner and thankfully I did."

Arfield made a triumphant return to the starting line-up, with Dyche also handing winger Michael Kightly a first league start of the season with Steven Defour and George Boyd missing out through injury.


Sam Vokes scored for the second game in a row

James Tarkowski and Jon Flanagan came off the bench late on to further help shore up a superb defensive effort after Sam Vokes' first-half goal had been cancelled out by Yannick Bolasie's first Everton goal after the break.

And one point became three as Turf Moor witnessed another last-gasp goal, this time going Burnley's way thanks to Arfield.

He added:  "After the Arsenal game and Snodgrass' free-kick for Hull it was about time it comes around and we can go home smiling. 

"We knew it was going to be difficult in the second half and it was all about staying in the game.

"The home form is going to be vital for us and what we've got here, with the fans behind us, stands us in good stead going forward."


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