Sean Dyche hailed his favourite result of the season as Burley climbed to fourth in the Premier League with victory over Stoke City.
In horrendous conditions, Ashley Barnes’ 89th minute goal saw the Clarets leapfrog Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs to gatecrash the top four!
And the gaffer savoured another big result for his side, as a ninth win of the season kept this amazing season rolling along.
“That was my favourite result of the season,” insisted a beaming Dyche.
“It was a tight game and it’s important you come out of them on the right side.
“The conditions were awful, it musty be said and the game was probably as ugly as the weather’s been for a couple of days now, but you have to find a way to win and I’m delighted we did that.
“Both teams tried to make sense of harsh conditions and had a real go at winning it, but it is very difficult to win games at this level, and especially against a side who gave a big response from the weekend.
“We were a bit below par, especially in the first half, so we had to dig in there and do all the ugly details and finally found a moment of real true quality. What a fantastic goal that is and Ash has done that before for us.”
The one-goal margin mirrored the Turf Moor victory over Watford four days earlier, albeit in completely different conditions as a swirling wind, driving rain and freezing temperatures made it a scrappy affair of precious few chances.
“One-nil is a very good result when you are a manager,” added Dyche. “I remember playing under Brian Clough and that was his favourite result; a clean sheet and a goal to win it.
“Tonight is to be enjoyed by everyone here, and it’s important that the fans have dreams. For me it’s about realities and we have another tough game on Saturday.
“We’ve all earned the right to enjoy it, and I do because we really had to find a different way to win it tonight and work to grind it out.
“But that will be parked on Thursday. The next game is always the one we focus on and tonight will be no different, but I am super pleased at another big result.”