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Brady: First Burnley Goal 'One Of My Best'

12 February 2017

Robbie Brady reckons his first goal in a Burnley shirt ranks among his finest as he announced his arrival at Turf Moor in style.

Brady marked his first Clarets' start since a deadline day move from Norwich City with the equaliser in a 1-1 draw with run-away Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The Republic of Ireland international became the first player to beat Thibaut Courtois direct from a free-kick since the Chelsea goalkeeper came to the Premier League in 2011.

And Brady, who took over dead-ball duties from Joey Barton, admitted it was one of his best yet.

He said:  "It's right up there for me. It was good to get off the mark and I'm happy it's led to a good point.

"Joey put the ball down and said 'let's see where the wall lines up' and then he passed it onto me and let me hit it.

"It was a nice distance. I fancied it and lucky enough I put it away.

"Personally I could have had a better day football-wise but I'm happy enough with the goal and the point."

Brady struck after Chelsea had taken an early lead through Pedro.

And the Clarets' record buy was impressed with how his new team-mates responded to the challenge against the champions-elect as Sean Dyche's side extended their unbeaten home run in the Premier League to six games to climb to 12th in the table.

"It's always good to see a response, especially after they started so fast and opened us up with an early goal," Brady added.

"We bounced back and it was a good reaction from the lads.

"They are a fantastic side, one of the best in world football, so we knew it would be difficult.

"But the lads are so well drilled. We looked really assured and saw the game out well.

"It's a fantastic dressing room here. You can see the togetherness they have on the pitch. They are willing to work their socks off for each other and that led to another great result.

"We just want to keep on building on previous results we've had, especially here.

"The fans get behind the team 100 per cent and make it difficult for anyone coming.

"We want to get to a comfortable enough position. We are on the right track and we need to keep it going."

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