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Vokes: 'It Was A Big Three Points'

1 February 2017

Match-winner Sam Vokes hailed another 'huge win' for the Clarets after he came off the bench to sink the Premier League champions.

The in-form Vokes continued his scoring streak with a third goal in four games as Burnley beat Leicester City 1-0 to move up to ninth place in the Premier League.

Vokes volleyed home the 87th-minute goal which gave Sean Dyche's men a seventh successive home win and insisted that any handball in the build-up to his seventh goal of the season had been purely accidental.

"Luckily the ball dropped to me in the box and I managed to finish it," said the Wales international.

"It wasn't intentional on my part. It's just one of those things you react to and I managed to hook it in.

"That was a big three points. We know Leicester are a very strong side and we saw what they were all about last season. They have not had many changes to the side so for us it's a huge win.

"It's another home game we've performed well in and got the three points.

"I thought the team was fantastic and in these sort of games you're sat on the bench and looking at how you can get on and affect the game.

"We are looking very strong and it's important we keep building on that."

The Clarets now head to Watford on Saturday looking for a first away win of the season.

Watford ended a seven-game winless streak in the Premier League with a surprise victory at Arsenal on Tuesday night.

But having beaten the Hornets 2-0 at home in late September, Vokes is eyeing a win double to reflect Burnley's improvement in performances away from their Turf Moor stronghold in recent games.

He added: "Here against Watford ealier in the season we looked very strong.

"I think it was one of our best performances of the season and we can take the confidence from the win  on Tuesday night into the game on Saturday.

"I thought away at Arsenal last time we looked very strong and were unfortunate again right at the end.

"It's looking upwards for us away from home I think and it's a good chance at Watford to go and get something."

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