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Cup King Vokes Not Ready To Stop

18 January 2017

Sam Vokes hopes his latest FA Cup goal can help propel the Clarets deep into the competition.

Vokes set Burnley on their way to a third-round replay win over Sunderland at Turf Moor, heading Sean Dyche’s side in front before teeing up substitute Andre Gray for the second goal in a commanding 2-0 win.

The Wales international has now scored in the FA Cup for a fourth successive season – each time netting against Premier League opposition.

And with Championship side Bristol City next up at Turf Moor in round four, Vokes is keen to stay in the groove.

He said: “It’s nice to add to that and we are looking forward to a good cup run.

“A cup run is important for us. We know that. Against a team like Sunderland, who are in the Premier League as well, it was important to get a result.

“It’s another home tie now which is brilliant for us. It’s a game we are looking forward to.

Sam Vokes has scored FA Cup goals against Southampton, Tottenham, Liverpool and Sunderland

“You saw the boys who came in who haven’t been in the team that much, everyone is dying to play.

“You saw the way we went about our job last night and we will be looking to do that against Bristol.”

The return of Vokes to the Clarets’ starting line-up was one of seven changes made by Dyche and the striker took the chance to bag his fifth goal of the season and first since November as Burnley continued their superb home run.

His text-book first-half glancing header secured a seventh win in eight home games in front of an excellent crowd of 12,257 and Vokes is now ready to take on the challenge of seeking a first away Premier League victory of the season at Arsenal – one of only three teams to win at Turf Moor this season following their disputed stoppage-time success at the start of October.

“We’ve had some great results over the last few weeks so we can go there and play with freedom. It’s a place we are looking forward to going to,” Vokes added.

“Against them here earlier in the season we were unlucky.

“That was a tough one to take going into an international break. We will have that in our minds and after the last few results we will be full of confidence.”

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