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Defour And Vokes Hail Cup Classic

28 January 2017

Steven Defour admits his FA Cup wonder-goal is up there with the best he has scored.

Defour wrapped up the Clarets’ 2-0 fourth-round win over Bristol City with a sublime chip over Robins’ keeper Fabian Giefer.

It came at the end of a ruthless counter-attack in which the Belgium international was twice involved.

And he was still beaming afterwards after also collecting a bottle of champagne as the Burnley’s man-of-the-match.

Defour said: “It felt pretty good. When I made the control I saw the goalkeeper a bit out of his goal so I thought ‘why not?’

“This is a pretty nice goal. I have scored some nice goals but this was really nicely done.”

Sam Vokes scored his sixth goal of the season

Sam Vokes put Burnley in front with his 50th goal for the club, sweeping the ball home from a Defour pass with the last kick of the first half.

But even he was reduced to a role as an impressed spectator as Defour turned on the style to rubber-stamp the Clarets’ place in round five for the first time since 2011.

“I was still trying to get up with play at the time!” admitted Vokes.

“I didn’t even see the chip was on to be honest. I think he was the only man in the ground who saw and what a great finish.”

Vokes has now scored five times in the Cup for the Clarets and after Championship strugglers City went the same was as Sunderland in round three, the Wales international is eyeing further progress.

“We have seen some upsets elsewhere today,” he added.

“But we went about our job well and got the win. If we can keep the run going it’s something else to concentrate on and a cup run would be nice.

“I love the cup. I’ve never really had a run, so it’s one I’m looking forward to, hopefully. If we could get a run it would be great for the club all round.”

Defour is already a national cup winner from his time in Belgium with Standard Liege and is hoping for another home tie when the draw for the last 16 takes place in London on Monday night.

He added: “In Belgium everybody can watch the FA Cup so it’s an important cup. Everybody wants to play in it and win it.

“I just like to play at Turf Moor. I think at Turf Moor we can beat anybody.”

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