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Goal-Man Gray Rues Lost Point

4 March 2017

Andre Gray admitted Burnley were second best but rued the point that slipped from their grasp in stoppage-time at Swansea.

Gray did his best to bolster Burnley's winless aweay record with two more goals to take his total for the season to nine.

But they ultimately counted for nothing as the Clarets failed to build on their point-winning performane at Hull City a week ago with Fernando Llorente's injury-time header giving the Swans a dramatic 3-2 win.

"It's always tough when they score in the last minute, especially after going in front," admitted Gray.

"But at the same time, I don't think we were anywhere near it today. They were the better team.

"If we had won it today it would have been one of those games where we ground it out.

"You don't always have to be at your best to win games, but we need to try and hold on for a point at least.

"We would have taken a draw but they have gone and scored in the 92nd-minute and it's a massive blow."

Gray kept his composure to equalise from the penalty spot after the Clarets were awarded a controversial first-half penalty.

Burnley's leading scorer then made it 2-1 with a classy finish after an hour as the visitors sensed an opportuntity to break their away-day duck and stretch further away from the bottom three - which remains nine points away ahead of further away trips to Liverpool and Sunderland.

But Sean Dyche's men were unable to hang on against a resurgent Swansea side who gained a third successive home victory thanks to Martin Olsson and Llorente's second of the game.

"It's bitter-sweet. It's nice to score again but it doesn't mean anything unless we get the points," added Gray.

"We are here to win games and it doesn't count if we don't get anything from the game.

"I think we have performed every game (away from home) since the West Ham game. We have been putting in performances, except for today.

"But we have to keep building. There's a long way to go and still a lot to fight for."

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