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Another Point In Right Direction For Defour

In-form midfielder pleased with performance as Clarets extend

24 September 2017

Steven Defour continued his impressive start to the season as he helped the Clarets secure their longest unbeaten run in the Premier League since December, 2014.

The Belgium international has been an ever-present in the league so far this season and completed his second full 90 minutes of the campaign in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town at Turf Moor.

The midfielder looked as likely as anyone to find a way to break the deadlock on a day of few chances – earning the praise of Burnley boss Sean Dyche for his performance.

But ultimately he also had to settle for a share of the points as Dyche’s men made it four league games without defeat – surpassing any of the runs they managed in securing safety last season.

“I’m pleased. I would have rather taken three points but it was a good game for myself,” said Defour, who has re-affirmed himself as a key man at Turf Moor after a positive pre-season programme.

“I tried to let the team play, to get the ball and try to combine because I saw when we combined we got better and closer to their goal.

“It wasn’t easy for both teams. We can see why Huddersfield have had a good start to the season.

“Playing at home we wanted to get the three points but it is a point and another point on the board.”

Defour – who didn’t start a game in the final three-and-half months of last season after injury had forced him out the side –  added: “It was difficult for both sides. We had one good chance and if Woody touches the ball good, probably it’s a goal.

“That’s the kind of details than can decide a game but if you look at the whole game, not to concede a goal is also not bad.

“It’s going in the right direction. We just have to keep fighting every game because the Premier League is tough and it will be tough until the end.”

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