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Taylor Proves He's A City Slicker

Left-back is enjoying life in the fast lane after helping hold the leaders

5 February 2018

Charlie Taylor is loving life in the Premier League after passing the toughest test of all with flying colours.

Taylor has started the last 10 games for the Clarets after stepping in at left-back for the injured Stephen Ward.

That followed a top-flight debut for the former Leeds United defender when he came off the bench in a 1-0 win over Stoke City in December to launch his Premier League career.

And with a starring role in last Saturday’s 1-1 draw against champions-elect Manchester City under his belt, Taylor proved he is coming of age.

“It’s the best league in the world and it’s going to take some time to get used to, but I’m finding my feet now,” the 24-year-old told Clarets Player HD.

“It’s not easy. You’re up against a world-class winger every week.

“There’s never an easy game but it’s where you want to be and what you want to be doing every week.”

Taylor did a fine job in limiting the impact of City wideman Bernardo Silva as the Clarets had to defend for their lives at times against Pep Guardiola's all-star line-up.

And he then carried an increasing threat going forward in support of goalscorer Johann Berg Gudmundsson as Sean Dyche’s men cancelled out Danilo’s first-half goal to grab a point and stop a run of three home defeats against top-five opposition with a thrilling fightback.

“To keep it only to one goal and to be so solid was testament to us all. Everyone performed brilliantly, especially in the second half. We were probably the dominant side and more than matched the league leaders,” added Taylor.

“It felt as though something was coming. The crowd got behind us and there was a lot of momentum.

“It speaks about the whole team and the character shown, to never stop, and we got the rewards.

“I think we were unlucky against Manchester United and conceded last minute against Liverpool when we could have got something out of it.

“Again, we showed what we’re about and finally we got our just rewards.”

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