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'More Like Us' - Lowton

Matt Lowton sets the tone as Clarets rearguard back on song

12 November 2018

Matt Lowton hailed the Clarets’ back-to-basics approach as he helped secure a precious point with a welcome clean sheet at Leicester City.

After kicking off the Premier League season with a 0-0 draw at Southampton, Burnley’s normally water-tight defence has struggled to plug the leaks.

But they were back to their best at the King Power Stadium as they kept the Foxes at bay to complete just a third shut-out of the league campaign.

And Lowton played a key role, with his goal-line clearance to deny Jamie Vardy setting the tone on a day Burnley were determined not to be breached as they ended a run of three successive defeats with a gutsy goalless draw.

“Another thing we have mentioned is getting blocks around people and defending right,” said the right-back.

“The ball was in and around the box so I just got on the line to try and be a body in the way and luckily I got my left foot on it and got the clearance.

“It gives us a lift, little things like that, and I thought we built into the game. We had a couple of half-chances and we defended well.

“We have been working hard over the last few weeks trying to get back to what we are about, and I thought we did that, getting on the front foot.

“We defended well in our shape, everyone worked hard and it was a very good point.”

Joe Hart had to make one vital block to keep out Demarai Gray as Burnley repelled Leicester’s early push.

But Sean Dyche’s men then limited the Foxes’ chances, while almost nicking a win themselves through Chris Wood after the break.

And on a day built around paying tribute to former Leicester chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, one of five people to have lost their lost their lives in a helicopter crash beside the King Power Stadium a fortnight earlier, the Clarets did the occasion justice on and off the pitch.

“I haven’t known anything like it. It was very sad circumstances,” Lowton told Clarets Player HD.

“It was up to us and our professionalism to pay our respects before and after the game but during the game we had to be professional and be right on our mettle because we knew they would be up for it.

“It was the utmost respect before and after, but we had a job to do and I thought we did it very well.”


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