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Double Delight For Head Boy Johann

JBG not sure he'd scored but no stopping the Iceman as Clarets march on

1 October 2018

Johann Berg Gudmundsson admits he was pleasantly surprised on two fronts as he helped the Clarets win at Cardiff.

The in-form Burnley wingman played a huge part with a goal and another assist as Burnley secured a first away victory of the season.

But Gudmundsson wasn’t sure his opening goal had actually gone in as he claimed a first headed goal in a Burnley shirt to set up the 2-1 success at the Cardiff City Stadium.

“I don’t score many headers so it was nice to see it in and I’m just happy to help the team,” said Gudmundsson after opening his account for the season with a towering far-post effort which he squeezed inside the post from a tight angle.

“I actually thought it went into the side netting. I didn’t see it go in, so it was nice when I did.”

Gudmundsson again underlined his status as a key man for the Clarets as Sean Dyche’s men made it back-to-back wins to move up to 12th place in the table.

After nodding the opener he then provided the cross for Sam Vokes to head the winner on his 100th Premier League appearance as the Clarets ground out their first victory at the Cardiff City Stadium to leave the battling Bluebirds pointless.

“I just want to contribute as much as I can,” the Icelandic international told Clarets Player HD.

“Last weekend I had an assist and this time a goal and an assist and I want to keep that form again.

“Congratulations to Sam. We know when the big man gets in those positions you just need to stick it in there and and he gets his head on it. It was a fantastic goal and a fantastic ball from Westy to find me.

“The first half was extremely tough but we came together at half-time and said we need to play a bit more and I think we did that.

“It wasn’t the prettiest game to watch but it’s about results and we got the win so we’re happy.

“We dug deep, which is what you’ve got to do away from home. We did that and got the win.”

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