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More Of The Same Is Tarky's Goal

Defender looking to add to opening goal and keep Clarets in the groove

26 November 2019

James Tarkowski wants to keep making his mark at both ends after ending a near 12-month wait for a goal.

Tarkowski rammed home the Clarets’ third goal in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Watford.

And the defender hopes the trickle might become a flow after predicting an end to his drought.

“I did, but I probably say that most weeks!” admitted Tarkowski, whose previous goal was his winner against Brighton last December.

“I’ve been saying for a while I should be scoring more goals.

“I had a few last year so it’s nice to get on the scoresheet and now hopefully a few more will come.”

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While Tarkowski’s late strike guaranteed the points at Vicarage Road, it was his defensive duties that were key to securing a first away win of the campaign.

The back four and goalkeeper Nick Pope shut Watford out to record a second successive clean sheet.

And that mean streak – following a run of three successive defeats in which the Clarets shipped nine goals – has paved the way for back-to-back wins ahead of successive Turf Moor dates against Crystal Palace and Manchester City.

“After the games where we had conceded quite a few goals we had a word with each other and said we needed to start building up clean sheets and performances will come with that,” added Tarkowski, whose-ever present partnership with Ben Mee has helped yield five clean sheets in 13 Premier League games so far this term.

“That’s back-to-back ones now and hopefully we can kick on and keep building from here.

“At home we’ve been really good this year. I don’t think anyone wants to come and play us right now, so we’ll look forward to those games.”

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