IT’S VIN­TAGE INGS AGAIN FOR CLARETS

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Aran­deep Dhillon To com­ment on this match go to http://boards.footy­mad.net/

BURN­LEY bounced back into the au­to­matic pro­mo­tion places but boss Sean Dyche has bad news for their ri­vals – the Clarets have plenty more to give.

Burn­ley’s un­beaten home record in the Cham­pi­onship ap­peared un­der threat from the un­like­li­est of sources as Mill­wall – who had not tasted vic­tory in their last 11 road trips – took the lead through for­ward Martyn Wool­ford.

But it proved to be a false dawn and Burn­ley were level mo­ments later as Ings grabbed his first of the game.

Ings should have dou­bled his and Burn­ley’s tally on 43 min­utes af­ter he was fouled in the box by Nda­jim Ab­dou, but he saw his penalty saved by Stephen By­wa­ter.

How­ever Bur­nely did go into the break in front thanks to Dean Marney’s strike on the stroke of half-time, and Ings did grab his sec­ond to put the game to bed just af­ter the hour.

With QPR not play­ing un­til Mon­day Burn­ley now sit sec­ond, but Dyche is urg­ing even more im­prove­ment from his troops.

“We put some real good qual­ity into the fi­nal third,” he said.

“We have got a strike force to be reck­oned with but the front six, if you like, were ex­cel­lent in their play.

“There was no dis­ap­point­ment when they scored and we kept play­ing and picked up where we were be­fore the goal. It was a very de­fen­sive set-up from them.

“Ings has real qual­ity, and the pass for the sec­ond goal as well was great.

“Ings is a player who can score all types of goals.

“There have been some fan­tas­tic mark­ers this sea­son. But I be­lieve in devel­op­ment for all, my­self in­cluded.

“We are re­lent­less in our at­ti­tude in train­ing and as long as that re­lent­less men­tal­ity is there as a col­lec­tive then we can get the re­sults.”

De­spite head­ing to Turf Moor hav­ing won just one of their last ten games, Mill­wall started the match the brighter and af­ter Wool­ford gave the Li­ons a de­served lead as he su­perbly volleyed past Tom Heaton to open the scor­ing.

But Mill­wall don’t have the worst goal dif­fer­ence in the league for no rea­son and just two min­utes later the hosts were level as Ings turned in the box and curled past By­wa­ter.

Ings was then de­nied from the penalty spot by By­wa­ter but Mill­wall couldn’t hold on un­til half-time as Marney un­leashed from 25 yards.

Burn­ley came out brighter in the sec­ond half and af­ter Sam Vokes had been de­nied by By­wa­ter Ings had his 24th of the sea­son, bril­liantly con­trol­ling Kieran Trip­pier’s long ball be­fore find­ing the net.

Ryan Fred­er­icks’ cross-cumshot clipped the bar for Mill­wall but if any­one was to score again it looked likely to be Burn­ley as sub­sti­tute Ash­ley Barnes, Michael Kightly and Ings all went close.

Ju­nior Stanis­las also fired in a free-kick at the death that nar­rowly missed, leav­ing Li­ons boss Ian Hol­loway to ad­mit that the bet­ter team had won.

“That was very dis­ap­point­ing to be hon­est,” Hol­loway said. “The im­por­tant things need to start hap­pen­ing for us.

“We play to get our­selves in front and we did that but what we are not do­ing is hold­ing on and it’s dis­ap­point­ing.

“We had a game plan to stop Vokes and Ings which worked at the start for us.

“We need to get breaks quick- ly be­cause that dress­ing room is low. We can learn from the in­fra­struc­ture that Sean’s team had.

“We can learn from their struc­ture, Sean is a mod­est man but he will be buzzing in­side.

“It is tiny tiny mar­gins we are talk­ing about like two to three yards.”

PIC­TURE: Phill Hey­wood

ALL SMILES: Dean Marney cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing the sec­ond of Burn­ley’s first half goals. Inset: Danny Ings fires past Stephen By­wa­ter to score Burn­ley’s third

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