Vy­dra savours goal as Burn­ley sweep to win

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

MATEJ VY­DRA rel­ished a goal a long time in the mak­ing after net­ting for Burn­ley against Bournemouth.

The Czech striker was handed a full de­but by man­ager Sean Dy­che for the game at Turf Moor and re­sponded with a sharp fin­ish to score the opener in a much­needed vic­tory for the Clarets.

It was a sec­ond goal fol­low­ing his sum­mer move from Derby for the 26-year-old, who also scored in the Europa League, but a first in the Premier League since a sea­son-long loan at West Brom in 2013-14.

Vy­dra scored three times for the Bag­gies be­fore mov­ing on to Wat­ford, Read­ing and then Derby.

He said: “It’s a lit­tle bit of a long time ago, but still the same feel­ing and maybe a lit­tle bit more be­cause I was fight­ing to get into the Premier League for so many years. I en­joyed that mo­ment. I think both goals brought more con­fi­dence to the team. The crowd was bril­liant and I think ev­ery­one was happy after those two min­utes.”

Vy­dra’s opener was quickly fol­lowed by a sec­ond for Aaron Len­non, and sub­sti­tute Ash­ley Barnes scored twice late on as Burn­ley picked up their first league win to climb off the bot­tom of the ta­ble.

“It was good for every­body,” said Vy­dra. “For the strik­ers, we scored four goals, and good for the de­fend­ers and goal­keeper be­cause they kept a clean sheet. I think now we can breathe a lit­tle bit bet­ter, but still it’s only one win.”

Burn­ley boss Dy­che was frus­trated not to do more busi­ness in the trans­fer win­dow, but at least ap­pears to have de­cent strength in depth up front.

He said: “It’s not ro­ta­tion, it’s ef­fec­tive part­ner­ships. We’re look­ing to play when we can, but we’re look­ing to use dif­fer­ent weapons when we can and I think we’ve got four strik­ers who can all act slightly dif­fer­ently.”

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