PAUL CLEMENT insisted he made the correct determination in promoting Jack Cork to the Clarets for £10M in the summertime.
However with Swansea’s American proprietor Steve Kaplan wanting on at Turf Moor the under-pressure supervisor will certainly have modified his thoughts.
For the midfielder who made his debut for England within the final 4 minutes within the latest pleasant towards Germany ran the present.
And he additionally put Sean Dyche’s males forward.
The Clarets had been going for a 3rd successive win within the prime flight for the primary time since December 1975 – and that went at it hammer and tongs.
Virtually from the primary minute the Swansea defence seemed devoid of cohesion and Dyche’s males sensed it.
Fortunately for the Swans Lukasz Fabianski was the odd one out amongst a rearguard that performed like rabbits in headlights.
Had he not been on his toes he would have picked the ball out of the web thrice within the opening 20 minutes.
And through that sequence he produced a sensational cease to disclaim a degree – clean header from Ashley Barnes.
But even he might do nothing about one other black gap in entrance of him from which Cork acquired his opener.
Cork himself fed Barnes who laid off for Brady and with the Swans defence once more far and wide the 28 yr previous was capable of decide his spot with the header that gave him his second Prem objective for Burnley.
The Clarets had been nicely on their approach to that document by the 40th minute as Barnes smashed dwelling his facet’s second.
Clement, having saved the Swans from going underneath was in the meantime a far totally different document.
A fourth successive league defeat would equal the membership’s worst – ever run within the prime flight and by the tip Welsh voices may very well be heard chanting: “We would like Clements out!”
FACTS, STATS, GOALS & LOLS
The Clarets have received three consecutive top-flight video games for the primary time since December and January 1975.
Burnley have stored clear sheets in six of their final eight league matches, together with every of the final two.
They’ve claimed 22 factors from their first 12 video games this season – their greatest begin to a top-flight season since 1973-74 (once they would have had 24 factors if adjusted to a few factors for a win).
Sean Dyche’s facet have conceded simply two Premier League objectives at dwelling this time period – solely Manchester United and Liverpool have higher data.
- Swansea have misplaced six of their final seven Premier League video games, successful the opposite towards Huddersfield.
- At this time’s defeat equals Swansea’s longest dropping streak within the prime flight. They’ve performed this on 5 earlier events, most not too long ago in December 2016.
WHAT THEY SAID
Burnley striker Ashley Barnes: “We’re on a incredible run. We’re working arduous each day and at the moment we had been totally different class.
“Can we end the season now? No, I am kidding. there’s nonetheless a protracted approach to go and we have to decide up as many factors as attainable.”
Swansea boss Paul Clement: “We had a brilliant begin however after we conceded the primary objective it affected our confidence.
“Our confidence is clearly on a downward spiral, Burnley are excellent at making you make errors and capitalizing on them. “We now have to discover a approach to break that as a result of as a staff, we’re able to extra.
“As a facet, we’re taking part in underneath our potential and I’ve to discover a approach to break this cycle.
“We now have to discover a approach to grind out a win and get the very best out of our gamers.
“We’re not getting the outcomes in the meanwhile however they are not distant and I see no purpose why these outcomes will not come towards Bournemouth subsequent week.”
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
BURNLEY: Pope 7, Lowton 7, Tarkowski 7, Mee 6, Ward 6, Gudmundsson 7, Defour 6, Cork eight, Brady 7, Hendrick 7 (Vokes, 80), Barnes eight
Subs not used: Lindegaard, Taylor, Lengthy, Westwood, Wells, Arfield.
SWANSEA: Fabianski 6, Naughton 7, Fernandez 6, Mawson 6, Olsson 6, Fer 6 ( Ki Sung-yueng 70,6) Sanches 6, Sam, Ayew 6 (Bony45, 7) Abraham 6 (Narsingh,82,6), Dyer 5
Subs not used: van der Hoorn, Nordfeldt, Routledge
STAR MAN: ASHLEY BARNES (BURNLEY)