Four-midable Season Review Part 2
By Burnley FC
May 29 2018
What a season that was. Seventh place in the Premier League gave the Clarets their highest league finish since 1974,
With Europa League qualification taking Burnley into European competition for only the third time in their history and the first for 51 years. We continue to recount how the glorious journey unfolded.
The Clarets’ outstanding away form provided the impetus to the push for Europe in the first half of the season and they were at it again with a first win at Southampton in nine attempts.
And it was a local lad made good as Sam Vokes scored the winner against the team he grew up supporting.
Born in the city, the striker had friends and family in the stands and split opinion amongst them when he came off the bench to head a brilliant late goal as the manager’s bold substitution and switch to 4-4-2 paid off.
A fourth clean sheet in six games continued the Clarets’ miserly approach and another shut-out followed in a 1-0 win over Swansea City as Burnley chalked up three successive Premier League wins for the first time.
Jack Cork, fresh from winning his first England cap, headed Sean Dyche’s side in front before Ashley Barnes effectively made the game safe before half-time as Burnley also recorded three straight wins in the top tier since 1975.
A certain generation of fans had never had it so good, although with Arsenal around there’s always likely to be a sting in the tail and the Gunners’ jinx struck again as the Londoners escaped from Turf Moor with another one-goal win thanks to a controversial late goal.
This time Aaron Ramsey was the beneficiary of a soft penalty awarded for a push by James Tarkowski, Alexis Sanchez slotting home to hand Burnley a first home defeat since their opening game at Turf Moor.
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