Keeper hardly troubled in Town triumph

PAUL Jewell was delighted that his keeper, Arran Lee-Barrett, was able to enjoy another quiet afternoon as Town secured a deserved 2-1 win at Burnley this afternoon.

PAUL Jewell was delighted that his keeper, Arran Lee-Barrett, was able to enjoy another quiet afternoon as Town secured a deserved 2-1 win at Burnley this afternoon.

First-half goals from David Norris and Connor Wickham put Town in the driving seat, and although Jay Rodriguez halved the deficit midway through the second period, Jewell’s men never looked like relinquishing their hold on this game.

For Lee-Barrett is was another comfortable display, following on from his clean-sheet in his first game of the season, against Scunthorpe two weeks ago.

“I thought in the first half we played really well, and put them on the back foot,” explained Jewell.


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“But to be brutally honest I’m a bit disappointed with our second half performance, because we sat back a little too much.

“Having said that, I can’t remember our goalie (Lee-Barrett) making a save really, for all the pressure that Burnley had. He hasn’t had many saves to make.

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“That’s two games now he hasn’t had many saves to make, and long may that continue,” added Jewell.

Burnley boss Eddie Howe admitted: “The Burnley fans demand that we put in a shift, but we didn’t do that in the first half.

“Their first goal knocked us back, and the second one was a sucker punch. We pulled a goal back in the second half, but we didn’t create any chances in the last 20 minutes.”

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