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Justice done for Burnley after Hibbert dives to win Everton penalty

Lancashire Telegraph: Justice done for Burnley after Hibbert dives to win Everton penalty Justice done for Burnley after Hibbert dives to win Everton penalty

OWEN Coyle felt justice was served after Louis Saha’s missed penalty secured three points for the Clarets.

Buoyant Burnley were leading through Wade Elliott’s first-half goal when Everton right back Tony Hibbert took a dive in the box.

Television replays proved there was no contact from Chris McCann, but for the second time in four days goalkeeper Brian Jensen was facing a spot kick.

Having saved Michael Carrick’s spot kick to secure Wednesday’s win over Manchester United, the Dane was relieved to see Saha fire wide of his left hand post.

“There was a big moment with the penalty. I thought during the week it was a penalty for Manchester United but I can’t say I’ve got the same belief (of Everton’s),” said Coyle.

“I’d have to see it back but the players are adamant there wasn’t any contact.

“Having said that it was a gilt-edged chance for Everton to equalise that they’ve passed by, and obviously I’m delighted by that.

“But I thought over the course we deserved it. We started the game at such a terrific pace and with the quality of football we played we had numerous opportunities.

"We cracked the woodwork and (Tim) Howard had a great save low down from (Steven) Fletcher.

“Chris McCann seemed to be everywhere and was getting crosses in.

“I actually thought it was Everton’s best spell of the match when we scored, which shows how quickly this Premier League can change. But I felt over the piece we were worthy of the lead.”

And Coyle is pleased that his appeal to make it difficult for teams at Turf Moor is paying off.

“There’s no doubt the fans have played an unbelievable part again, and we’ll never underestimate that,” he said.

“We are all trying to buy into the same thing at this football club and it’s nice when it all comes together.”

But although Burnley have shot up to seventh in the table with back-to-back wins, the Scot insisted they won’t be getting ahead of themselves.

“It was enjoyable today, it’s another three points, but that’s all it is,” he said.

“We’ve had a great week, but that’s all it’s been. There’s so much more ahead of us, so much hard work. But that’s the great thing about this group of players – they enjoy coming to work, they enjoy working hard.

“It’s Chelsea and Liverpool next, so it doesn’t get any easier. But what it does it puts us up there with six points on the board.

“We have a big Carling Cup game (at Hartlepool tomorrow), followed by a game at Stamford Bridge where we will look to play the same game.

“Everyone had written us off after we lost at Stoke. Everyone would have believed we’d have no points after five games.

“We’ve got 35 more cup finals to come, and there’s no doubt they are because, regardless of the start we've had, we'll still be everybody’s favourites to go down. It’s up to us to try to, hopefully, prove people wrong.

“We know it's a difficult road ahead of us but one we’re looking forward to and we're prepared for the hard work that goes with it.”

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1:28pm Mon 24 Aug 09

jammyone says...

Up the Clarets! What's wrong with Edgar? Is he injured? Did anyone else see that Croatian joker B******s brought on? Ha Ha The future of Croatian football Balic described him as!!!!!!!!
Up the Clarets! What's wrong with Edgar? Is he injured? Did anyone else see that Croatian joker B******s brought on? Ha Ha The future of Croatian football Balic described him as!!!!!!!! jammyone
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3:30pm Mon 24 Aug 09

Scamp Kingsley says...

Justice done for the dive penalty. (The soccer gods obviously like a laugh) And one effort on target all game from a team that finished 5th last season a graced Wembly in'th FA cup final. Pity we didn't have BIKEY for the stoke opener, we'd surely kept a clean sheet then aswell. UP THE MIGHTLY CLARETS!
Justice done for the dive penalty. (The soccer gods obviously like a laugh) And one effort on target all game from a team that finished 5th last season a graced Wembly in'th FA cup final. Pity we didn't have BIKEY for the stoke opener, we'd surely kept a clean sheet then aswell. UP THE MIGHTLY CLARETS! Scamp Kingsley
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5:33pm Mon 24 Aug 09

madari says...

Madari the snake charmer says:

COME ON YOU CLARETS!!!!!
Madari the snake charmer says: COME ON YOU CLARETS!!!!! madari
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8:59pm Mon 24 Aug 09

th'accy lass says...

UP THE CLARETS!!! Well done Owen Coyle!!
UP THE CLARETS!!! Well done Owen Coyle!! th'accy lass
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4:40am Tue 25 Aug 09

blueheeler1 says...

Don't know if you picked this up on Clarets Mad but we have signed Rhys William's brother Aryn Williams (reported incorrectly as Alan Williams on the site).
Aryn is a twin with Ryan and his twin brother also plays football in England!
Seems like the Williams are good footballing stock with Aryn a midfielder. Not sure of his exact age but he is around 17.
If he's better than Rhys (so my sources say) he's another good (and low key) signing.
Another Aussie to make good in England.
Don't know if you picked this up on Clarets Mad but we have signed Rhys William's brother Aryn Williams (reported incorrectly as Alan Williams on the site). Aryn is a twin with Ryan and his twin brother also plays football in England! Seems like the Williams are good footballing stock with Aryn a midfielder. Not sure of his exact age but he is around 17. If he's better than Rhys (so my sources say) he's another good (and low key) signing. Another Aussie to make good in England. blueheeler1
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1:24pm Tue 25 Aug 09

makaveli96 says...

Lets be honest, even after 2 good wins, theres not 1 Burnley player good enough to get in the Rovers team.
Lets be honest, even after 2 good wins, theres not 1 Burnley player good enough to get in the Rovers team. makaveli96
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1:30pm Tue 25 Aug 09

richardash says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Lets be honest, even after 2 good wins, theres not 1 Burnley player good enough to get in the Rovers team.
Yes because your team is doing so well......thanks for the laugh....good way to start the day!
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Lets be honest, even after 2 good wins, theres not 1 Burnley player good enough to get in the Rovers team.[/p][/quote]Yes because your team is doing so well......thanks for the laugh....good way to start the day! richardash
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11:08am Sat 5 Sep 09

makaveli96 says...

jammyone wrote:
Up the Clarets! What's wrong with Edgar? Is he injured? Did anyone else see that Croatian joker B******s brought on? Ha Ha The future of Croatian football Balic described him as!!!!!!!!
Halifax? Says it all!
[quote][p][bold]jammyone[/bold] wrote: Up the Clarets! What's wrong with Edgar? Is he injured? Did anyone else see that Croatian joker B******s brought on? Ha Ha The future of Croatian football Balic described him as!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Halifax? Says it all! makaveli96
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