Burnley boss Vincent Kompany believes his side are starting to hit their stride after a dramatic 2-1 win against Reading.

The visitors went in front through Tom Ince’s clinical finish early in the second half, but substitute Manuel Benson fired the Clarets back on level terms.

And Benson turned supplier to create Anass Zaroury’s winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time, sending Turf Moor into raptures.

Kompany’s men have now won four out of their last five games and sit two points clear at the top of the Championship table.

“It ticks a box for us. The glue of us is coming together,” said the Clarets chief.

“We had early-season disappointments of conceding late on and had to come back from that, which means turning up again in the next game.

“Now we have a situation where it didn’t go our way for whatever reason but have got a late win.”

Reading had a penalty appeal turned down during the second half after Ince went down in the box under Ian Maatsen’s challenge.

When asked about the incident, Kompany added: “It was a penalty, I can’t offer any more than that.

“It doesn’t help (Paul Ince) for me saying it. But in our situation, in a couple of other games we felt we could have had a penalty, so it evens it up a little bit. That doesn’t comfort him enough.”

Belgium Under-21 international Zaroury has now scored three times in his last five matches, and the Burnley boss had some advice for the wideman.

He said: “I keep telling the wingers that they can score winners like he did at Sunderland – in the top corner – and you will get four or five a season.

“But tap-ins in at the back post will get you 15 to 20 a season. It’s good that he scores these goals now because those are the ones that will give him numbers.”

The Clarets are back in action on Wednesday night when they welcome Rotherham United to Turf Moor (KO 7:45pm).

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