MATCH of the Day pundits Danny Murphy and Matthew Upson hailed James Tarkowski's performance in Burnley's win at Everton.

The Clarets' 1-0 success at Goodison Park was first on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday night, and it was the display of Tarkowski that caught the eye for Murphy and Upson.

The 24-year-old's form was recently highlighted on the show when Burnley drew at Liverpool, but they returned to the subject on Sunday night.

“He’s deservedly getting some air time. He showed an array of qualities today, this was a really aggressive challenge (on Oumar Niasse) and was timed to perfection," Upson said.

“He was very calm and composed as well, knowing when to hold him up, it was good footwork to show the player where he wants him to go.

“He makes good choices and he put himself in good positions to deal with the ball.

“He deals well with (Wayne) Rooney, he gets tight on players, his decision making is good, he knows exactly what he wants to do.

“This is the final kick of the game and it just epitomises him. He deals with the first header and then he puts his head on the line looking for the second one."

The analysis also showed one cross field pass from Tarkowski straight to Stephen Ward which Murphy described as 'unbelievable', while Upson added: "This is a side (of his game) we haven’t seen much of, that is a raking pass, 66 yards across the pitch, which Burnley need plenty of.

“He can put his foot on it and play simple balls into the front, he keeps possession well."

Of Tarkowski, Murphy said: “I was really impressed with him, he looks a super player.

"Today we could have looked at any Burnley player, that’s how good they were, defensively especially. They’re not going to attack as much, but defensively they were perfect."

During the highlights of the game Match of the Day 2 showed the 24 pass move that led to Jeff Hendrick's goal in full.

Murphy said: “It was a wonderful goal and it shows what the Burnley lads were saying, that they do have some quality in that side as well.

"You don’t win away at some of the places they’ve won with average players. They work hard but they showed that bit of quality when needed.

"The patience in this move was brilliant, it was nice cleverness and calmness (from Hendrick).

"They’re a side playing with confidence."