BURNLEY produced a stunning comeback to make it four top flight wins in a row for the first time in 50 years.

The Clarets winning row looked to be over when Roberto Pereyra put Watford ahead in the second half.

But Sam Vokes made an instant impact off the bench to level before captain for the day Jack Cork, standing in for the injured Ben Mee, headed a winner.

It was seventh heaven for the Clarets, who strengthened their grip on that position with Leicester City losing at home to Newcastle while winning on the road in the Premier League for the seventh time this season.

Sean Dyche’s side are now six points clear of the Foxes with six games to go, with the two sides facing each other at Turf Moor next weekend. The cries of ‘we’re all going on a European Tour’ from the Clarets faithful are growing in volume and conviction by the week.

Burnley had the ball in the net within two minutes, only for Chris Wood to be denied, marginally but correctly, by the linesman’s flag, with his header from 12 yards chalked out.

Ashley Barnes then went close from a Stephen Ward cross, glancing a header onto the roof of the net, before Nick Pope twice denied Pereyra in quick succession.

First the Argentinean found space on the left side of the area and cut inside, trying to find the bottom corner, but Pope showed agility not usually associated with a goalkeeper so tall to swoop low to his left and push the ball away.

From the short corner Pereyra tried his luck from 25 yards, but the low shot was more comfortable for the Clarets goalkeeper, who had kept his place between the posts despite the returning skipper Tom Heaton’s presence in the matchday 18 for the first time since September.

Midway through the first half Ashley Westwood saw a shot blocked after the ball fell to him in the area, with the midfielder looking to finish a move he’d started with a pinpoint crossfield pass to the feet of Aaron Lennon.

At the other end Pope and Pereyra were continuing their personal duel. This time Pereyra cut in from the right and curled the ball towards the top corner, only for Pope to spring to his right and tip the ball over the bar.

It was Pereyra who struck a significant blow on the hour mark though. His 20-yard free-kick had hit Aaron Lennon on the edge of the wall, but Watford kept the attack alive and although Will Hughes was crowded out by James Tarkowski and Kevin Long the ball fell to that man Pereyra, in space 12 yards out, and this time he fired through the legs of Pope.

It was a moment of managerial inspiration that turned the game on its head with 20 minutes to go though.

Vokes came on for Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and within 10 seconds had prodded Burnley level. Westwood’s free-kick from deep was flicked towards his own goal by Adrian Mariappa, with Vokes on hand to touch it home for an instant impact.

Within three minutes the Clarets were ahead. This time Westwood’s free-kick from the left was headed back across goal by Long and over the line by Cork, with goal line technology ruling that Orestis Karnezis had clawed the ball away when it was a yard over the line.

Wood was looking to add to Burnley’s lead with three minutes to go, getting the better of Kiko Femenia in the box but Karnezis closed the angle and made the save.

Watford piled into the Burnley box in the five added minutes, but the Clarets held their nerve to chalk up another memorable success.