GALLANT goalkeeper Brian Jensen has urged Burnley to maintain the winning standards set against Manchester United for the rest of the season.

The Clarets stunned Sir Alex Ferguson's champions by earning their first Premier League points on Wednesday night, courtesy of Robbie Blake's stunning volley and Jensen's first half penalty save from Michael Carrick.

The Dane earned a reputation as a formidable spot-kick stopper last year, denying Michael Bridge and John Obi Mikel as Chelsea were knocked out of the Carling Cup in a Stamford Bridge shoot-out.

He played down his latest heroics as “instinct” but urged his Burnley team-mates to use the overall performance as a benchmark for the rest of the campaign.

“It's a long season so I just need to keep on top of it - not only me but everyone else as well because one mistake and you get punished here. We just need to keep it going now,” said the 34-year-old.

“We need to keep the standards high because now we’ve set them we can’t go below them. We need to see if we can raise them now and be even better, and we’ve got a good chance to stay in this league.

“Maybe Manchester United had an off-day but how many times in the last decade have you seen Manchester United play badly but still get a result.

“I thought we did well, asked them questions and punished them.

“Robbie does that in training every single day; it’s nice for the occasion that you see the quality of little Blakey because he’s got a tremendous shot. Left foot, right foot, it doesn’t really matter. He’s tricky and a brilliant little player.

“I thought the new partnership between Andre (Bikey) and Clarke (Carlisle) did tremendously well; the whole back four - with Stevie Jordan and Tyrone (Mears) - were brilliant. They stood really well on the pitch against the best team in the world.

“Fair play to them, that’s what FROM BACK PAGE they’re there for, and I’m the same. I’m trying to keep the ball out of the net; that’s the main thing for me.

“But that’s what we need in every single game because otherwise it’s going to be tough for us.”

And Jensen’s message even stretches to the fans, who sold out Turf Moor to transform it into Turf roar for 90 minutes and more in midweek.

“They can be the 12th and 13th and 14th man. It’s vital,” said the former West Brom stopper.

“They were brilliant on Wednesday. I’ve never seen anything like it and I’ve been here for seven years.

“They need to keep that going because we need them. We don’t want them on our backs, we want them on the opposition’s backs, regardless of what happens.

“Of course, like Wednesday, when we play well it makes it easier for them, but when we’re in trouble then we really need them.

“There will come a time this season when we’re in trouble, and that’s when we need them the most.”

Reaching the Premier League with their play-off final win provided a career highlight for Jensen on May 25, but now he insists: “That’s in the past.

“Nothing compares to Wembley. It was unbelievable. But now we have to look forward and make history in the Premier League.

“And this is a good start.”