Burnley restored their three-point lead at the top of the table as they produced one of the most comfortable football results of the weekend in the Championship. Tuesday night at Turf Moor, goals from Anass Zaroury and Connor Roberts in the first half were more than enough to give the Clarets victory, and substitute Nathan Tella added a third goal in stoppage time. The fact that Vincent Kompany’s team currently has an 11-point margin between themselves and Blackburn in third place is more significant than their advantage over Sheffield United. The likelihood of an immediate return to the Premier League is beginning to increase. Birmingham is the last city on the 15th. However, due to the Championship’s format this season, there are only three points separating them from the play-off positions.
After a fantastic counter, Roberts set up Zaroury, who scored the game’s first goal after celebrating his homecoming from the World Cup with Morocco. The goal came after just 48 seconds. After 44 minutes, Roberts went from being a creator to a scorer, doubling the advantage. Josh Brownhill and played a one-two into the box before he controlled with his right and finished low into the bottom corner with his left. Then, in stoppage time, Tella, a substitute, added the cherry on top by bursting through on goal and beating Ruddy in front of the ecstatic home crowd.
“It was strong. I was anxious since I understood that this game would get quite challenging. At any time during the game, it wasn’t simple. We played outstanding restarts, throw-ins, free-kick, and second-ball defense. We were aware that if we performed that well, we would have a chance,” Vincent Kompany said. “Zaroury performed exceptionally well, and this was also due to his off-the-ball work rate. He provides both sides. However, it was clear that he was getting a little worn out and that he was still regaining his fitness. Having him involved with us again was a good thing.”
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