2BR News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01254 350360

Barnes Savours Manchester City Point

Burnley FC

12:23pm 29th December 2014

Ashley Barnes hailed another fantastic team performance after his late strike earned the Clarets a point at reigning Premier League champions Manchester City. 

Burnley had trailed 2-0 at half-time after David Silva’s goal was followed up by a wonderful Fernandinho finish. 

But a second half performance to savour saw a comeback instigated by Boyd and completed by Barnes on 81 minutes. 

And after denying Manchester City victory against a newly-promoted team at the Etihad for the first time since November 2009, against Burnley, Barnes was delighted to come away with a ‘magnificent point’. 

Barnes said: “The lads put in the hard work all throughout the game and to go away with a point against the champions is magnificent. 

“The gaffer wanted us to go out and get in their faces a bit more in the second half and we did. We started straight from off and got an early goal. 

“That was a real boost for us and we kicked on from that. 

“Then we were always pushing for an equaliser and lucky enough the ball has fallen for me and I’ve put it in. 

“I’ve got up and won the header and it hits Mangala then Keano and landed there perfect for me, after that what happened was just amazing.” 

“This is what we thrive on, to play teams like this and show exactly what we can do up against the best. 

 “All I can do on a personal level is give 110% and that’s all I try and do. These are the games are the ones you want to play in and it’s paid off again.” 

Much was made of festive fixture congestion, but Sean Dyche named an unchanged side for the fifth game in a row at the Etihad. 

And with a quick turnaround before a trip to Newcastle United on New Year’s Day, Barnes insists his teammates are ready to fire again. 

“We know that as a group of lads that we can keep going and it’s a big strength of ours fitness. 

“There is no reason why we can’t go there and get a result or anyone in this league. We showed our capabilities against the champions. 

“Teams might be starting to panic about playing us now because we’ve got nothing to lose and we’ll continue to play with freedom.” 

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Mark Lord

Running for the Manchester Arena victims

Mark is running the route 22 times to honour them

One Love Manchester HD 10

Extra security in Manchester this weekend

For Manchester Day Parade and Take That concert

Most read
Police raid 8

Missing 11-year-old found

He hadn't been seen in over 24 hours

Newer article

Seven wanted across East Lancashire

Local News: Police are appealing for help to trace seven people wanted in connection with various offences which have taken place across East Lancashire in December.

Older article
Top articles

Deaf man learns how to communicate in his 70s

Nepal: In the final episode of 2BR's special report from Nepal, we meet the older Deaf people who've only just learned to communicate.

2BR heads to Uganda

Local News: This morning Olly had a final challenge up his sleeve

Rovers return to training

Sport: Mowbray looking forward to having Evans back

Jeremy Corbyn gets rapturous reception at Glastonbury

Showbiz: It was a scene that could have come from a Beatles gig in the 1960s.

Co-op Bank close to sealing £700m rescue deal with US hedge funds

National News: The beleaguered Co-operative Bank is closing in on a £700m rescue deal with US hedge funds amid ongoing talks about the separation of the vast pension scheme it shares with the Co-op Group.

British holidaymakers panic as shark washes ashore on Majorca beach

World News: Footage has emerged of the moment a blue shark washed ashore as British holidaymakers soaked up the sun on a beach in Majorca.

Holland & Barrett gobbled up in £1.8bn takeover

Business News: Health retailer Holland & Barrett is to be gobbled up in a £1.77bn deal by an investment fund backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.

Hungry hackers stole $3k worth of snacks from CIA vending machines over several months

Strange News: The CIA has admitted it was penetrated by an insider network - of hi-tech snack thieves.

Near misses in drowning need to be talked about

Local News: They're the lucky ones - says Lancashire mum

Lives in Lancashire - Ben's Bowel Movements

Local News: Meet the inspirational Preston dad refusing to let Bowel Cancer beat him

HALF PRICE - Hollywood Star

Non-News: Get your half price voucher for Hollywood Star in Burnley now.

Giant cyclist set to be around for the entire weekend

Local News: The giant artwork on Pendle Hill is in celebration of the Tour of Britain

Most read

Missing 11-year-old found

Local News: He hadn't been seen in over 24 hours

@2BR