“It certainly was not on purpose. I think I have my studs fitted on the leg, but it goes to the ball.” Vincent Kompany insists that there was no harm in his controversial challenge on Aaron Lennon in Manchester City’s defeat of Burnley on Saturday. Burnley boss Sean Dyche believed the city captain should have been sent out for his big challenge at Lennon in the first minute at the Etihad Stadium.
Lennon could continue on treatment and after that, he could play, but Dyche also revealed that the Clarets wing wanted to have two stitches in a wound on the thigh. Kompany said, “It was definitely was not on purpose. The things happening a somewhat blindside. I think I have my studs on the leg, but it goes to the ball. “I think I got it and luckily he was not hurt. That’s the most important thing.” City took advantage of winning 5-0 and keeping their place at the top of the Premier League.
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Premier League new boys Fulham have gotten their first win of the season with a 4-2 victory over Burnley. Coach Slavisa Jokanovic would be excited that the team got the win, and would hope it would really kickstart more positive results this season.
The free flowing fast game saw six goals netted in all. Despite 12 players joining in the summer, the club was not able to get the results they hoped in the first two games. Jean Michael Seri got the chance to prove why he was one of the hottest properties in the transfer market this summer with a screamer. Aleksandar Mitrovic grabbed a brace to make it 15 goals since he joined in February.
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England international Aaron Lennon has admitted that he has started enjoying the beautiful game after making the move to Burnley during the previous transfer window. The 31-year-old had struggled to gain regular gametime during the backend of his Everton career and there was a period where Lennon was hospitalised with depression concerns.
Despite this, he has managed to revive his footballing career and the winger admits he has made the right choice to link up with Sean Dyche’s side, he said: “Probably for the last four or five years, I was not enjoying my football but for the period since joining Burnley [in January], I am really enjoying it again. I wouldn’t have said that I’d fallen out of love with football, but I’ve been through long periods of not being involved in the squads.
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Burnley attacker Aaron Lennon has hailed Clarets boss Sean Dyche as one of the best he has worked with. The England international has played under the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Roberto Martinez during the course of his club career and believes Dyche deserves recognition in the same bracket.
Speaking after his playing experience at Turf Moor, he said: “One of his main qualities is getting everyone together. Everyone at this football club is together and I think that’s definitely down to the manager.He made me feel so settled in. He’s given me a lot of freedom in the way I play. He’s been brilliant for me.He has a bit of everything. I’ve worked with some really good managers, but I think the gaffer is definitely up there.” Continue reading “Aaron Lennon Hails Sean Dyche As One Of The Best”