Burnley managed to do what many thought was impossible and win a Premier League game earlier today, as they defeated Hull City 1-0.
Ashley Barnes was the man of the moment, seeing the Clarets pick up three points in the league for the first time in 196 days, which is a long time (unless you’re a Liverpool fan waiting for a league title). Naturally the Twitter Clarets went into overdrive, with many backtracking on criticism’s of the goalscorer that they had previously made.
There was also the expected digs at arch-rivals Blackburn Rovers, whilst one fan is sat right now next to a grumpy wife that supports the Tigers!
— No Nay Never (@NoNayNeverNet) November 8, 2014
Here we go: Burnley have scored. We thank you.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 8, 2014
Superb performance from Burnley today, particularly the front two. Thought Barnes and @IngsDanny were fantastic. Wish he’d sign a contract.
— Michael Watson (@MD11WAT) November 8, 2014
It’s been 931 days since Blackburn Rovers won a Premier League game. 2 hours since Burnley won their last. #twitterclarets
— Jimmy Law (@jimmylaw333) November 8, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: Burnley FC have won their first Premier League Game! pic.twitter.com/BR9fzoJS8f
— Football Related (@FootballRelate) November 8, 2014
196 DAYS – But Burnley have finally won a league game and they deserved it big time today. 1-0 victory – superb performance. #twitterclarets
— James Masters (@Masters_JamesD) November 8, 2014
Always rated Ashley Barnes. Even when I was calling for him to get hooked at halftime. Always rated him. Class player #twitterclarets
— Jamie Smith (@JamieSmiff) November 8, 2014
Sean will never criticise referees but we can ! Mark Clattenburgh was an embarrassment today, he was so poor it’s not true! #twitterclarets
— Colin Meredith (@ClaretColin) November 8, 2014
At last a Burnley win and against my Wife’s team. Awesome! #twitterclarets
— Robert Forrester (@vertumotors) November 8, 2014