Burn happy to answer the call for more goals

Defender got his first of the season in win over Everton.

By Bruce Talbot • 03 January 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Dan Burn's goal was his second in the Premier League for Albion.

Dan Burn was delighted to answer Graham Potter's call for more goals from other areas of the team against Everton.

The defender scored his first of the season either side of midfielder Alexis Mac Allister’s double as Albion made it seven points out of nine over the festive period with Sunday’s 3-2 win at Everton.

“It’s important for us to get more goals from midfield and from us defenders so that was a big plus on Sunday,” said Potter.

“I have always struggled to score with headers to be honest but I thought I’d nip around the back. Enock [Mwepu] got a great flick on and I couldn’t really miss it.

“We had a game plan which we executed well, particularly in the first half. We scored two good goals and quietened their crowd, which is never easy at Goodison Park. We had to dig in the second half and we defended well when we had too. We had to deal with a lot of long balls into the box and when Shane Duffy came on in the second half I thought that made a big difference.”


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Graham Potter on historic Everton victory

Sunday’s win lifted Albion up to eighth and they reach the halfway point in the campaign having only lost four games.

“It’s been a great week. If you’d offered us seven points from the Brentford, Chelsea and Everton games we’d have been delighted,” added Burn. “But it is no more than we deserved and the good thing is that everyone in the squad has contributed.

“Physically it’s hard to play three games in seven days but I think the last week has shown what a strong squad we’ve got. Someone like Alexis [Mac Allister] has come in and contributed with three good performances and two goals on Sunday.

“We’ll rest up now and prepare for an important game against West Brom in the FA Cup on Saturday.”