Boyd signs a three year contract with Burnley from Hull City for £3 million. The Scotland international has made one league appearance this season for his former club. Hull City Manager Steve Bruce:
I wish him well. I’ve been in the game a long time and if all professional footballers were like George Boyd my job would be easy.
Keane signs to Burnley from Manchester United on loan. The England U21 international central defender has played 12 games for England and debuts as substitute in United’s draw against Sunderland.
United stay winless against Burnley. The awaited for debutant Angel Di Maria features for the side but does not score.. It is United’s former star David Jones that almost gives Burnley the lead when the midfielder curls a free kick against a cross bar. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton keeps the score level when he produces a fine reaction to a well struck shot by Van Parsie. Di Maria is substituted 20 minutes to the end after kicking his calf and Wayney Rooney heads the ball wide at the far post from a corner. United are denied a penalty towards the end of the game when Ashley Young’s shot hits the arm of Ashley Barnes.
Dyer gives his side the lead in the 23rd minute after Micheal Duff hesitates on closing him down. Swansea use the 4-2-3-1 against their opponent’s 4-4-2 and this proves significant. He takes possession motors away from Ben Mee and carries on his surge into the area when Duff continues to back away and Tom Heaton gets a hand to the nearest post shot but not enough to stop it and so a goal. Burnley get their chance too through David Jones but his shot across goal goes wide.In the first half we controlled the game. Monk:
There are times when you have to dig in and the boys were magnificent in that respect. I have been involved in so many games where we play well and get nothing. Six points in two games is all you can ask for
I was just explaining to them that we showed too much respect in the first half, That can happen to promoted teams. I have been through it myself.
We are not naive enough to think the growth period doesn’t have to be quick because it does. The last point was telling. Indeed, they learnt something of a lesson in the break, re-emerging with far more purpose and disregard for what was coming at them.
Burnley sign striker Jutkiewicz from Middlesbrough for £1.5 million for a three-year contract. He links up with his new teamates for pre-season training camp in Austria. Dyche:
He’ll be working with a good group who are all hungry to not only achieve things but to keep pushing themselves as individuals. That’s a big part of our mentality and he’ll fit into that very nicely.