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With Sean Dyche celebrating his 50th birthday last week, we asked you to choose one game since he became manager from a selection of games with at least one from each full season he’s been in charge.

Some were outstanding performances, some great results and some just wonderful occasions but it’s perhaps no surprise that our 2013/14 win against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park and the 2019/20 Old Trafford victory against Manchester United were in the top two places when the vote closed last night.

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Despite the list including wins against such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City the two mentioned won 56% of the vote between them with the Blackburn game eventually claiming to be the best of them and no surprise.

The win against Manchester United at Old Trafford was one that I, personally, had craved for years. I’d never seen us win there and I’d not missed a Burnley game there since my first visit for the FA Cup tie in 1965. We’d come so close so often to getting that win and it was very special to be able to finally see a victorious team there when goals from Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez ensured a 2-0 victory.

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But, however special it was for me, and many other Burnley fans, that night, it can’t take away the sheer elation at an ecstatic Ewood on 9th March 2014. This was not Manchester United, the club they once thought they could compete with, this was Blackburn, our local rivals, and that means the team we want to beat more than any other, or we did at the time.

Sean Dyche often tells us that when he was first appointed Burnley manager one of the things the directors asked of him was to beat Blackburn. He’s done it, he’s done it four times, three of them at Ewood but this was the first.

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“I don’t ever have to come here again,” one friend said to me at the final whistle as co-chairman John B was getting drowned with beer just a few rows in front of me. “It’s better than I could have ever imagined,” another said.

It was the seventh time I’d seen us win a league game there, but that’s down to the fact that I’m old enough to go back to the 1960s. For most of the thousands of Burnley fans in the Darwen End that day it was a first and the first time is always special.

The 3-2 opening day win at Chelsea in 2017 took third place with a 12% share of the vote with the home wins against Wigan (2013/14) and Liverpool (2016/17) in fourth and fifth places. But there is no denying that the winner remains one of the most special days with Sean Dyche.

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