Ben Mee admitted it was nice to be talking about football again after marking his 300th league appearance for Burnley with the winner at Crystal Palace. The Clarets captain earned widespread praise for a passionate interview given after a ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ banner was flown over the 5-0 defeat at Manchester City. At Selhurst Park he starred on the pitch, a diving header just after the hour mark sealing a 1-0 victory and back-to-back Premier League wins since the night to forget at the Etihad Stadium.
Ben Mee said “It’s nice to come here and talk about football but I’ve been humbled by the response to that interview, The club has had a lot of emails which I’ve read and it’s nice to hear. It wasn’t a great night for us but we’ve responded well. To go and put that all behind us and get two wins on the bounce, that’s never easy in the Premier League, never mind with what we’re up against. Coming into the game with a depleted squad, with only one senior boy on the bench, and playing like we did tonight, it shows the character, it shows we’re together and how we work hard, To get a goal is nice. I’ve had chances cleared off the line or good saves so it’s nice to finally get one in. It wasn’t a great ball from Westy (Ashley Westwood), it wasn’t what we worked on but you’ve got to make the best of it! I managed to get in front of the defender and got a good connection on it.”
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