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'Muric kept them in the game in big moments' on debut

Arijanet Muric of Burnley celebrates following the team's victory in the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Brentford FC at Turf Moor
Arijanet Muric of Burnley celebrates following the team's victory in the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Brentford FC at Turf Moor

Former Women's Super League midfielder Fara Williams believes Burnley "couldn't have asked for a better debut" from 25-year-old goalkeeper Arijanet Muric, who made his first Premier League appearance in their 2-1 win over Brentford.

"He was really impressive. As debuts go, I don't think they could've asked for a better one," Williams said on Match of the Day.

"Really early on, you don't want your centre-half playing those types of passes, and [then he was] having to clear one off the line. He was obviously in that position [off his line] because his team were in possession, so it was an early one to have to deal with.

"I think his presence was felt. He had a really aggressive starting position. He was taking the ball and making big saves early on in the game. After going a goal up, he really kept his team [in the game].

"But what's also impressive is that he showed the other side of his game, the in-possession [side of it]. We didn't know much about that from him. Burnley are an in-possession team.

"You could see his team-mates at the end of the game congratulating him because he did keep them in the game in big moments."

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