"Striker's instinct from a centre half," says Egan
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Sheffield United defender John Egan has said he 'had a strikers instinct from a centre half' after scoring his first goal in the Premier League.

Egan's emphatic finish at the back post cancelled out James Tarkowski's first-half goal and ensured that the points were shared at Turf Moor.

Burnley could have doubled their lead prior to this, however, when Dwight McNeil was one-on-one with Dean Henderson but his effort went just wide.

  • "It was a decent result"

Sheffield United went into the game after a very impressive 3-1 victory over Spurs on Thursday. 

Oli McBurnie had a great chance for the Blades early on but his effort was straight at Nick Pope. However, it was the home side that opened the scoring and it was through centre back James Tarkowshi who lost McBurnie at the back post and slotted home. Egan equalised for the Blades with ten minutes of the game remaining.

"I think it was a decent result," Egan told Sky Sports.

"Obviously we had a few chances, disappointed to concede just before half time but we showed a lot of character.

"We didn't show a lot of quality today but showed good character to get the result in the end."

  • Egan completes the League scoring set

Egan scored his first goal of the season with 80 minutes on the clock by hammering the ball past Pope following a cross from Ben Osborn and a clever flick on by Billy Sharp.

This goal means Egan has now scored in, League 2, League 1, The Championship and the Premier League.

"I'll take that all day," Egan said.

"I've been knocking on the door recently and need to add that to my game so I'm glad I got one today.

"You have to gamble, a striker's instinct from a centre half."

When told about scoring in all the top four divisions in England, Egan said: "Oh yeah thanks for reminding me. I totally forgot about that.

"It's a great feat to have, obviously the main aim was to get one in the Premier League and need to add that to my game going forward."

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