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'It will help me remember my 100th game' - Jeff Hendrick toasts landmark game with late equaliser

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Burnley's Jeff Hendrick (second left) celebrates scoring his side's equaliser. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Burnley's Jeff Hendrick (second left) celebrates scoring his side's equaliser. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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Burnley's Jeff Hendrick (second left) celebrates scoring his side's equaliser. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Jeff Hendrick marked his 100th Premier League appearance with a dramatic injury-time goal as Burnley scrambled a point at Brighton with a dramatic late equaliser.

Republic of Ireland midfielder Hendrick made his mark after replacing Aaron Lennon in the 59th minute at the AMEX Stadium, ensuring Burnley collected a valuable draw against a frustrated Brighton side.

"Putting points on the board away from home is always a good thing," Hendrick told Sky Sports. "We started the game well but Brighton came back into it. We got the goal in the end. I knew I cut it well but I was just hoping. Thankfully it went in and got us the point.

"It will help me remember my 100th game, but the most valuable thing was getting the point. We have scored a lot of late goals - we just stick in there. It's the mentally of the group. We don't know when it's over and that's a great thing to have. We have started the season brilliantly."

Hendrick has struggled to get into the Burnley side this season, but he won words of praise from his manager after the game, as he praised the Irishman's work ethic.

"Jeff Hendrick took his goal well and I told him he has been excellent in training," said Clarets boss Sean Dyche. "That's what we want. We found more passes and asked a few questions as the game came to a close. 

"It was a real strong finish. He is a bit unlucky. The margins for picking a team are so tight. Jeff has been knocking on the door. He is a very good player and I am pleased for him because he deserves it. We certainly have a lot of value in him and he will play a big part this season I'm sure.

"There is a strong mentality towards getting points on the board. That paid us back today. Brighton were really strong second half but you have to find a way. We are happy with it.

"They changed their shape to a more familiar format and forced us back a little bit. We didn't start right in the second half but I don't want to be too critical because that was probably the first dip in performance we have had this season."

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