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Last updated : 04 October 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The Independent:

Bikey ensures continuation of home rule .....

In a manner of speaking, Burnley could be the new Stoke City. Granted, it is not a comparison many would make. For one thing, with respect for the success achieved by Tony Pulis at the Britannia Stadium, this season's supposed no-hopers are a pleasure to watch. View Full Report

The Guardian:

Stephen Fletcher and Andre Bikey maintain Burnley's winning home start .....

Forget victories over the champions of England and the FA Cup finalists, this - Burnley's fourth victory in as many home matches - was "without doubt" the newly promoted club's biggest win of the season, according to Owen Coyle. The Burnley manager paid a roundabout tribute to his former Motherwell boss Alex McLeish by ranking this win over his Birmingham side above the shock results against Manchester United and Everton.
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The Telegraph:

Burnley 2 Birmingham City 1 .....

Burnley maintained their remarkable 100 per cent home league record when Birmingham City, promoted with them last season, were comprehensively beaten in a one-sided Turf Moor encounter.
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The Times:

Fletcher and Bikey keep Burnley's home comforts .....

A cure for Burnley's travel sickness may be proving elusive, but their performances at Turf Moor will surely determine whether they retain their seat at the top table. Yesterday's bravura second-half display brought them victory over feeble, unambitious Birmingham City. More encouragingly, they became the first Premier League newcomers to win their first four home games.
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