Burnley Goalkeeper Tom Heaton Says He Nearly Broke His Arm Against Manchester United

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Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton has described the feeling of taking a Zlatan Ibrahimovic shot in full force.

Heaton, who was in inspired form as Burnley battled for a famous 0-0 draw at Old Trafford, repeatedly denied Manchester United who had an astonishing 37 shots on goal during the stalemate.

Of those 37 attempts, under-pressure veteran striker Ibrahimovic attempted to beat Heaton on 12 occasions but failed taking his goalless run to six games.

‘I knew I had two men behind me on the line so I thought I’d get out, close the space and spread,’ Heaton said after a stunning save denied Ibrahimovic.

‘Thankfully it has hit me but it nearly broke my arm!’ the goalkeeper joked.

‘We came with a gameplan, put in an incredible shift and hung in there,’ Heaton added on reflection.

‘Much has been made about our away form but what a place to come and get our first point.’



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