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Duff: City win changes nothing

Burnley defender Michael Duff insists their surprise victory over Manchester City changes little in the battle to avoid relegation.

Despite the unexpected 1-0 win - their first in eight Premier League matches - against the defending champions the Clarets remain a point from safety, although they are now only three points away from 15th-placed Hull.

"It maybe sucked a few other teams closer to us but it's just one game," Duff told burnleyfootballclub.com.

"Nothing has changed since day one and it won't change in the next nine games but there is definitely a belief that we can achieve something this year.

"We know from the outside that nobody has given us a prayer but we are still there or thereabouts with nine games to go.

"I think we have surprised a few people along the way and it's just having that belief now.

"There is a real energy in this team and a hunger too. Not many of us have played at this level for much of our career, so the lads are desperate to stay where we are."

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