Hughton: We rode our luck

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Birmingham manager Chris Hughton admitted luck was with his side as they overcame Burnley 3-1 to claim a vital victory in the play-off race.

Goals from Marlon King, Jordon Mutch and David Murphy moved Blues three points clear of Blackpool, Brighton and Middlesbrough in fourth - the latter lying outside the top six on goal difference. Danny Ings briefly brought Burnley level, a deserved reward as Eddie Howe's side took the game to the visitors after the interval.

The victory leaves Hughton's side with the tantalising prospect of a six-game shoot-out for the play-off places. He said: "I thought over the 90 minutes we just deserved it. We had to ride our luck a little bit."

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