Elliott wants Emirates trip as reward for giant-killing

Burnley winger Wade Elliott has set his sights on a trip to the Emirates Stadium after Tuesday night's victory over West Bromwich Albion booked an FA Cup fifth-round showdown at Cardiff City or Arsenal.

Owen Coyle's Championship side bundled Fulham, Chelsea and Arsenal out of the Carling Cup and came agonisingly close to overcoming Tottenham in an epic semi-final encounter.

One Wembley dream having died, another remains firmly alive after a 3-1 win over West Bromwich gave the Clarets their fourth Premier League scalp of the season and raised the prospect of a rematch with the Gunners. Arsène Wenger's men were beaten convincingly 2-0 at Turf Moor in December and Elliott, whose stunning volley set Burnley on their way to victory last night, is now hoping to face them on their own turf.

"It would be lovely to play Arsenal," said Elliott. "Obviously we've had a taste of it this year and going down there would take it to another level again. I don't want to prejudge the result of the replay between Arsenal and Cardiff but obviously it would be nice to for us to go to the Emirates. We would have nothing to lose and if we did get them, then that would be the attitude that we would take there.

"We went to Chelsea just after they had lost to Liverpool and won there. We played 4-4-2 with two strikers at Stamford Bridge and a lot of Premier League clubs don't do that, so I think we'd go to Arsenal with the same attitude," Elliott said. "We could go there, test ourselves and hopefully enjoy the occasion again."

Coyle has assembled an impressive side that could yet yield a return to the top flight for the first time since 1976. His reputation has soared since his arrival from St Johnstone in November 2007.

Robbie Blake and Elliott are arguably playing the best football of their careers and summer signings Chris Eagles, Martin Paterson and Steve Thompson look excellent buys.

The Clarets operate with one of the smallest squads in the Championship but Elliott added: "The spirit and the desire is superb and that comes from the gaffer. He sets the atmosphere at the club and we're fortunate that we've got a group of lads who get on so well.

"But we've got to because we are in each other's pockets. We room together, travel together and see each other every day, so it's a good group of lads to be around."

The Albion midfielder Pedro Pele was captain for the night at Turf Moor and admitted his side paid the price for not seeing off Burnley in the first game at The Hawthorns. The Clarets drew 2-2 in the West Midlands.

Relegation-threatened Albion reached the semi-finals last season but Pele said: "We didn't do our job well enough in the first game so it was always going to be a tough game for us in the replay. It was disappointing to lose given how we did last season and also, with all due respect, to a team from the Championship."

PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Extras
indybest
Travel
Flocking round: Beyoncé, Madame Tussauds' latest waxwork, looking fierce in the park
travelIn a digital age when we have more access than ever to the stars, why are waxworks still pulling in crowds?
Arts and Entertainment
tv
Arts and Entertainment
Judi Dench appeared at the Hay Festival to perform excerpts from Shakespearean plays
tvJudi Dench and Hugh Bonneville join Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC Shakespeare adaptations
Sport
Is this how Mario Balotelli will cruise into Liverpool?
football
News
Ronahi Serhat, a PKK fighter, in the Qandil Mountains in Iraqi Kurdistan
i100
Arts and Entertainment
Poet’s corner: Philip Larkin at the venetian window of his home in 1958
booksOr caring, playful man who lived for others? A new book has the answer
Arts and Entertainment
Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Metz - 23 May 2012
art
News
Matthew McConaughey and his son Levi at the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on August 17, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.
advertisingOscar-winner’s Lincoln deal is latest in a lucrative ad production line
Life and Style
Pick of the bunch: Sudi Pigott puts together roasted tomatoes with peppers, aubergines and Labneh cheese for a tomato-inspired vegetarian main dish
food + drink
Arts and Entertainment
Alfred Molina, left, and John Lithgow in a scene from 'Love Is Strange'
film
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC

Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
Nick Clegg the movie: Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise

Nick Clegg the movie

Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise
Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?

Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?

Waxing lyrical

Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
Texas forensic astronomer finally pinpoints the exact birth of impressionism

Revealed (to the minute)

The precise time when impressionism was born
From slow-roasted to sugar-cured: how to make the most of the British tomato season

Make the most of British tomatoes

The British crop is at its tastiest and most abundant. Sudi Pigott shares her favourite recipes
10 best men's skincare products

Face it: 10 best men's skincare products

Oscar Quine cleanses, tones and moisturises to find skin-savers blokes will be proud to display on the bathroom shelf
Malky Mackay allegations: Malky Mackay, Iain Moody and another grim day for English football

Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

The latest shocking claims do nothing to dispel the image that some in the game on these shores exist in a time warp, laments Sam Wallace
La Liga analysis: Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Pete Jenson starts his preview of the Spanish season, which begins on Saturday, by explaining how Fifa’s transfer ban will affect the Catalans
Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape