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Swansea boss Garry Monk hailed his side's march to the 40-point barrier after their gruelling 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.
Kieran Trippier's chaotic 54th-minute own goal proved enough for Monk's men to hit the mark with 11 games to spare -- and now he has his side's previous Premier League best of 47 in his sights.
Monk said: "40 points is the first point of call for any club in this league outside the biggest ones and it was the target for us to reach.
"Forty-seven is the best we have ever...
A chaotic own goal from Burnley defender Kieran Trippier sealed another grim afternoon for the hosts as Swansea won 1-0 to steal the points at Turf Moor.
Trippier turned the ball past his own goalkeeper after a mighty goalmouth scramble in the 64th minute which largely summed up an untidy and uninspiring affair.
Not that it will matter to Garry Monk's buoyant visitors who seized their chance to build on last week's famous win over Manchester United and maintain their hopes of a top-10 finish.
After a historic victory over Manchester United on Saturday, the fixture list insists that Swansea come down from cloud nine and back to reality. Relegation-threatened Burnley aren't as illustrious an opponent as United, but with the title a two-horse race, the Clarets arguably have more to play for -- their Premier League status. Swansea will once again need to prove they can match a top-drawer performance against top-drawer opposition with the same level of concentration against a smaller side.