It was always going to come some time
But when it finally did, there was no doubt that Burnley were going to get their first Premier League win of the 2013-14 campaign,.
Hull were the hapless visitors, and both sides suffered at the hands of Mark Clattenburg’s referiing decisions - have we ever seen him have a good game at Turf Moor?
I’ve said before that Sean Dyche’s team have not been playing like a beaten team, even when they have been beaten - the heads have not dropped.
And the confidence the side will take going into the international break, then on to Stoke in their next away game, and back at Turf Moor against Aston Villa on November 29, is incalculable.
It was a great team performance, and Danny Ings, who was all over the field, fully deserved his man of th ematch award - this should surely have silenced any snipers about his form since return from injury.
Confidence is key in football - among the players, anyway, the crwods are almost always jittery. It is to Dyche’s credit that he has kept his side motivated during the tough start to the season, and accordingly, Burnley are still in decent fettle.
Referencing last week’s column, we may have started another series of seven, against the Tigers vat least.
Remember that it is incredibly difficult in this league now. Remember also that with a little luck, wins could have come at Crystal Palace and at home to Sunderland - that’s how close the margins are in games that Burnley need to win.
And take heart from this win accordingly.