Graham Alexander looks back at cup run

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Burnley take on West Ham United at Turf Moor tonight, playing for a place in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

The Clarets’ cup run, and league form, has drawn comparisons with the side of 2008/09 that won promotion and reached the last four of the Carling Cup, where they cruelly lost out to Spurs 6-4 on aggregate after extra time, after miraculously clawing back a 4-1 first leg deficit.

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey (left) fouls Burnley's Graham Alexander as they battle for the ball during the Carling Cup Quarter Final match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 2, 2008. See PA story SOCCER Burnley. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.paphotos.com/info/ for full restrictions and further information.

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey (left) fouls Burnley's Graham Alexander as they battle for the ball during the Carling Cup Quarter Final match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 2, 2008. See PA story SOCCER Burnley. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.paphotos.com/info/ for full restrictions and further information.

One of the heroes of that season, Graham Alexander, looks back at that run, where Burnley dumped Fulham, Chelsea and Arsenal out, as Sean Dyche’s men look to inflict more Capital Punishment on the Hammers.

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