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Burnley boss Vincent Kompany hails hat-trick hero Nathan Tella as 'raw diamond' after derby treble

Vincent Kompany was full of praise for Nathan Tella who bagged a stunning hat-trick as Burnley crushed Preston with a 3-0 Championship victory at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Local derbies often need a hero and Kompany had to look no further than the Southampton loanee as his brilliant afternoon secured all three points and saw Burnley win their 10th-straight league match. 

That matches the club's winning record from 1913 and few would bet against the Clarets bettering it next time out against at Watford on Tuesday.
But before then, the Manchester City great wanted to hail 23-year-old Tella for how he destroyed Burnley's Red Rose rivals.
Kompany said: "I still call him a raw diamond. As you can see, he is still progressing.
"He has been doing really well and before anything else, I must mention his effort. It's so important to point that out.
"He has goalscoring ability but many with that ability don't put the work in for the team but he does. He has all the tools and helps us in so many ways, not just goalscoring."
The Clarets began the match in the healthiest condition of any Championship side since Reading in 2005-06, who went on to finish with an impressive 106 points.
The omens were therefore excellent for Kompany's side - who have looked a class apart this term - and when Tella took the match by the scruff of the neck, there was only ever going to be one winner.

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