John Egan was understandably delighted as he notched his first Premier League goal to salvage a draw for Sheffield United at Burnley. 

The Kerry native has now scored in all four of England's top divisions.

Egan, who has eight Ireland caps, got on the end of Billy Sharp's glancing header to flash a half-volley into the top corner with just over 10 minutes to play. 

"I'll take that all day," said the 27-year-old centre-back.

"I've been knocking on the door for a while and it's something I need to add to my game so I'm happy I got one today... 

"You have to gamble, I suppose, a striker's instinct from a centre-half.

"Obviously, the main aim is to try and get one in the Premier League and I need to add to that now, and add it to my game going forward." 

The result sees the Blades stay in eighth place, still in the hunt for a Europa League spot.

"It was a decent result," he added. "Obviously, they’d a couple of chances, we’d a few chances, disappointed to concede before half-time.

"But I think we showed good character, we didn’t show a lot of quality today but we showed a lot of character to get the result in the end." 

Manager Chris Wilder says he wants more of the same from Egan.

"He should have ten [goals]. Honestly, he should have ten," he said. 

"I think he could have scored in the first half as well, he had a good opportunity.

"We're getting into good areas, and if it's a set play or whatever, we have good delivery. We need to work on that as a form of scoring. 

"For that to be his first goal of the season, at this stage of the season, it's something we've looked at for next year. We've got to be better in those scenarios."