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Dyche: Clinical Finishing The Difference

May 15, 2021

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Sean Dyche felt the 4-0 home defeat to Leeds was a tale of clinical finishing.

Matej Vydra missed a golden chance to cancel out Mateusz Klich’s first half opener, with sub Johann Berg Gudmundsson also seeing a close range effort saved by Ilan Meslier with the scoreline at 0-2.

Two late goals from Leeds sub Rodrigo then doubled the visitors’ tally to leave Dyche rueing what might have been.

“It’s a strange one because I am disappointed in the scoreline, obviously, but we actually started the game really well,” said the Burnley boss.

“We then let them get their noses in front and they got a lucky second. But we have two golden chances for Matej and Johann, before they put two more chances away.

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“You have to take those chances because then it’s not just the scoreline that changes.

“The emotion and mentality of the game changes and, in the end, it was a tale of clinical finishing.

“They had it and we didn’t, so the scoreline is a bit of a head-scratcher.”

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It was a tough afternoon for the Clarets, which ended with a report made by Burnley to referee Graham Scott, regarding the actions of a Leeds player.

And Dyche admitted he was concerned that Monday’s win at Fulham, which confirmed a sixth successive Premier League campaign, might have an effect on his players.

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“Performance-wise, was I expecting a little less edge from us? Probably, but Monday was a big emotional event,” he added.

“Everyone tried to make a lot of noise about that (Fulham) game by trying to suggest that we were the ones in trouble.

“We put that one to bed and there is a big relief that comes from that, so I don’t want to over-question the players because they have given a lot this season and we’ve come a long way from game seven.

“You are still disappointed though, especially with the end scoreline.”


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