Clarets show both sides of game to beat Hull
Sean Dyche felt Burn ley were worthy winners after former Hull favourite Dean Marney struck a classy winner at the KC Stadium.
The Clarets earned their SEVENTH successive victory against the Tigers courtesy of a sweeping first half move finished off by Marney, who later earned a fifth booking of the season to miss the midweek game at Barnsley.
And Burnley boss Dyche was full of praise for his players, who dominated the opening 45 minutes, then put their bodies on the line in a late surge by the hosts, who failed to score in front of their own fans for the first time this season.
Dyche said: “It’s important the mentality is right and the players have been fantastic all week, then come here without fear and delivered a performance,
“In the first half the players were terrific. We found the balance we’ve been searching for in terms of defending well from good shape and then playing free-flowing football when we can.
“That was never more exemplified than the goal, which I thought was tremendous.
“It was a fantastic move from back to front and a great finish. It’s the sort of stuff you see in the Premier League!
“We’re not there yet, but it’s nice that there are moments that suggest real quality, because that’s what we have here.
“We opened them up a few times in the first half and the keeper made a great save from Ross, but the greedy man that I am I thought we should have been more than one goal up at half time.”
Dyche, who recalled fit-again Ben Mee and opted for David Edgar to fill in for the suspended Kieran Trippier at right back, added: “In the second half, at a difficult place to come against a team going well, having scored in every home game and winning six out of eight, we came under pressure.
“You are never going to be on top for the whole 90 minutes, but there were so many pleasing things about the performance, especially the fighting spirit and will and demand of the group not to concede.
“Hull threw caution to the wind, but it was only at the end if got a little harem-scarem. Until then it was hopeful stuff from distance, and overall I think we were deserving of the points today.
“I’m delighted with the performance and that the fans have turned up and seen the team work in many different ways today to win a football match.”