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Dyche: We Deserved That!

20 April 2013

Gaffer's Cardiff reaction

Sean Dyche felt his side deserved their rewards after David Edgar’s injury time header earned a point against Champions Cardiff City at Turf Moor.

Burnley’s looked destined for a third successive 1-0 defeat following Craig Conway’s first half strike.

But a double substitution by Dyche at half time – introducing Edgar and Martin Paterson – injected life into the Clarets, who levelled when the Canadian headed home Kieran Trippier’s 91st minute cross.

Edgar heads home the equaliser

After Burnley edged on to 55 points – a threshold that has never led to relegation – Dyche said: “Is it enough? Who knows? 

“We don’t know how big it is yet, but it’s a big point psychologically against the best team in the division.

“All I know is we will be not be looking at it like that. We will prepare for the next two games because you have to take care of things yourself.

“We have just put ourselves in a position where it’s in our hands and every point is valuable at this stage.”

Dyche, who withdrew wide man Junior Stanislas and Ross Wallace at half time, added: “We had a nervy first half and couldn’t relax, 

“Cardiff looked on top of their game and a team playing with absolute freedom as champions.

“We looked a little uptight, but in the second half we got about them and suddenly it wasn’t as comfortable for them.

“It’s not just about the tactical and technical. It can be about the mental and emotional aspects of the game.

“You prep the players as best you can, but strange things happen in games that you can’t legislate for.

“We worked hard to get an equaliser and could have – I say could have – won it. Martin has a header under the bar and Danny Ings pull off a great save from Marshall.

“But we will certainly take that against the market leaders and overall I am really pleased, although we still have work to do.”

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