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Dyche: We Deserved That!

6 April 2013

Clarets boss joy at Bristol City victory

Sean Dyche felt the Clarets ran out worthy winners after coming from behind to push Bristol City closer to the drop.

Burnley trailed to an Albert Adomah goal at the break despite dominating proceedings.

However, goals from Jason Shackell and Chris McCann’s first goal since scoring the winner against the Robins at Ashton Gate in October put Burnley in control.

And after Lee Grant saved a late Steven Davies penalty, Martin Paterson sealed the win in stoppage time with his sixth goal of the season.

Clarets boss Dyche insisted: “We totally deserved that today and we were dominant throughout.

“The chances ended up 25 to 5 in our favour and that gives you a fair reflection of how on top we were today.

“We used the ball well, there was a real energy about us and some very good quality at times.

“We couldn’t find that killer edge in the first half, and you just had that feeling it could be one of those days.

To go one (goal) down massively against the run of play was a strange one, but there was calmness in the dressing room at half time.

“We said we would keep going about our business and I was really pleased we did that.
It would have been easy to get nervy, but the calmness they showed in that performance was excellent.

“The whole feel of the game was very good and that has been building for quite a while now.

“People don’t always see what goes on inside the camp, but the players have been terrific in training, they have got their rewards and that’s only one loss in seven now.”

Dyche admitted his heart was in his mouth when Joseph Mills was adjudged to have fouled Steven Davies inside the box seven minutes from time, despite replays indicating it was a borderline decision.

But for once the Clarets had earned a slice of luck as Grant guessed correctly to claw away Davies’ rising spot kick.

“There was another amazing twist of fate when they got a penalty late on,” said Dyche.

“I’ve looked at it again and it’s tight, but I think it’s just outside (the box), but Granty makes a fantastic save.

“We didn’t need that though because we had done more than enough to win and I’m just thoroughly pleased for the players, the fans and the whole club.

“However, it’s only another three points and there is more work to be done.

I’ve never seen such a mad Championship like this one and all we can do is take care of ourselves.

“We are now only two points behind last season’s total at this stage and that’s after selling a £7m centre forward, so there is a lot of good work been done here and the players are applying themselves correctly.

“How far can we go now, that’s my message to the players; Enjoy this win because it’s thoroughly deserved and next week we go again.”

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