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Dyche Derby Delight

27 August 2013

Sean Dyche felt his side fully deserved their Capital One Cup victory over Preston at Turf Moor.

The Clarets went two goals up in the first half to Kieran Trippier’s fifth minute free kick – his first goal of the season – and Danny Ings’ composed 34th minute finish.

And despite a second half rally from the visitors, Burnley, with goalkeeper Alex Cisak enjoying an excellent debut, stood firm to go into the hat for the thirds round draw on Wednesday night.

Clarets boss Dyche said: “You have to find a way to win and we have done that again tonight.

“I thought the lads mostly delivered a good performance. 

“We’ve played patches of really good, productive football and stayed strong when we haven’t kept the ball as well.

“But despite being patchy at times, the moments of quality turned it in our favour.

“There was a spell in the second half where I didn’t feel we kept the ball, but give Preston credit because being 2-0 down brought them a lot of freedom. 

“They pressed and lost any inhibition, got on the front foot and pressed us all over the pitch. 

“That, in turn, made us go longer at times and made life difficult.

“But as the game wore on I felt we took control of it again and kept the ball better.

“But overall, we’ve done the job. It was a local derby against a good club with a good manager and good players.

“I think they will be a force this season in their division, so I am very happy with the outcome.”

Dyche made four changes to the side that lost to Brighton at the weekend, with Cisak replacing the suspended Tom Heaton and Michael Duff, Ben Mee and David Edgar all starting their first games of the season.

Dyche added: “It was important to get players up and running and the only way to do that is to play first team games at some point.

“The changes were made with that in mind and we are happy they came through unscathed and fit and well.”

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