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Dyche Makes His Point

14 December 2013

Sean Dyche felt his players were worthy of a point that kept their noses in front of Leicester City in the top of the table clash at the King Power Stadium.

Danny Ings’ second half strike cancelled out David Nugent’s early penalty as the Clarets extended their remarkable run to just one defeat in 15 games.

And the Burnley boss felt his side recovered from a “naïve” opening to prove themselves as real contenders.

He said: “I thought the players were a bit naïve if I’m honest to come here and expect Leicester to not be on the front foot from the off.

“Our passing was a bit slow and we didn’t use the ball wisely.

“But after their goal I thought we grew into the game and got better as we went on. 

“We were just playing too much one-touch football in the top third of the pitch, so we had to build better.

“Of course, we started the second half nice and bright, kept the ball better and got the goal.

“We talked about getting more bodies forward and for the goal there were three or four in there and in the end I thought we delivered a good performance.”

Dyche added: “Leicester are a good side with a really experienced group and they went close last season, but I thought my lads were terrific. 

“The bond that we have and the spirit, energy and framework, but also the freedom to go and play is there and in the second half we had all that in abundance.

“You can’t be brilliant every week, but we have shown some fantastic things this season and there was more of it again today.

“We can be greedy and say we could have won it, but they had a few big chances too and sometimes you have to call it as it is and overall I felt a point was fair.”

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