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Dyche "Stunned" at Ref Decisions

6 March 2013

Clarets boss angry following Tykes draw

Sean Dyche admitted he was “stunned” after seeing big decisions go against his side in the 1-1 home draw with Barnsley.

The Clarets, who led through an early Charlie Austin strike – his 26th of the season – were pegged back by a late Tomasz Cywka strike.

And Clarets boss Dyche was incensed after seeing Austin refused a stonewall penalty following two earlier fouls that could have reduced the visitors to at least 10 men. 

Dyche said: “I am stunned by the decisions that went against us tonight.

“In the first half Charlie has been hit with a two-footer and I am amazed the player stays on the field of play.

“We’ve had an elbow incident with no yellow card, Martin Paterson through on goal and pulled back by a player who has already been booked and then, of course, the penalty to go 2-0 up. 

“That settles everyone in the crowd down and the job is done, but it’s not given and it’s amazing in my experience as a manager.

“If you get one decision wrong, then maybe we’ve all had that. But when you get three big, game-changing decisions wrong, that makes it a tough night and it gets everyone agitated.

“I am just flummoxed, but there’s nothing I can do, so onwards and upwards.”

Dyche, who feels too many decisions have gone against the Clarets during his tenure, added: “I don’t like to go into stuff like this because I like to look at the performance.

“I am honest enough to admit we weren’t at the races tonight, to be fair.

“We huffed and puffed, got the early goal and should be building in confidence.

“There’s a strange feeling around the ground at the moment and I don’t know whether that affects the players. 

“But the game should be over and decisions are massive in football and when three go against you, that’s really tough.

“I thought the fact they (Barnsley) got away with those three decisions gave them belief. 

“As footballers, you can smell that in the air. When you get away with one, it’s happy days. Two and then three and you start thinking it can be your night.

“We don’t seem to have had the rub since I’ve been at this football club. 

“We can hope that changes, but at the minute we are having to over-earn results because it’s not just the 11 you are playing against.”

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