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Dyche Pride At Clarets Fightback

9 November 2013

Sean Dyche declared his pride after his Burnley side came from behind to go into the international break sitting two points clear at the top of the Championship.

The Clarets fell behind for the second successive week when Tokelo Rantie put Bournemouth ahead five minutes into the second half at Turf Moor.

But again for the second week running, the Clarets found a way back as former Cherries striker Danny Ings struck for his 14th goal of the campaign eight minutes from time.

Dyche said: “I am proud of the players and I told them that afterwards. 

“I asked them not to be disappointed because we’ve taken 26 points from 30 and we’re 11 games unbeaten and top of the league by a couple of points with a plus 17 goal difference. 

“It’s hard to keep winning football matches, especially in this league, so I’m not going to over-think today.

“It’s a fantastic record and there’s a lot of good work gone on there and a lot more to come, but I like the fact they are a tiny bit disappointed and that they have that thirst to win.”

Dyche, whose side maintained their eight-month unbeaten home record, added: “I thought we were excellent in the first half and created a number of chances.

“Our goalkeeper was very quiet and our framework, energy and some of the passing, movement and quality to open them up was fantastic.

“The game quietened down in the second half and there was a lot of breaking up the play and delay in the general feel of the game.

“They got an early goal out of the blue with a fine finish, but after that our focus and resolve was excellent and I felt we were well worthy of a point - and could have nicked it.

“I thought it was a matter of time and when we got the breakthrough I actually felt we’d go on and win it because by then we were a force going forward.”

Dyche also felt another big decision went against the Clarets when Ings appeared to be bundled over on the edge of the area by the last defender midway through the second half.

He said: “We haven’t had too much go our way there. We didn’t get one at Millwall last week and didn’t get one today either.

“I’ve not seen it again and I’m not sure whether it was (inside the area) or not, but if it’s not then it’s a foul and their player is in trouble.

“But at the end of the day we can only control the controllables. 

“We can’t control the referees and they have our respect. They do a tough job and a good job, so we roll with the punches and hope to get big decisions go our way at some point.”

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