SEAN Dyche hailed his players after their “beauty and the beast” victory at Leeds!
The Clarets were in sensational form as they raced into a two-goal lead by half time at Elland Road courtesy of Scott Arfield and Sam Vokes.
Leeds made it a nervy ending by pulling a goal back through Matt Smith with 11 minutes remaining.
But the Clarets dug deep to chalk up to follow up Tuesday’s demolition of Birmingham with a fifth win of the season, which lifted Dyche’s men into second place.
The gaffer said: “This was a different type of performance to the one in midweek, but you have to find a way to win a football match.
“Sometimes it’s the beauty and sometimes it’s the beast and after a great hour, we dug in for the last 20 minutes.
“In the first half we were really, really good and opened them up to create so many chances.
“We looked like we had that real air of confidence. In the second half we started brightly and Paddy Kenny made a fantastic save from Danny Ings.
“Had it been 3-0, that would have been job done, but they settled and in the last 20 minutes we’ve had to hang on.
“I would say that was controlled, but of course Tom Heaton deserves massive credit. You have to make big saves in games and the two he made in the second half were as good as goals.
“I think we have kept him reasonably quiet on the whole this season, but when he’s needed he has made big, big saves.”
Dyche, whose side have now taken the lead in every game this season bar one, added: “It’s not that easy to get things to work immediately, but we have galvanised a group of people who want to play for Burnley Football Club and I think that is a massively important thing.
“The fans can see their will to win a football match and it’s hard not to gush about them at the minute because they have been terrific.
“They are delivering every week and that is a fantastic feeling for everyone connected with the club.
“The best feeling you can have is when you look down a tunnel and you have a group of players who are going to give everything to win a game.
“Where that can take us, we’ll see. But for now we are just focusing on the moment and winning matches.”