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Dyche: Our Best Display Yet

19 January 2014

Sean Dyche declared his side’s performance in the 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday as one of the nest of the season.

The Clarets created a hatful of chances to win the Roses clash, which ended all square after Chris Maguire cancelled out Sam Vokes opener.

And Dyche, whose side remain unbeaten at home in the league since March 2013, was at a loss to explain how the Owls escaped with a point.

He said: “I am so impressed with that performance today. It’s right up there as one of the best we’ve had and certainly one of the most dominant, from the first whistle to the last.

“The mix we want; the organisation and the energy and the quality as well were all there.

Did we give everything? Yes. I think we had 22 chances and their keeper has been terrific. 

“We have hit the post, had chances cleared off the line and should have had a penalty in the second half.

“They should have as well, to be fair, but you have to do everything in a game to win it and I felt we did.

Sometimes you just don’t get the rewards you deserve. But the effort, belief and application in the group was on show again and it would have been an absolute travesty if they had got something from that game.”

The Clarets opened the scoring when Vokes slotted home Dean Marney’s incisive ball three minutes before the break. But Wednesday, unbeaten in six, levelled minutes later when Maguire fired home from close range.

Marney had earlier spurned a golden first half chance and after David Jones effort was cleared off the line Danny Ings could have had a hat-trick in the final 10 minutes but for a post and two smart saves from Chris Kirkland.

Dyche added: “The players have done everything and that is a marker for us.

“I told them afterwards that they should be disappointed, but only in the outcome because the performance was first class.

“If you are that dominant eventually someone will catch it and they will all go in.”

Dyche, who introduced Ashley Barnes late on in a bid to snatch a late victory, added: “We felt that we wanted the three strikers up there at the end and I thought we adjusted well.

“What can you say: We have done everything and I thought we dominated on virtually every level.

“It was just the result and sometimes that happens, but sometimes the opposition has one of those days and I’m sure we’ll need one down the road somewhere.”

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