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Dyche: We Were Worthy Winners

11 January 2014

Sean Dyche felt his side were worthy winners at Yeovil as they closed the gap on Championship leaders Leicester to four points.

The Clarets made it back-to-back league wins in 2014 through goals from Danny Ings and Sam Vokes.

And Dyche was delighted as his players earned a sixth away league win of the season in style, despite a nervy ending after Keiffer Moore pulled back a late consolation for the Glovers.

Dyche said: “With all due respect to Yeovil I think most people look at this as a potential sticky one, but we made sure it wasn’t.

“We didn’t expect to get an easy ride, or take this game lightly, and all credit to Yeovil. What they have done as a football club is fantastic and they have made this place really hard.

“They keep going and showed that today, but overall I thought some of our football was excellent on a really tough surface and in the second half I felt we opened them up on enough occasions to be more goals ahead.

“Then they score a scruffy one by our standards and, all of a sudden, it got like an FA Cup tie for the last 10 minutes. 

“That can happen, but I thought pretty much over the day we delivered a performance that was certainly worthy of a win and I thought they were both fantastic goals for different reasons. 

“Danny struck one out of the blue, which he can do and then for the second Dean Marney, who was terrific all day, pressed and then had the clarity to slide in Sam for the second.

“There were many good things about our performance today and I am enthused by what they are doing and I make sure they know that.

“We have only lost three games all season, which is impressive even by my demands and 50 points from 25 games means we should all be happy,”

Dyche also hailed the Clarets support, with 1,705 fans making the trip to Somerset for the club’s first ever game at Huish Park.

He said: “To bring the numbers we brought today is first class. We are not a massive club, but again we showed that our town supports the club and I hope they see that we support them. 

“It was fantastic for them to come down and see some fantastic football, particularly in the second half.”

New signing Ashley Barnes made a late debut as a substitute, replacing Ings.

And despite the January signing from Brighton watching as Ings and Vokes made it a combined 33 goals for the season, the Clarets boss reiterated that his Barnes was at Turf Moor to challenge for a starting role.

Dyche added: “Ashley is part of the group now and we look forward to seeing him challenge the front two, not support them.

“He knows that and he will challenge, I’m sure of that.”

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