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Dyche: It Was A Disappointing Night

14 January 2015

Sean Dyche admitted he was disappointed in his side’s defending as they bowed out the FA Cup at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Clarets raced into a two-goal lead inside ten minutes after a superb Marvin Sordell strike was quickly added to by Ross Wallace’s deflected free-kick.

But goals from Paulinho and Capoue before the break levelled things up, before a quickfire second-half double from Chiriches and Rose saw the hosts progress.

Dyche said: “We had a really good start – with a fine goal from Marvin and a good free kick from Ross, albeit with a deflection – and we looked good.

“I thought it was a team that could win tonight and that was on show in the first 20 minutes. I felt comfortable with it and I was enjoying it.

“My only disappointment is the details. You can’t make the mistakes we did defensively and expect not to get punished

“From them getting back on level terms it’s hard because suddenly you feel you have let something go.

“I actually felt the feel of the game was pretty even, but they were really poor mistakes, particularly just before half time. The second one is, by our standards, not what we are about.

“We didn’t start the second half particularly well either – although I didn’t think it was as corner that led to the third. The fact their players were walking the other way is generally a sign!

“I don’t think we got a lot tonight with decisions, but overall that didn’t cost us the game, that was down to our mistakes.”

Dyche made five changes from the side that beat QPR in the Premier League at Turf Moor on Saturday with Jason Shackell rested due to a recurrence of a calf problem.

And the Clarets boss was particularly pleased with the game time Sam Vokes got under his belt, as he completed his first 90 minutes since March.

He added: “The massive positive is Sam Vokes coming through 95 minutes, when you think of the length of time out. He was a little ring-rusty, but that will come with fitness and training.

“Another few positives are Marvin’s goal and Michael Duff getting 90 minutes.

“We had to be cautious with Tripps at the end because he had a tight hamstring. I think he’ll be ok, but ultimately it’s a night of disappointment.”

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