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Dyche Dedicates Win To Clarets Fans

24 October 2015

Sean Dyche dedicated Burnley’s derby day win to the travelling.

The Clarets earned back-to-back wins at Blackburn thanks to Scott Arfield’s sensational 62nd minute strike.

And after an eighth win in 14 attempts at Ewood Park, boss Dyche insisted he was delighted for the Clarets fans who witnessed another memorable day.

He said: “That one is beyond me. It’s for the players and the staff, but it’s mainly for the fans.

“I meant it before the game and I wasn’t looking for headlines; it’s the people’s game and you want to come out on the right side of it, and we have again.

“In my first few games here, Paul Robinson was absolutely outstanding at our place. Then, in subsequent games, there was a deflected goal and an offside goal for them here.

“Finally, we got the win here and there was a twist of fate today that came our way, but on balance I certainly won’t be crying it in because we’ve had our fair share going against us.

“Credit to Blackburn because they have opened us up for a few chances, and certainly a great one in the second half. But other than that we handled them pretty well and we’ve scored a sublime goal.”

Arfield illuminated the derby with a fabulous curling effort midway through the second half, before sprinting 80 yards to celebrate with the Clarets fans.

Dyche added: “The control and detail in the technique was fantastic. I wasn’t so keen on the celebration, although I understand why.

“When you are running back to your own end, the referee is within his rights to restart the game, but I fully understand watching a player who has scored a marvellous goal.

“I’ve mentioned it so many times though that you need to find different ways of winning. We’ve played better with the ball than that, but that moment of quality and the defensive side of the game, how organised we were and what they gave for the cause was on show for all to see.”

He added: “How we didn’t get a penalty is beyond me. I’ve seen it back and Joey Barton is fouled. If it’s not, there’s some afters and someone trips him up and should be sent off. If that had been Joey Barton tripping someone up, I think he get sent off.”


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