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Gaffer Purrs At Matt Finish

20 October 2015

Sean Dyche hailed Matty Taylor’s stunning strike, which earned the Clarets a last-gasp point at Nottingham Forest.

The Clarets trailed the 10-men hosts when Taylor came up with an unstoppable 90th minute drive to extend Burnley’s run to just one defeat nine games.

And the gaffer was delighted at the relentless nature of his side to salvage something form a game that looked to have slipped away, following a dominant first half display.

Dyche said: “The motivation of the players and the pride they have in the shirt was there again.

“We certainly created enough to win the game and could have lost it to a goal we didn’t defend too well.

“They had one other chance, but other than that we limited them and provide ourselves with a few.

Overall though, the detail in our game wasn’t there as it has been lately. We were very assured in the first half, but we were flippant with the ball and gave it away too cheaply, particularly in the second half when we were in good positions. That’s unusual for us.”

Henri Lansbury’s sending off for a studs-up challenge on Ben Mee, with 16 minutes remaining, proved the turning point as Burnley turned the screw in the closing stages.

Dyche said: “We got the twist of fate with the sending off and although I haven’t see it again the ref was very close and must have had his reasons.

“They were hanging on at the end, but I said to the players at half time that they had only won four games in 21, so we knew that whatever happened, we weren’t sure they could close a game out.

“We made sure we stayed relentless, as we always are and it was a fine strike form Matty Taylor to gets us a deserved point in the end.

“I haven’t seen a ball go in a goal that quickly in a long while!”

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