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Dyche Hails A Proud Day For Burnley

20 August 2016

Sean Dyche hailed the victory over Liverpool as a day the town can be proud of.

First half goals from Andre Gray and Sam Vokes earned a magnificent win over Liverpool at a rocking Turf Moor.

And despite the visitors dominating possession, the gaffer felt his side deserved their first win back in the Premier League.

He said: “It was a day we can all be proud of.

“It was a big, important game and you always want to get that first, important win on the table. We’ve done that against a very good side.

“I’m particularly pleased for the fans. They knew it was going to be tough this season but they are sticking with us and we are going to need that, but I think it’s good when days come around like this, for the whole town.”

Vokes opened the scoring with a sublime strike in the second minute, before Gray doubled the lead with another sensational finish before half time.

And despite having the majority of play, Jurgen Klopp’s side could find no way through a resilient Burnley back line.

Dyche added: “Everyone has seen how they keep the ball and flood the midfield with five and six at times.

“It’s very difficult to play against, as regards keeping the focus on your game plan, and I thought the players did that fantastically well.

“We never got disappointed without the ball, but we kept our shape and kept looking to break on the counter.

“Then, you need good players to do good things and I thought we did today.

“I thought both finishes were absolutely sublime.

“They are fabulous goals and there will be a lot made of the fact we only had 20 per cent possession, but those two goals were enough surely to win any game!”

He added: “We know we are going to have to keep the ball better and build that side of our game, but on the other hand we do plan this.

“This isn’t a case of throwing a team out there and hoping for the best. We thought we might have to work on the counter and get good pressing on their keeper, which we did.

“But you have to see through what the opposition are doing and I am really pleased with the players today, because they could have got lost in that game, but they stayed in their shape, stayed diligent and kept working, knowing we had a threat.”

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