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Dyche Hails A Big Performance

6 February 2016

Sean Dyche hailed “a big performance” as the Clarets toppled league leaders Hull City at Turf Moor.

Sam Vokes’ pivotal 74th minute goal settled a tight affair to maintain the Clarets unbeaten league run in 2016 and end City’s.

And boss Dyche, celebrating signing a new deal on the eve of the game, was delighted to post another three points on the board.

He said: “I was very pleased for many different reasons today. It’s a big result, but also a very big performance.

“A lot was made of the game in the build-up and who would come out on top, but at the end of the season the league table doesn’t bother who you beat.

“It’s how many points you can get, but of course it’s fair to say there are games that are important to win and we’ve had a run of them now.

“We beat Derby here and draw at Sheffield Wednesday, which was a very good point, then won here today.

“I did mention, a while back, when we were having a bit of an up and down period, that we had played four out of the top six at their place and they all had to come back to Turf Moor.

“We think we’re pretty handy here and we’ve shown that again.

“The energy and will in the team is outstanding and when you are winning games against those in and around you, it does have that extra edge to it.

“But as I say you still have to get the points on the board, however, they come, and that is the bigger picture.”

Vokes’ fourth goal in six games, 14 minutes from time, was the key moment in a game that ebbed and flowed without many clear-cut chances being created.

Dyche added: “It was a tight affair. We were strong first half and I thought we controlled the game in the right manner and could have nicked something from the chances we created, but credit to them.

“They are a good side and in the first 20 minutes of the second half they were good and had a golden chance, which they didn’t take.

“We stayed in it, which we do, then we scored a very good goal and ended the game strong.

“Earlier, we defended resolutely, got men behind the ball, there was plenty of will and endeavour to block and tackle and do all the ugly things in the game, and then we saw the game out well.”

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