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Dyche Happy As Clarets Make A Point

2 February 2016

Sean Dyche felt a draw was the least his side deserved as the Clarets extended their unbeaten run to six league games at Sheffield Wednesday.

Andre Gray struck his 18th goal of the campaign early in the game to give the visitors the upper hand, before Kieran Lee struck a leveller shortly after the restart.

And Dyche felt his side earned their reward at a ground that has been a fortress for the Owls this season.

He said: “It’s important to keep that feeling of being hard to beat.

“It’s fair to say we’ve been that most of the season and you have to find different ways of getting points on the board.

“People will know Sheffield Wednesday have only lost once at home, so they are no mugs.

“Generally, I felt we had the better chances but a draw was about fair.

“Both managers will look at the goals and ours was a soft one because our central defenders got in a muddle, which is unlike them.

“But overall I think both teams will take the point.”

Dyche added: “I felt both teams tried to play a difficult pitch well and my only question mark tonight about us was in the final third.

“We gave the ball away so flippantly and cheaply and that’s not like us, particularly lately.

“Our football up to the final third was generally good. We mixed the play and moved the ball well, but in that final third we were off our game tonight, which is unlike us.

“I’m not going to over-question that though, because lately we have been scoring goals for fun.

“We finished the game quite strongly and I felt there was a little nervousness from them as we began to turn things back in our favour.

“We didn’t quite get there, but I am really pleased with the mentality of the players.

“We’ve just come off the back of the Arsenal game and because they are such a strong side we couldn’t rest eight or nine, as Sheffield did at Shrewsbury.

“Obviously they didn’t get the result there they wanted, but they had a bit more freshness out there, so I was pleased with how we dealt with it physically.”

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