Matt Lowton felt the Clarets created the better chances against Reading and were unfortunate not to leave the Madejski Stadium with all three points.
Andre Gray saw his second-half spot kick saved by Ali Al Habsi and a whole host of chances went begging.
Lowton, who created a number of openings with superb delivery from the right, reflected on a day where luck was not on side.
He said: "It's always difficult in the Championship going away, they're obviously not going to roll over and give us three points, you have to earn them.
"I thought we made a lot of chances and obviously had the penalty. It wasn't our day but in the long run a point is always better than nothing.
"It's nice to get forward and try and get assists. I put the ball in a good area, I don't try and pick people out but as I say unfortunately it wasn't to be.”
Championship top goalscorer Gray was felled in the box by Al Habsi and dusted himself down to take the penalty spot after a controversial commotion that saw Hal Robson-Kanu scuff the spot.
And the former Aston Villa full-back was left bemused as to why the Royals goalkeeper was not at least cautioned.
"He's scored a lot this season and that's pretty much why we're up there at the minute so nobody is going to moan at Andre for missing a penalty.
"I was a bit bemused has he's not at least got a booking. He's about to put the ball in the net. I thought the antics afterwards were strange and there was some schoolyard tricks.
"I thought the whole game they were a bit petty and childish but we battled well and made the best chances.”