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Dyche's Delight At Five-Star Show

12 January 2016

SEAN Dyche celebrated his biggest win as Burnley boss after urging his side to press home their dominance.

The Clarets romped to a 5-0 victory at MK Dons following a scintillating second half show that brought four goals to add to Joey Barton’s first half opener.

Sam Vokes’ fifth of the season was added to by Andre Gray’s 16th, followed by Matt Lowton’s first goal in Burnley colours and George Boyd’s late cherry on the cake.

And Dyche was delighted as his side followed up two big Turf Moor victories with a five-star performance at Stadium:MK.

He said: “The madness of football is that we had a little bumpy spell where people were saying we hadn’t scored many goals, but that’s a 4-0, 4-0 and 5-0 in the last five games and 10 points from five games, with a good FA Cup win in there too.

“Things change very quickly, but we believe in what we do and I thought it was on show tonight

“It was a very good night and I was delighted with the performance.

“In the first half we were steady away but we didn’t really get to the heights we want to perform at, as a team.

“I had a word at half time - with some harshness to it - saying we had to raise our tempo and that was obviously on show.

“We started with a fantastic solo goal from Sam and after that never really stopped.”

Barton’s first goal for the club laid the foundations for the fourth away win of the season, with Vokes’ scoring a superb solo goal 30 seconds into the second half.

Gray’s flick header effectively killed off any hopes of a fightback and, following Lowton’s strike, The Dons were reduced to 10 men when Antony Kay saw red in the 75th minute for a foul on Boyd, who later sealed the win.

Dyche added: “They are no mugs down here, so we knew we had to come down here and perform properly. I reminded them of that at half time.

“They hadn’t created too many chances towards half time, but they had got a feel of the game and I thought ‘that’s not what we’re about’.

“In the second half we were very good and I was really pleased because we never gave them a breather then.

“That second goal can sometimes bring about a weird freedom to the side that’s losing because they’ve nothing to lose, but we managed the game really well and ran out comfortable winners.”

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