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Dyche: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly!

9 March 2016

Sean Dyche hailed his side’s second half display after the Clarets came from behind at the break to seal a 10th win in 13 league games.

The Clarets unbeaten run in 2016 looked at threat after Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele cancelled out Sam Vokes’ early headed opener.

However, a second half powerplay brought an immediate response through Vokes’ penalty, before top scorer Andre Gray smashed home a sensational winner on the hour.

Boss Dyche said: “It was a really pleasing win, particularly with so many of our fans here.

“They saw a little bit of everything tonight; the good, the bad and the ugly!

“We took the lead, and were looking nice and bright, then we just weren’t at the races for the next half-an-hour.

“All credit to Fulham because they shifted the ball well and looked a threat.

“Tom Heaton makes a really important save just before half time and then in the second half we looked a different animal again.

“We were on the front foot and playing good football and asking questions.

Andre’s is a wonder strike and then, once we’re back in front, they are loading it in from wherever and our lads were absolutely fantastic.

“Not just the back four, but the likes of Vokesy coming back and winning important headers for the team.

“We had the midfielders making blocks and the wide men working tirelessly to make sure that we saw the result through, so I am just really pleased for so many different reasons.”

Dyche added: “I didn’t want that ‘after the Lord Mayor’s Show’ tonight because we’d just beaten Blackburn again, because that can get in the minds of players.

“It played a little bit like that in the first half to me. We scored and maybe thought we’d take care of business again.

“I reminded the players at half time that we are where we are for a reason.

“There is a belief we have in our way of playing and we just came a little bit away from it in the first half.

“Football owes you nothing and I told them that. I said you have to grip it and show that resilience and mentality to go and win a game.

“Obviously, I am delighted to say it worked!”

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