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Dyche Disappointed as Hawthorns Hoodoo Goes On

21 November 2016

Sean Dyche admits his Burnley side was out-gunned as his Hawthorns hoodoo continued with a 4-0 defeat.

The Clarets haven't won a league game at West Brom since 1969 and suffered a repeat of the defeat they suffered here two years ago - continuing Dyche's run of ill-fortune at the home of the Baggies.

The Burnley boss said: "I'm not supersitious at all but I broke my leg here as a a17-year-old when I was at Nottingham Forest and it nearly cost me my career.

"Thankfully it didn't and I'm here now as manager of Burnley in the Premier League. But I've never won since. It's one of those strange things.

"That can't affect the result, but even my psychology, deep down, I'm thinking 'surely I'm due one. Surely I'm due something from this place.' But unfortunately not.

"As soon as the whistle blew it was one of those strange things when you can almost sense it.

"Me as manager, because I know my own team, I thought it just doesn't look like us. There was not enough energy, enough fight actually. We were outgunend on every level, more or less.

"They were fully deserving  of everything and we simply weren't."

The Clarets saw their unbeaten three-match run come to an end as West Brom scored twice in the opening 16 minutes through Matt Phillips and James Morrison to set up their biggest win of the season.

Burnley then conceded again to Darren Fletcher and Salomon Rondon either side of the break and are still looking for their first away success after failing to build on a 0-0 draw at Manchester United last time out away from Turf Moor.

A disappointed Dyche added: "We were miles off our performance level and you can't do that in the Premier League.

"They had a little fortunate break in the first goal but we played in front of them constantly and never really affected them with anything with any purpose.

"The really frustrating thing as a manager and coaches is that Tony (Pulis) never hides what his team is going to do and we made our team aware of that.

"They did it very well and we didn't offer enough to affect it.

"Results can be hard to get in the Premier League but the performance, in the first half in particular, was nowhere near what we are expecting from our team, home or away, but particularly away because we know we've got th change that form around.

"It was a little bit better in the second half but first half we were miles off."

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