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Dyche: Win Will Go Down In Folklore

5 November 2016

Sean Dyche felt the last gasp win against Crystal Palace will go down in Turf Moor folklore.

The Eagles fought back level after goals in the opening 15 minutes from Sam Vokes and Johann Berg Gudmundsson gave the Clarets the perfect platform.

And memories were fresh of lightning striking twice, after Palace overcame a similar scoreline to win 3-2 in the last Premier league campaign.

However, this time the boot would be on the other foot as substitute Ashley Barnes smashed home a 94th minute winner to send Turf Moor into raptures.

Dyche said: “It’s a strange anomaly that we go two goals up again and they come back, but thankfully this time it went our way.

“We hung in there a little bit at times, but we know we can do that, but to bring the game back to life with a goal like that in the final stages is fantastic.

“That’s arguably one that goes into some of the folklore of my time here and I think people will talk about that one for a while.”

Dyche added: “It’s fantastic when you win and the thing today for me was that there were two teams both trying to win.

“I thought we were really good first half, even though they had a few chances.

“But they started to come into the game more. They got it forward and wide much quicker and came to life in the attacking third.

“They got us on the back foot, whereas we were on the front foot in the first half, but that happens.

“It’s hard as a manager to get subs right and I was so, so pleased today.

“Scott has been a bit under the weather, so he was running out of energy, then ‘Tarky’ comes on because they had Benteke and Wickham and we wanted a screen on them.

“Then that moment of truth came when me and my staff were sat there debating which was could we make it switch.

“So to get Barnesy on and see him make his mark is good for me, him, the team and the club.

“We were struggling to get out because of their good play and defending ever so well.

“But we wondered which way we could make it swing and I’m pleased with that one because it was by design.

“That win is a big marker for us. I’ve spoken so many time was about that relentless attitude.

“You never take it for granted. You have to nurture it, but today, against Everton and against Manchester United when you are getting peppered, the manner of the players to give every inch was first class.”

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