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Gaffer Hails "Outstanding" Clarets

27 August 2017

Sean Dyche hailed an “outstanding performance” from his side after substitute Chris Wood’s debut strike at Wembley stunned Spurs.

Kiwi striker Wood struck in the second of four added on minutes to cancel out Dele Alli’s strike to follow up the victory at Chelsea and keep the Clarets unbeaten away record intact.

And Dyche, who threw Wood and Ashley Barnes into the fray after Alli struck early in the second half, felt the point was well earned.

He said: “I’m delighted, and in the end it’s an outstanding performance.

“We came here with a very tactical plan and it worked somewhat in the first half, without us making too much., but we weren’t in drastic trouble.

“I told the players they would react in the second half and unfortunately it was a mistake from us that got their noses in front.

“In the second half I already had in my mind the changes I wanted to make, and I thought they benefited the side.

“The whole mentality of the side changed and as we went on I thought we were outstanding and I personally think we deserved to get a point.”

Dyche, who was without injured duo Jeff Hendrick and Jon Walters, added: “The mental and physical fitness of our players was absolutely terrific.

“You know you have to work hard to come away with anything against a very fine side, and I thought we did that

“There was 20 minutes there when we were playing at Wembley against Tottenham and we were absolutely first class.

“What a ball and what a finish for the goal, by the way. It was absolutely first class, and Chris (Wood) will have that marker for himself of scoring on his debut at Wembley for a long time.”


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