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Dyche: A Deserved Win

1 October 2017

Sean Dyche was proud of his players as they maintained their unbeaten away record with a stunning win at Everton.

The Clarets, who had already won at Chelsea and drawn away to Tottenham and Liverpool, enjoyed a first win at Goodison Park since 1976 thanks to Jeff Hendrick’s first half strike.

And Dyche was particularly pleased with the 24 passes that led to Hendricks’s goal, and the second half display that kept Everton at bay.

“We have spoken about how we can move forward and that was a great example of that,” explained Dyche, who celebrated his 100th league win as manager.

“I don’t know how many passes it was, but it is a tremendous goal following a fantastic crossfield pass from Robbie Brady.

“We are not remotely trying to make out we are the real deal but the questions is, can you fight it out when you need to and can you be effective when you play?

“We can play and it’s finding that balance. And there was a lot of that on show today, along with some real muck and nettles defending and good shape, so I am very, very pleased.

“The side is developing and I just told the players I’m delighted with the mentality.

“It’s difficult in the Premier League anyway, but it’s difficult to come to these places and piecing everything together to deliver a performance.”

Everton had only won once all season, leading to a nervousness around Goodison Park.

And Dyche felt his side did well to subdue Ronald Koeman’s side before pouncing to seal a deserved victory.

He added: “There is a bit of noise around here at the moment, but they are still a very good set of players and you have to be on your guard.

“We just keep edging it forwards and I feel we did that again today. I thought we absorbed the second half well. It’s not easy. You are 1-0 up and you have to do the basics well and I felt we did that.”

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