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Dyche: We're A Force When We Get It Right

21 September 2019

Sean Dyche feels Burnley can be a force when their game comes together, as it did in the convincing 2-0 win over Norwich.

The Clarets boss celebrated becoming the fourth longest serving manager in the club’s history with three deserved points, thanks to Chris Wood’s early brace.

And Dyche was delighted at his team;’ all-round display against the Canaries, who were brought crashing back down to earth following last weekend’s win over champions Manchester City.

“It was a great way to celebrate and I’m proud of that, but today the performance, not just the scoreline, was a good end to a good day,” said Dyche.

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“We were very strong and I never thought the result was in doubt.

“You always have that little edge when you are a manager because nothing is done until it’s done, but generally the shape was good, defensively we were very solid and we pressed then well and opened them up enough to score more than two.

“Everyone has their own style, but when we get our pressing right we are a force and it takes a cleverness.

“You have to know when to press and when to come off your shape. It’s a collective thing and I was really pleased with how they went about it today, that’s for sure.”

Wood struck twice in the 10th and 14th minutes, first with a near post header from a perfect Ashley Westwood corner and then with a smart near post flick to get on the end of Dwight McNeil’s delicious cross.

“For the set piece I was pleased with my staff because there are certain things they work on and they deserve a lot of credit for that,” explained Dyche.

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“For the second, we know what a good young player Dwight is. He keeps developing all the time and he’s got great feet and pulls a lovely ball back.

“Woody is on the spot and it’s a great bit of movement and a good finish because they are not easy.

My only gripe was that we didn’t capitalise on so many counter-attacks in the second half, but they’ve shown me enough, yet again, that we are a force when we get things right.

“They (Norwich) created very little, other than the one that hit the post, but by then if it had been a boxing match it would have been stopped.

“It would have been a travesty, although Nick made one good save to be fair.

“But over a 90-minute game you may have to make a save and I was pleased because he was ill yesterday and came through that with good focus.”


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