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It all ended square again between Burnley and Huddersfield with the visitors coming back from a goal behind to earn a point in a 1-1 draw, but their manager David Wagner felt it should have been three points.

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“One point is better than none, even if we did deserve all three,” he said. “We played very good football, created opportunities and showed brave qualities and we dominated; it was a very good performance.

“They put so many bodies behind the ball and threw bodies into shots with a lot of blocks. It is a very good point and I liked the support again today.”

Sean Dyche, like the rest of us, watched a miserable second half, and said: “It’s a good point by the end of the game and we’ve just taken seven points out of nine in the Premier League, so that’s obviously the big picture. A very good seven out of nine as well, because at this level they are all tough, but the frustration is that by half time today we should have been out of sight.

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“Three chances all fell to Sam and let’s make it clear I’m not questioning him because his headers were fantastic, but his first one you think if it goes anywhere else, it’s in. He scores a terrific goal and then he’s unlucky to not have a penalty, but then again we never get them so let’s not go down that road after 51 games.

“So it’s an odd one, because at half time I’m thinking I like what I’m seeing and the effectiveness of the side, but in the second half we just never got going. Partly, you have to give them credit because they pressed, secured the ball and were patient, without really opening us up too much, but that affects you, of course, and in possession we were nowhere near where we need to be.

“We lacked calmness and sometimes you only need to get one or two good passed away and the game feels different, but we never really got that.”

He added: “We need this international break now, just as we needed the last one. We’ve worked hard these last few weeks and we’ve got eight points on the board, which doesn’t sound a lot, but that shows us how hard points are to come by and it suddenly puts us in 12th, so we’ll take that for now after a tough start to the season. We are slowly coming out of that and we now have to take the games on rather than let them get away from us, and that’s a learning curve today.”

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