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Marco Silva’s first visit to Turf Moor was with Watford in December 2017 when he went home with the same result as he did today with Everton, a 1-0 defeat.

It’s a fourth successive defeat for his Everton team and he got some stick from the away end when he went over at the end of the game which he acknowledged. “I understand that the fans are disappointed,” he said. “But it is a moment for us to go there to feel their emotion because they deserve our respect.

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“They came here to support the team, all through the ninety minutes they supported the team. We didn’t achieve the result they wanted and they deserve something more. It is a moment for us to be there with them and hear what they have to say. We have to show our faces when things are not so good.

“We have faith in the players. We have to work with them to improve them. I have no doubts in what we are doing. We need results but last season we had a worse moment than this one an how we reacted showed what we are able to do. We had a fantastic run towards the end of the season. I don’t have any doubts we are able to do that again.”

Speaking about the game, he added: “We had so many dangerous moments around the box, we have to decide in a different way. To win these type of games we have to be more clinical and assertive with our front attack players. We have quality to do more.

“Analysing the game, it is clear we deserved more than what we achieved. In the first half, it is clear we were the best team on the pitch, we created the best chances. We were always more dangerous than our opponent.

“The second half started in the same way, but the second yellow made a big impact on the game in my opinion. It looked a harsh decision but we have to respect the referee’s decision. Even after that period there was not big chances for our opponent. They had more set pieces, as you would expect playing against ten men, and from one set piece they scored.

“For us to achieve confidence, we have to get results. We have to stick together, work harder and be more brave.”

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Burnley went fourth in the table after the win, albeit for just two and a half hours, but there was no proudest man in Proudsville from Sean Dyche this time. Instead he said: “I don’t get carried away with the league table. I’m more interested in the one at the end of the season.

“Don’t get me wrong, it’s to be enjoyed for Burnley Football Club and the fans, but for me it’s about focusing on every game and on where we are at the end of the season. But within that, there are still moments to be enjoyed and you take in these performances and where we are now, compared to a year ago.

“We are in a good place because the players have earned the right. They have come back with a real edge to them and I’ll remind you, I was just as proud of them this time last season, when we didn’t have as many points behind us.”

It’s a third win of the season for the Clarets and Dyche said: “One of my many obsessions is finding different ways to win and today was a really tight, tough game. They are a really good side and I know they’ve had a tough run, but they have quality all over the pitch. But I thought we contained them well and the red card probably changes the feel of it, but credit to them because they opened up the pitch and we didn’t really get to grips with that for the next 5 or 10 minutes.

“But the goal finally came and credit to my staff because they work on things like that and analyse the situations. Set pieces still account for 25-30% of goals, so they are an important part of the game and I think we do it well at both ends. That settled us down again and the shape was good from there on in.”

Asked about the injury to Erik Pieters, who was forced off ten minutes into the second half which came about because of a first half challenge from Séamus Coleman with the Everton right back getting a second yellow and a red card soon after the substitution.

““Erik is ok, we think,” the manager said. “I don’t think Séamus Coleman is that type of player, indeed I don’t think there are too many of that type around anymore, but equally, that first challenge is still probably a red card. On reflection, when you see it, it doesn’t look a good tackle, and even though he hasn’t meant it, the referee’s role is not to decide if it’s an accident, but whether it’s dangerous. I like a tackle, but once he’s got the yellow for the first, I think the red for the second is inevitable.”

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