We were on the front foot and I was pleased with that
Burnley returned from Hull with a point in a 1-1 draw with home boss Marco Silva suggesting that one momentary lapse in concentration was all that stood between his team and a much needed victory.
He said: “We always prepare the team to win rather than just take one point and of course we wanted more than one point in this game. I am a little bit disappointed with the result but this is football and it was a tough game for us as it is always going to be against Burnley.
“We tried to put our quality into the game and in some moments we achieved this. We had chances and we managed to score first, but we suffered from a corner when we lost our focus for one moment. We have to keep our focus for all of the game.”
Away points have been hard to come by for Burnley so Sean Dyche was obviously delighted to get just a second all season. He thought we were worthy of the point and considered the penalty from which Hull took the lead to be harsh.
“It was a deserved point and it’s about time a twist of fate came our way,” he said. “We created some good opportunities, and the final chance was just missing from our game at times. But in the general flow of the game we were on the front foot and I was pleased with that.”
Speaking about the spot kick that gave Hull the lead, he continued: “The penalty is an interesting one because Keano’s arm gets pushed upwards, not deliberately, by Maguire and into the ball. That’s a tough one for the referee and a tough one to take, but the reaction from the players was fantastic and especially for our fans who backed us here magnificently and saw their players give everything, once again. I couldn’t be more proud of that.
“I was only disappointed with the red card. The second is a yellow card, but for the first one, following the penalty award, Ashley goes to the ref, who said he ran at him. Barnesy is not the quickest, so I don’t think he could have run at him that aggressively. He went over to just say that it wasn’t a penalty and there are no harsh verbals, so that was harsh for me.”
With Michael Keane converting Robbie Brady’s corner for the equaliser, Dyche said: “We can still add more quality, but for actual will and demand that was different class and it’s a fine finish from Michael.
“We know he has a goal in him and he took it fantastically well, to stay calm, chest it down and smash it in. I was just so pleased because Hull are a side that are well talked about, at the moment, for the fact they are playing well. Resilience is so important when you are on the road and I don’t think there is any lack of that.”Share this page :