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A win for the Clarets at last on what was Thomas Frank’s first visit to Turf Moor as Brentford manager and he wasn’t pleased with his team’s performance.

He said: “It was a very bad first half of course. I think we’ve played ten games now, twenty halves, with two of them being bad, the second half against West Ham and this one. So looking at it, I’m irritated and frustrated with the first half but in the bigger picture we have done well. We need to learn from the first half and cut those mistakes out as soon as possible.

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“They were better than us today. We knew what they would do to try to hurt us. We trained on it and we talked about it. We executed it very badly. I’m talking about the first two goals and I’m talking about that offside goal that just marginally got overturned. Those three situations we knew what they would do exactly. We just executed those situations badly and they executed them perfectly.

“The second half was better but this is the Premier League and if you’re not 100% on it then you’ll be punished and we’ve been punished today.”

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Sean Dyche has repeatedly said we are not far away, that it was just the details and after this win he said: “I am really pleased. The players have been working really hard recently. It was frustrating and awkward after games when you haven’t had a win. We kept speaking about getting those details right.

“Today we had another good performance with those details in, particularly the first half where I thought we were excellent. I have been saying recently the performances were good and that it was fine margins, but it really came together today.

“I really liked the energy of the performance in that first half, but also some of the quality. I have mentioned recently the strikes would score and Woody gets a goal with a really good finish, also Maxwel popping up with another one. We even had one that was a marginal offside. It probably is offside, but it must be very, very tight.”

With the score at 1-0, Nick Pope made an excellent save to deny Ivan Toney. Dyche said of his goalkeeper: “He was definitely at it today and hasn’t been far off himself. He had a pretty serious injury, but he is looking right back on it. I think his handling, coming out of the box and dealing with crosses was excellent. I’m pleased for him because he is a top keeper, without a doubt.”

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