I’ve been reasonably happy with the performances away from home
For the second time in 2017 the two managers spoke after Sunderland and Burnley drew 0-0 at the Stadium of Light, in January in the FA Cup and today in the Premier League.
Sunderland boss David Moyes said he was disappointed with the result because of he felt his team missed a great chance to earn all three points.
“It was disappointing that we didn’t take three points today because we created some good chances,” he said. “It was a bit scrappy at times, I can’t say we played overly well but I think Burnley make you play that way because they drag you into the sort of game you don’t want.
“We had to see tough spells out and we had to dig in at times before we could get going and create opportunities. Thankfully the lads stuck together and we managed to overcome that.
“I certainly thought in the second half we had some chances to score. We wanted all three points today so we are disappointed with just one, but we have to use it as a positive because we’ll have to win and draw games between now and the end of the season.
“The players know exactly how much it means to everyone and what it means to win, we have emphasised it. They didn’t lose but they know it was a real chance to get three points.”
Sean Dyche described it as a game of missed chances with Burnley failing to capitalise on opportunities in the first half and Sunderland doing likewise after the break.
“I think it was a game of missed chances,” Dyche said. “Certainly in the first half we had two golden moments and a possible penalty for a flailing arm. I thought we were really good in that first half and had control of the game, but in the second half they had to come out and they created two really good chances.
“We had that final moment when Sam went through and we thought we were finally going to win that game, but their keeper made a fine save. My only real disappointment today is that we didn’t get that lead because you could sense the anxiety and nervousness in the stadium and if Boydy or Ashley gets that touch in the first half it changes the whole feel around the place. As it happens, they got to half time and they got a response after the break, so I am pleased overall.
“It’s not easy to go away in the Premier League and it’s another point on the board though and a clean sheet to add to the tally.”
With the four away games now played, he said: “A lot was made of these four away games and a really tough run, but we’ve come out of them with two points and could have had more if I’m honest.
“We have to keep working though. We were written off at the start of the season and we’ve got good points on the table so far, but it is only so far, so we have to keep going.
“We’ll have a break now and it’s good to refresh and take stock of the situation before we go into the last nine games, of which we have five at home.
“Overall, I’ve been reasonably happy with the performances away from home. There’s lots of life in us, so now we have to go back to Turf Moor and take on good teams at home.
“It’s easy to forget the journey we are on as a club. We were written off again and here we stand, kind of questioning an away run. Overall, you have to say hang on a minute; we’ve got some good points on the table and we’re in good shape.”Share this page :