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Burnley won through to the next round of the League Cup, beating Newcastle United 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw, but there were aspects of the game that pleased both managers.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce said: “We all know penalties are a lottery and they can go either way. What pleased me more was the performance of the team. I thought we were excellent tonight.

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“If you want to be critical, we’ve missed big, big chances, and at this level against a Premier League team you’ve got to take them. Overall, the way the team played defensively I thought we were excellent. I can’t remember Burnley having a shot or my goalkeeper having a save to make.

“But we’re not having any luck at the minute. We’ve got to keep bashing away and I’m sure it’ll change.”

Sean Dyche heaped praise on his players for showing the qualities that are so often on display, more so when the odds are against us.

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He made six changes to the team that started at Liverpool and said afterwards: “We are stretched but the mentality has won us through tonight, the will, the desire, the good habits.

“There was nothing in it in the first half. I thought both teams were off. In the second half they started brightly but once again our mentality, organisation, the will and the desire were there. All those things are important when you’re wearing a Burnley shirt and I thought they were on show.

“It’s tough coming here, especially when we’re patching a side together, so I’m very pleased to get through.”

Having seen debutant goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey make big saves during the game and two saves in the penalty shoot out, he added: “The penalties were excellent, but I wouldn’t take anything away from Wayne. He’s a very experienced goalkeeper who’s fitted into the group fantastically well, exactly as we thought he would. I think he’s enjoying it and he will certainly have enjoyed that tonight.”

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