These are good times for this club and this team
Tony Pulis might have got his first Premier League win at Turf Moor but he’s taken his run now to four games unbeaten having previously secured a draw with Stoke and two with West Brom.
He saw his side win it with a goal from substitute Hal Robson-Kanu and said afterwards: “I can’t praise the players enough. We came here with four top players unavailable because of injury and really had to dig in to get a result.
“What Burnley do they do very well and you never get an easy game here. When Hal left the pitch (his way of saying his player was sent off) they threw everything at us and made it as difficult as possible for us, but the spirit these lads have to help each other and fight for each other is second to none. They deserve tremendous credit.”
Of Robson-Kanu, he said: “Hal has done brilliantly with the help of some good work by Matty Phillips. I will let everything calm down and take a good long look at the sending off incident on Monday before I say anything else, but I will say that Hal is a tremendous lad who works his socks off for the team.”
Sean Dyche certainly felt the Clarets deserved something from the game. “This game can be frustrating sometimes and it’s a strange disappointing today because when you don’t play well and get nothing, you feel a bit downtrodden,” he said. “We have performed very well today and got nothing, so it’s a strange feeling.
“I thought the performance was good, especially with the ball. I thought we kept it well in a manner that still opened up chances and we were strong defensively, and it was just one ball whacked in the air that we didn’t deal with as we had all afternoon and a bit of a mix up. That’s the real frustration because we had more than enough chances to get something from the afternoon.”
He saw his team create chances and added: “I thought Ben Mee had his shirt pulled by Gareth Barry in the first half, as he got onto a great cross from Robbie, so it’s a tough one today. At the end, the fans applauded the team off, and rightly so, because I thought they saw them put in a performance, which we’ll take on.
“We have to keep growing as a team and that’s two good performances in two games now. There was enough there today definitely to get a minimum of a point and we probably deserved more overall. There’s no guarantees that performances will get you wins, of course. You’ll still take knocks along the way, as we did today, but the disappointment of today goes away quickly.
“These are good times for this club and this team, and we’ve another good week coming, which we look forward to.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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