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Burnley picked up another away point with a 0-0 draw at Huddersfield and while we were asking questions about yet another penalty decision, this one not given, Huddersfield boss David Wagner expressed his delight  at getting a point.

“I am delighted about this point and about the clean sheet,” he said after the game. “Football wise for sure we weren’t on our best today, we have to be completely honest that Burnley had the better chances and more chances; we were lucky today.

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“This doesn’t feel less good if I’m honest because today if you are not on your best technically then you have to work and fight on your highest level and that’s what these players have done. This is why I’m absolutely happy with this point and this clean sheet in the last home game and last game in 2017.”

It was certain that the first thing Sean Dyche would be asked about was the non award of what looked a clear penalty when Jeff Hendrick was seemingly brought down by home goalkeeper Jonas Lössl.

“I don’t need to say too much about it and I hope the television show it and show it again because it’s impossible that it’s not given as a penalty in my opinion,” the Burnley manager said. “I believe the referee said he thought Jeff lost his footing. I would argue there is a clear reason why he did so and I think we can all agree on that.

“I am worried for the game at the minute because I am in a league where others are given for all sorts of reasons, but that’s as blatant a penalty as you will see.

“What is peculiar about football at the minute is that when players go down in a diving manner and throw their arms about they get those. Jeff has gone down in a natural manner after his back foot is clearly taken away from him and doesn’t get it. It seems that people who go down in a theatrical way do get them.”

Dyche was certainly pleased with our performance. He added: “Other than that penalty decision, I am really pleased, performance wise. Physically we were very strong. We created a number of chances and kept on the front foot. The lads have given a really good account of themselves and we restricted them to very little with our keeper not having a lot to do.

“That’s three away games out of for and three really good points on the board. We deserved more today, but you don’t always get what you deserve.”

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