Sean Dyche relieved as Burnley end winless run against Brighton

Sean Dyche. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Sean Dyche. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Burnley boss Sean Dyche said there was a mixture of joy and relief after the Clarets beat Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon.

The victory ended Burnley's eight-game winless run and moved them out of the bottom three in the Premier League.

James Tarkowski's goal on 40 minutes was all that separated the sides, although Brighton finished strongly as they pushed for an equaliser.

Dyche said: "It's been a tough early period of the season. I think we've played better than we did today but the basics we've done really well and the resilience showed many times.

"There's a mixture of joy with the win and relief because we've been on a tough run.

"We ground one out today. Chris's side have been terrific this season and are a similar version of ourselves. They keep it tight, don't create loads of chances - as they didn't today -but they have got some good players.

"They've done enough to make sure they've been on the right side of margins when you look at their scorelines. They're usually tight affairs, apart from the other night when they had a really good night against Palace.

"We didn't think were was going to be loads in the game, so you've got to get on the right side of the margins.

"You've got to find a way to win, I've said it so many times. We know we can play better than today but a lot of the details we did properly."


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