Dyche delighted with Burnley response


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Burnley manager Sean Dyche was full of praise for his side as they bounced back from a defeat against Southampton last weekend to beat Everton 2-1 on Saturday.

The Clarets, 1.67 to be relegated, were beaten 3-1 by the Saints at St Mary’s but Dyche’s men dug deep to respond.

They opened the scoring at Turf Moor against the run of play, with striker Sam Vokes tapping in at the near post after a mistake from Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

Toffees winger Yannick Bolasie then responded with a powerful drive at the start of the second half but Burnley grabbed a late winner.

Midfielder Scott Anfield was in the right place at the right time to volley home after Johann Berg Gudmonsson was denied by the woodwork and his goal lifted Burnley into 14th in the league.

Saturday’s win was Burnley’s third at home and Dyche was delighted with his team’s quick response.

He said: “We went away from Southampton last week disappointed in the performance. The result was because we didn’t perform and they’re a good side.

“We’ve got to look at ourselves and we did that today. We got our performance level back to what it was.

“We’re authentic in our work. I don’t think we’re trying to kid anyone – I don’t think we’re going to take the Premier League by slicking the ball everywhere.

“We’re missing a few key players and the ones who came in today were terrific in a really tough game. I’m really pleased with the mentality of the whole squad, not just the XI.”

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