Sean Dyche hails Burnley milestone


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Burnley manager Sean Dyche has praised his squad after Saturday’s emphatic victory over West Ham helped them to achieve a record points haul in the Premier League.

The Lancashire outfit have been overachieving all season and they continued to impress on their trip to the London Stadium against West Ham, who are priced at 3.00 to be relegated.

Chris Wood bagged a brace after Ashley Barnes had opened the scoring midway through the second half to help Burnley claim a 3-0 triumph.

Saturday’s clash was marred by unsavoury scenes as some West Ham fans made their way on to the pitch to vent their anger at recent performances and the running of the club.

Burnley appeared unaffected by the stoppages in play, which even saw West Ham captain Mark Noble tackle one of the pitch invaders, and they have further strengthened their grip on seventh place.

The Clarets have lost just once since January 20 and they are beginning to put real pressure on sixth-placed Arsenal with eight games left to play.

Dyche’s men now boast 43 points, their highest ever points tally in the Premier League era, and the Burnley boss feels his players deserve a lot of credit for their achievement.

“We’re still a side who don’t have a delusion of grandeur. We’re still having to work for everything and we’re trying to improve and make progress,” Dyche said.

“I’m delighted as manager because that’s 43 – the record number of points over all the Premier League seasons. The players have earned that.”

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