Sean Dyche refusing to panic


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Sean Dyche insists Burnley remain in “good shape” to avoid relegation despite going down 2-0 to Manchester United on Sunday.

First-half goals from Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney secured the points for the Red Devils and means the Clarets have now won only one of their last 11 Premier League games.

With Hull and Swansea winning on Saturday, there are just five points between themselves and the bottom three and having previously looked set to end the campaign in mid-table, the Lancashire outfit are flirting with disaster.

Admittedly Burnley have had a tough run of games but there is no escaping the fact that they travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday having not won away all season.

The Clarets are now 17.00 for the drop, with Hull 2.75 and Swansea priced at 1.53.

Despite their current run, Dyche remains upbeat about their survival chances and is confident his side have enough in the tank to prove their pre-season doubters wrong by staying in the top flight.

“On paper it looked like a tough run and it was always going to be, especially with the form Everton are in at their place and then Manchester United 22 unbeaten before today,” he said.

“We’ve cheated the system a few times in what people think of a game, but you can’t do that all the time.

We’ve done it well here, we’ve played some teams who are well fancied here and taken 10 Premier League wins.

“When you look at the points on the board now and historically with our last two efforts we’re in good shape – against all the odds, no-one gave us any chance at all.”

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