Clarets boss looks at bigger picture after late blow

Sean Dyche
Sean Dyche

Clarets boss Sean Dyche looked at the bigger picture after an injury time Wolves equaliser denied Burnley a seventh-straight win.

Sam Vokes put the Clarets ahead midway though the second half against his former club, before Danny Batth headed a late leveller.

Burnley, however, remain four points clear at the top, after a 15th game unbeaten, and Dyche said: "We've been on a fantastic run and no one comes here and just lays down and lets you win, you know, the crowd seem to think they do at times, I asked for patience, and I didn't there there was much. I don't understand why after the run we've been on.

"It ain't bad, in real terms, but whatever you do, it ain't enough sometimes.

"There's no stewing on that, it's another great point, if you put that point within the six-successive wins, you'd be buzzing. You can't cheat the system, things go against you in a season, and to get a 1-1 at home, after six wins, it's not exactly drastic, we're in good shape, we're in good shape physically, mentally, still look strong and resilient and it bodes well."

Burnley started at a high tempo, but couldn't make the breakthrough, and Wolves grew in confidence on the break.

Dyche looked back at how the game panned out: "It was a close game in the sense we were trying to attack and take the game on, and they'd obviously come with a gameplan to sit in and try and counter, 4-5-1, and we dealt with the game pretty well overall.

"Chances were at a premium for both sides, they hit the post, we had a couple of maybes and then a fine goal to take us one-up.

"We generally see those games out and it took a set piece - we never looked in trouble from open play, apart from a long-distance strike that hit the post, but unfortunately, we've had a look at it, and it's not a corner, but the lad puts a great ball in and they get in the end of it."

He added: "We edged the game in general, sometimes it can be difficult if they camp in, 4-5-1, and you have to find different ways of opening that up.

"Overall, we were close, but no cigar in that first period, I thought we opened it up a lot better, still without getting golden chances, but the threat was on their goal, not so much on ours."