Point the least we deserved - Dyche

Clarets boss Sean Dyche felt a point was the least his side deserved after a remarkable game at St James’ Park.

Burnley, forced into three substitutions before half-time through illness and injury, fell behind three times, only to bravely claw themselves back for a draw, in a game where they also hit the woodwork four times.

Burnley's Danny Ings celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 1, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

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And Dyche said: “It was certainly an interesting day at the office!

“I’ve not experienced that situation as a coach or player before, with three players having to come off so early in a game, and I thought we dealt with that fantastically well.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the players, their organisation, and some of their quality was outstanding.

“I thought Newcastle were excellent in the first 25 minutes, the reaction to the new manager - they were on the front foot, kept it and kept putting crosses in the box.

“We hung on, they went 1-0 up, we got the break with the own goal, they go 2-1, and with the thre changes, people probably think it’s going to be tough.

“It just shows the unshakeable desire and belief the players have in one another and how they operate.

“And when you hit the woodwork four times, and create the chances we did, it’s a head scratcher how we didn’t come away with a win.”

Dyche now has a waiting game on skipper Jason Shackell, Dean Marney and Kevin Long ahead of Monday night’s FA Cup third round tie with Spurs at Turf Moor: “Deano was a bit edgy but nothing major, then he looked over and said he was on the edge of vomiting, so we had to get him off.

“Shacks we don’t think is overly serious, we got him off quick, but Longy is the one we have to keep our fingers crossed over.”