Burnley boss Sean Dyche proud of his players - but finds fault in both goals conceded against Manchester City!

Sean Dyche could pick fault in both goals his side conceded against Manchester City at Turf Moor.

Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City battles for possession with James Tarkowski of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Manchester City at Turf Moor on February 03, 2021 in Burnley, England.
Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City battles for possession with James Tarkowski of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Manchester City at Turf Moor on February 03, 2021 in Burnley, England.

But the Burnley boss was satisfied with the home side's overall display against the Premier League leaders.

The Clarets fell behind in the third minute when Gabriel Jesus pounced after Nick Pope failed to deal with Bernardo Silva's effort.

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And they doubled their lead before the break when Ilkay Gundogan fired the ball across the face of goal for Raheem Sterling to convert from close range.

Burnley's English manager Sean Dyche shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Manchester City at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on February 3, 2021.

"We did okay overall, but you can't start like we did," said Dyche.

"Fair play to them, but it's a poor goal for many different reasons; not getting out and making a tackle, getting done inside with a good turn from their player [Silva], they get into the box and then finish it.

"You don't want to start like that against sides like City. We did reasonably well with our defensive shape and organisation and then we conceded a second goal.

"It's a good one from their point of view, they worked quickly in transition, and we don't react quickly enough inside the box, which isn't like us so I won't overthink that.

"Pep Guardiola's title challengers had put three past Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and five more past West Brom at the Hawthorns in recent outings.

They had threatened to extend their lead after the break, but Pope did well to deny Sterling with his legs before throwing himself full length to thwart Riyad Mahrez.

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Dyche was proud of the way his players stuck to their task, as City controlled 75% of the ball, and remained structured to keep the tally down.

"I thought we did well in the second half," said Dyche. "At 2-0 the game can get away from you really quickly but it didn't.

"We were diligent with our shape but, equally, we tried to affect the game. It's very difficult with these sides.

Overall, with the challenges that we've got, I'm pretty pleased with the players."