It's a handball goal - Dyche

Frustration wasn't the word for Sean Dyche after a controversial stoppage time goal denied his side a deserved point against Arsenal.

Sunday, 2nd October 2016, 7:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:33 pm
Sean Dyche
Sean Dyche

Laurent Koscielny was arguably in an off-side position, and certainly used his hands to hand Arsenal victory at Turf Moor.

And, after Hull City scored an equaliser in the sixth minute of added on time last month, Dyche ,mused: "It's twice so far this season, today's slightly different, it's more frustrating - our analyst has it as six seconds over time, which doesn't sound a lot, but it's a lot in this world, because he could blow it, they take it short, you could blow it, he decided not to.

"The ball comes in, we didn't deal with it as well as we should have done - I make that clear - and it's a hand ball goal.

Sean Dyche

"There's a number of things, you can only think the referee is honest enough and will have a tough night driving home, thinking about things, but he was good in general.

"I don't want to harp on about it, but I think it was a tough one.

"You are frustrated at any point of the game, but certainly frustrated when there's not even a kick left in it, to get something out of the game."

But Dyche was pleased with his players: "Apart from that, which is out of our control - it's up to the referees - I thought we delivered a very good performance.

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"Great organisation - I was really pleased with the tactical idea, the energy and belief of the group.

"We spoke about that inner belief, and I was really pleased with the gameplan.

"We didn't intent to try and outpass them, we deliberately got the ball forward quicker, from the keeper to the frontline, we played to get it wide and get crosses in, and we hit the bar, Vokesy has a big chance, Johann has a big chance - the keeper makes a big save, so I was really pleased with that side of things.

"But ultimately we're frustrated in the outcome."

Sean Dyche

Burnley stuck to their tactical gameplan and frustrated Arsenal: "They keep the ball ever so well, they've got quality all over the pitch, energy and pace, but we kept them to very little real chances. They had a couple of maybes, longer efforts, but very few golden chances.

"I was very pleased with the defensive side, and we know we're going to have to defend well, because you're playing against some fine players, and we did create as well.

"I'm really pleased with that as well. You don't get many, but you have to create the quality chances, and I thought we did, one from a set piece, one from a good ball in, and Vokesy's is the golden chance of the game really.

"He normally hits the target or does better with those."

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