Narrow defeats frustrate Clarets midfielder Jones

Midfielder David Jones spoke of his frustration after the Clarets lost a fourth game in succession by a single goal.

David Jones on the ball at Upton Park
David Jones on the ball at Upton Park

Arsenal, Everton and Leicester City had inflicted a similar fate on Sean Dyche’s side prior to defeat against West Ham at the Boleyn Ground.

Welsh international Aaron Ramsey netted for the Gunners in a narrow victory at Turf Moor last month while Toffees midfielder Kevin Mirallas and Foxes striker Jamie Vardy providing the knockout blows in the following weeks.

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This time it was the turn of Mark Noble as the Hammers midfielder netted from the penalty spot after defnder Michael Duff was shown a red card by referee Jonathan Moss for what was deemed a ‘professional foul’ on Cheikhou Kouyate.

“It’s a tough one to take,” said Jones. “We had a real chance to get something but it wasn’t to be.

“We feel there were a few unfortunate incidents but we’re disappointed.

“It definitely didn’t look a sending off, but that’s one for us to have a look at.

“I haven’t seen it again but my instinct was - I didn’t know where that came from. We have to deal with it and move on.”

Jones added: “We’ve still had opportunities ourselves. We can’t look towards that because we don’t make excuses.

“We can only deal with the things that we control on the pitch. You can’t affect the other stuff.

“It can be frustrating. There’s only a certain point where you can keep saying we did well but got beat by the odd goal.

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We don’t want to be doing that; we want to be getting victories that our performances deserve. Obviously there’s just something not quite happening for us.”