Sean Dyche laughs off Pep Guardiola's grass moan

Sean Dyche laughed off Pep Guardiola’s complaint that the Turf Moor grass was too long, after Manchester City’s 2-0 win at Burnley.

City went back to the top of the Premier League table after Liverpool had briefly leapfrogged them by virtue of beating Watford 2-0 at Anfield in the lunchtime kick-off.

However, Guardiola was moved to say: "The pitch was so difficult because the grass was high, no water and everything was so slow.

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"But we did well and won the game."

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Rules stipulate that grass must not exceed 30mm in length for Premier League matches (1.18 inches) and is checked by officials before a game.

And Dyche responded: “No, we have had that before I think with Mikel Arteta.

"The standard they set is 30ml I think, you can ask the groundsman as I am not that interested.

"I think we are about 28ml so next game maybe we will grow it to 30ml so we are dead on! There is nothing in that!”