Unbeaten run was key for the Clarets, says midfielder Ashley Westwood

Ashley Westwood says the Clarets can take heart from their four-game unbeaten stretch in the Premier League as they prepare for a trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Burnley just about held on for a point against West Brom at Turf Moor - despite playing against 10 men for an hour following the dismissal of defender Semi Ajayi.

But a ninth clean sheet of the campaign - mainly down to the Baggies' profligacy - ensured Sean Dyche's side picked up a sixth point from that spell.

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After adding to the victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, and stalemates at home to Brighton and Fulham, Westwood said: “We wanted to go unbeaten.

Ashley Westwood of Burnley reacts during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on January 31, 2021 in London, England.

“The main thing we said to ourselves before this week is not to get beaten by any of the teams.

“We started the week on fire against Palace and then dug in against Fulham.

“It was big for us not to lose against Fulham and it was big not to lose on Saturday.

“We’ve done that, all being the performance wasn’t what we wanted, and we move on."

Another spate of injuries has stretched Dyche's squad, with Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood, Robbie Brady, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Josh Brownhill, Ben Mee, Erik Pieters and Charlie Taylor all having spells on the sidelines.

A run of seven games in 21 days - an average of one every three days - didn't help matters as Burnley, who haven't won away at Spurs in the league since 1974, were running on empty in their most recent outing.

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However, the group has enjoyed a brief respite ahead of the game against Spurs, which is the first of three more games in seven days.

“We’ve had a free week now, which we haven’t had for a while, so we move on and look forward to Tottenham," said Westwood.

“It wasn’t like us at all, we knew we weren’t at it, which isn’t like us. We don’t get many of them.

“Every one of us was misplacing passes. It was a strange day.

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“In the end, you’re looking at it and saying it’s a good point.

“The lads are still throwing their bodies on the line and when things aren’t going right we still do the hard work and that dug us out.

“When teams are down to 10 you try to force things a little bit and when you do that you over-hit passes and the wind was swirling everywhere.

“But we’re not going to make excuses. It was just one of those days and we move on from it.”