Gigg Lane

Next Game

Bury v Blackburn

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Coral Windows Stadium

Last Game

Bradford 0 - 0 Blackburn

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Dyche: We deserved derby win

Sean Dyche was left frustrated again by Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes after his equaliser denied Burnley their first win in the east Lancashire derby for 34 years.

Last Updated: 17/09/13 at 09:28 Post Comment

Sean Dyche: Felt his side deserved all three points

Sean Dyche: Felt his side deserved all three points

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Rhodes' lucky goal broke Burnley hearts again with his second goal in three games between the two clubs, after the Clarets took the advantage following some neat build-up play and a wonderful strike by Junior Stanislas.

Dyche felt his side did well to deal with the threat of Rhodes for the majority of the game, but were unlucky when it came to the Blackburn goal.

"We had a number of chances to get the ball away - it's a momentary thing and Rhodes gets an unbelievably lucky finish in a game we deserved to win overall," he told Sky Sports.

"We played them here last year and drew 1-1, but he only had four touches all game and scored. To be fair he's read it early but you're not expecting a goal from that position.

"I thought in the first half we were excellent, we kept the ball and created chances. In the second half Blackburn went more direct and it became a bit more like a derby and we didn't secure the ball as well as I'd hoped."

On Burnley's goal, Dyche said: "It's great when your substitution comes off, Danny Ings has set him up brilliantly and it was a fantastic finish from Junior and on another day worthy of winning the game.

"We thought we had the win today, it was a strange moment that cost us again, but one day it will turn. I don't believe in records, I take each game as it comes."

Dyche was also left to rue another of the game's major talking points following the sending off of Lee Williamson for deliberately bringing down Ings as the striker went through on goal.

He said: "Unfortunately Williamson's challenge will get a pat on the back from his team-mates, he's taken one for the team. It's a sad part of our game in reality but it's the professional side of the game we've seen there."

Gary Bowyer acknowledged Lady Luck was smiling on Blackburn's side of the M65, but also thought his young team were worthy of the point.

"When we go 1-0 down with 10 minutes to go, and the average age of the team was 22, you do wonder and question how they're going to react," he said.

"But, in this environment, we've got nothing but praise for them because they came back with a fantastic attitude and spirit, and in my opinion fully deserved the equaliser."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

Transfer news: Gus Poyet confirms Sunderland talks with Liverpool striker Fabio Borini

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has indicated a move for Fabio Borini could still be on after confirming talks with Liverpool.

Transfer news: Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin hands in transfer request

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has handed in a transfer request, according to Sky sources.

Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hinted that it will take time for him to be successful at Old Trafford, claiming he may struggle for the first three months...

Mail Box

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

Youth Development Has To Be The Future

A varied Mailbox has thoughts on transfer targets, youth development, the obsession over 3-5-2, some innovative Blackpool suggestions and why Real bought Kroos...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property