Dyche: Sterling’s missed sitter inspired Burnley

Date published: Saturday 3rd February 2018 5:46

Burnley manager Sean Dyche felt his side’s point against Manchester City was well deserved.

A stunning strike from Danilo gave the Premeir League leaders a first-half lead at Turf Moor but City were made to pay for missed chances, including an horrendous one from Raheem Sterling, as Johann Berg Gudmundsson levelled the scores with eight minutes to go.

The hosts had also gone close to equalising when Aaron Lennon, making his full debut, had a thunderous shot tipped on to the woodwork by Ederson.

Dyche said: “It was a very good point. We have lost to these twice and done quite well, but we had to change something and went to two up front. We wanted to go long and strong and play into their back line.

“It didn’t really work first half, but we stayed in it and that’s an important thing. Second half, they came out and controlled it in the first 15 minutes, but you’ve got to be diligent and do all the ugly stuff, which our players are willing to do.

“Then we grew into the game. Their keeper makes an unbelievable save and then there is an unbelievable miss. That changed the feeling, the stadium erupted, everyone came with us.

“Then we played some good stuff, the quality was on show and it was a fantastic goal.”

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