Date: 12th December 2016 at 3:34am
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Manager Sean Dyche was a happy man indeed at the full time whistle in the weekend’s victory over Bournemouth.

Hosting the side at Turf Moor for the game, Burnley took the three two victory with goals coming from Jeff Hendrick, Stephen Ward and George Boyd, but speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference the gaffer was pleased largely with the overall performance on the day, but he knew the impact of Andre Gray and Ashley Barnes from the substitutes bench had made a dramatic difference to how the game ended for us.

‘They came out brighter and something that is out of our hands, so I was super pleased with our substitutions. I don`t often try to take credit but I thought Andre and Ashley had a massive effect when they came on. I`m learning too, don`t forget. Often, it`s a case of you waiting for something to happen to make a substitution, but today I was pro-active in making something happen, so I`m pleased with my staff`s input because it clearly had an effect on that game and we created three or four really good chances after that.’

With Hendrick opening the scoring with a clear goal of the season contender for the campaign before Ward doubled our advantage inside of the opening 16 minutes, whilst Bournemouth more than had their moments and pulled a goal back at two nil, Boyd’s late strike helped settle things down despite the nervy end as they got the second in stoppage time.

‘I was pleased overall. We wanted to start bright, although I`m not talking about coaching a goal of that standard! Jeff`s strike deserves to be shown all weekend and Boydy`s is a great hit too. He`s come off the wrong side to make his run and Andre`s clever click sets him up for a fine finish.’

Dyche went on to say.

‘We`ve never tried to bluff anyone about what we are. We work from our framework and mix the play when we need to, but I thought there was a good mixture today. We thought it was important to get the ball forward, because of their result against Liverpool. They came here shoulders back, but a fine goal and a set-piece goal got us going and then the game changed. They almost gained a freedom and thought what do we have to lose. They shifted it quickly and Eddie has a good side there; they showed that. There was some extra time found from somewhere at the end of the first half that allowed them to score and that changed the half time feel again.’

That point was also pleasing for the gaffer in many respects though when he compares Saturday to the last time we were in the Premier League.

‘But we`ve found a way of scoring at home, no matter what shape we play and that`s an important fact, especially today against a side that has matured from staying in the Premier League last season. They look a little bit more clear-minded than us and we are still gaining that knowledge. But that`s the journey we are on and now we have to find that away from home.’

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