Date: 19th December 2016 at 12:44pm
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Sean Dyche’s disappointment at the decision not to send Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko off in Burnley’s defeat at Spurs was compounded by his involvement in the winner shortly after.

Burnley – having taken an earlier lead through Ashley Barnes – were on to claim a vital point at White Hart Lane on Sunday until a moment that altered the complexion of the game.

Had Sissoko seen red for his high tackle on Stephen Ward it would have seen Tottenham down to 10 men for the closing 20 minutes or so. However, as we know the Frenchman escaped with only a yellow card and then set up the winner shortly after.

Dyche has bemoaned the lack of ‘big decisions’ coming the way of Burnley at the moment with the Clarets boss convinced Sissoko should have been sent off.

He was quoted by Sky Sports post-match as saying.

‘It’s a poor challenge. He’s got to go off. We can’t really land a big decision at the moment we’re hoping that will turn and that player, who in my opinion should be off the field of play, then sets up their goal.’


‘I’m very frustrated on that score because my players have not only put in a physical shift today but I think we’ve played some good stuff. A lot of people travelled a long way to support us today so I’m disappointed for them.’

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