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Clarets beaten by Tottenham

Burnley FC

8:49am 22nd December 2014

Sean Dyche said he was proud of his players’ performance at Tottenham Hotspur despite the Clarets being edged out 2-1.

Harry Kane opened the scoring with a controversial goal before Ashley Barnes’ wonder strike was cancelled out by Erik Lamela’s curled left-foot effort.

And despite the result, Dyche insists there is a future in that sort of performance going forward in the season.

Dyche insisted: “I’m proud of that today. We wanted to play an effective game and we wanted to get the ball forward quicker than we have been doing.

“We felt we could affect the game with that and we did.

I think Ashley Barnes and Danny Ings were sharp, we made chances and we were solid in our shape and one of the goals is a poor goal from us to concede.

“The other goal? I’m a bit disappointed with the decision I’ve got to be honest, because Keano is behind it. It takes a flick off Harry Kane and it’s ball to hand for me because Michael can’t do anything about that.

“Then they play a quick free-kick and we all know the debate of offside. Their lad steps out the way of it and that’s got to be interfering, but it wasn’t deemed so and they run through and score.

“The reason I say it’s interfering is because if that’s in the lines of the box then surely it is.

“I was disappointed in that moment because it cost us dearly, but other than that there were a lot of good signs again.

“I speak about the growth of the players a lot because they are improving and getting more experienced to come to this stadium and perform in that manner.

“That’s a fine show of where we are going and where we are heading.

“We come away disappointed in the result but not the performance. There is certainly a future in the performance.”

Despite falling to that Kane opener, Burnley reacted quickly and Barnes fired a beautiful effort beyond Lloris and into the top corner to level things.

The Clarets boss was pleased with another stellar Barnes’ performance and the way his side were more aggressive in their play.

He added: “Ash is on an upward curve at the minute, not just with his goals but his general performances.

“I only took him off towards the end because he ran out of legs a bit after getting absolutely everything.”

He added: “Our fans were terrific again today and they know we want to play on the front foot when we come to these places and we’ve earned the right.

“We will be aggressive in our play, we’re not looking to contain. A good marker for all to see today is that we went to the Emirates and came off the front a bit.

“It didn’t work out so I said to the players, we go braver, we get our distances right and we did that.

“It’s not an easy place to come and play as they’ve got some highly technical players that were brought in for multi millions and they’ve turned a corner recently with their results.

“But we’ll debrief this and then go again because I think the fans believe and we certainly believe there is more to come.”

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