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Sean Dyche Hails ‘Fantastic’ Burnley Win

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Sean Dyche was “jumping around inside” after a “fantastic night” that saw his Burnley team record a famous win over Manchester City at Turf Moor on Saturday.
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Manager Dyche felt the third from bottom club fully deserved their 1-0 victory, one that takes them within a point of safety and seriously dents City’s hopes of retaining their Premier League crown.
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“The margins were tight but I think we edged it overall in a close game,” he told reporters. “I think the rewards were there for the team, individuals, the staff, myself and also the town and its fans.
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“I think they know they have a team, a staff and a manager who give them everything and I can only imagine that, as a fan, they appreciate that.
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“It was a fantastic night for many reasons. I used to be calm when I was a player and I have never been one for running along the line and sliding on my knees until the job is done but trust me, inside there is someone jumping around.”
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Dyche was also keen to give City praise, saying: “They are a fantastic team but for us to give a performance like that is a reward for everyone connected with the club”.
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The home side stunned second-placed City, who are now five points behind leaders Chelsea having played two games more, thanks to a superb half-volley from George Boyd after 61 minutes.
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Dyche is hoping the win will be the spark that keeps his side in the league.
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“This doesn’t define our season,” he said, “but it might do. There is no guarantee so we have to be ready next week and beyond.
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“The players have a way of working and the demand to give everything is absolutely there so it bodes well for the future.”
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Reflecting on Burnley’s first season back in the top flight, the 43-year-old Dyche said: “We have never been broken. We have been dented a few times and had a few knocks and clips across the jaw but we stay on our feet and get ready to go again”.