By 90Min
January 30, 2019

Sean Dyche insisted he was delighted with Burnley's performance after the 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Tuesday but admitted he was also left disappointed by refereeing decisions that went against his side.

The Clarets took a two-goal lead through Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood but ultimately left Old Trafford with a point after strikes from Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof late on in the second half.

Speaking after the game, Dyche praised his side for the committed performance against a United side back in the running for a top four finish.

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He said, as quoted by Burnley's website: “I’m definitely delighted, not disappointed. We know about all the positive noises coming out of Manchester United at the moment following their fine run of results.

“It’s a tough place to come anyway, but particularly when they are on a roll, so to come and deliver that performance and get a result is pleasing overall.”

While Burnley fully deserved their share of the spoils, Dyche was critical of the awarding of a penalty for Pogba's goal and the amount of added time.

He added: “I have very few frustrations, but how you can touch someone on the shoulder and their legs suddenly don’t work is amazing. But that’s the modern game and I’m the only one going on about it, so I have to live with that.

“We also had five minutes of added-on time, which is beyond me. I don’t know where that came from, and the reason I mention that is that it gave the crowd an energy and that gave the players a lift.

“We all know what ‘Fergie Time’ means in these parts and suddenly they had a renewed energy about them.

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“The margins are tight and we had a big decision go against us at Watford, with an onside goal disallowed for offside, and tonight, when Sanchez heads the ball on, Lindelof is marginally offside and ends up scoring.

“But, beyond all that I saw a very good performance against a very, very good side.”

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