Sean Dyche has recognised his players' determination after the Clarets ground out a hard-fought win over Cardiff City on Saturday evening.
The win moves Burnley 11 points clear of the relegation zone and barring a complete collapse during the final four matches of the season, the Clarets will play in the Premier League for the fourth season in a row.
The win against Cardiff was Burnley's third consecutive victory after previously losing four in a row dating back to the end of February.
That’s 27 points from 15 games for the Clarets pic.twitter.com/mHgJGdRTxg— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) April 13, 2019
Following the match, manager Dyche saluted his squad after edging closer to safety in the league. The Burnley
The biggest talking point during the match was when referee Mike Dean waved off a Cardiff City penalty, given by his assistant, after Ben Mee appeared to handle the ball in the 18-yard-box. Mee appeared to head the ball into his hand and Dean's decision was widely considered the correct call.
Dyche had his say on the call when he claimed: "
"Ben ‘faces’ it; he doesn’t head it, and it’s impossible he did that deliberately. That is the key. He’s gone to head it, it’s hit his eye socket and gone down his arm and that, for me, is impossible to give, so I’m pleased the right outcome was reached.
"To be fair to the ref, it’s a massive call and I thought he showed real strength he showed to clean that moment up. We question them sometimes, but that was a really big call and the right one.”
The Clarets have a little over a week off before they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in the Premier League
Source : 90min