Burnley manager Sean Dyche says his players are too honest following West Brom capitulation

After Burnley surrendered a two-goal lead for the second time in as many home games, manager Sean Dyche believes his players’ honesty saw contentious decisions given against them, reports Sky Sports. Burnley were 2-0 up against West Brom leading into the break, but conceded on the cusp of half-time, before a controversial equaliser saw their win reduced to a draw. Replays showed that Brown Ideye – who scored the equaliser – pushed a defender out of his way before heading home the decisive leveller, and manager Sean Dyche feels his…

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Burnley 2-2 West Brom: Baggies come from behind to rescue a point at Turf Moor

West Brom striker Brown Ideye rescued a point for the visitors, after Burnley once again threw away a two-goal lead, reports BBC Sport. The Clarets took the lead 11 minutes into the game, with Ashley Barnes heading home from close range, following a well-worked move involving the impressive Burnley striker Danny Ings. And minutes after the half-hour mark, Ings went from creator to goalscorer. A whipped ball into the middle was well-met by Ings, whose header beat Albion ‘keeper Ben Foster to double Burnley’s lead. But Sean Dyche’s side couldn’t…

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Liverpool still keen on Danny Ings deal

Despite Burnley’s staunch resistance in keeping striker Danny Ings at the club this winter Liverpool still remain confident a deal can soon be agreed for the player, according to the Independent. The Premier League strugglers have relied heavily on the goals of Ings as they look to avoid relegation and an immediate return to the Championship. Indeed having returned from injury the 21-year-old forward has scored seven goals that have often proved vital in winning his club valuable points. Liverpool were not the only ones interested in the Englishman’s signature…

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Burnley in bid for West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans

According to Sky Sports, Burnley have made a £3M for West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans. The Scotland international has been a regular for the Baggies this season, but will be available for transfer according to head coach Tony Pulis. The initial bid isn’t likely to be accepted, but the two clubs are in close talks to push the deal through. Burnley are desperate for some creativity, as well as needing a player who is industrious and fit’s the Clarets’ philosophy. It’s unknown, however, if Dorrans is happy with making the…

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Liverpool in bid for Burnley striker Danny Ings

According to BBC Sport, Liverpool have made an approach for Burnley striker Danny Ings, that could see him return to Turf Moor on loan until the end of the season. The 22-year-old is in the last six months of his contract, and his form for the newly-promoted Clarets have led to speculation on his future. Liverpool were one club heavily linked a number of months ago, and with the England U21 international having not signed a new deal at Turf Moor, his future appears to be elsewhere. But Ings was…

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Burnley’s Danny Ings admits he’s held no contract talks with the club

Burnley striker Danny Ings has recently admitted he’s yet to speak with the Clarets about his contract, reports Sky Sports. The in-form striker is in the last six months of his deal, and denied holding talks about his future with the Clarets. Liverpool are one of many sides who have been linked with his signature this season, but Ings ruled out a January move recently -stating his desire to keep Burnley in the Premier League before considering a move. “I’m just getting on with my football. With social media there’s…

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Burnley 2-3 Crystal Palace: Clarets throw away two goal lead as Palace complete miraculous comeback

Burnley threw away a 2-0 lead again this time against Crystal Palace, with manager Alan Pardew maintaining his 100% record since his arrival, reports BBC Sport. Burnley took the lead in the 12th minute through Ben Mee. The Clarets defender headed home from a Kieran Trippier corner to put the relegation-threatened outfit ahead early on. They doubled their lead minutes later through striker Danny Ings. The heavily coveted front man netting from Scott Arfield’s pass to put Crystal Palace in danger of defeat. But Dwight Gayle pulled a goal back…

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche rues mistakes made in second-half crumble against Tottenham

After Burnley threw away a two-goal lead against Tottenham in the FA Cup third round to eventually lose 4-2, manager Sean Dyche was critical of costly errors made that led to the defeat, reports BBC Sport. The Clarets raced two a 2-0 lead inside of 10 minutes, but found themselves level by half-time, before conceding two further goals quickly after the break to eventually lose 4-2. Such defensive errors and a total team collapse won’t give the supporters too much confidence going into their next league game, and Dyche wasn’t…

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Tottenham 4-2 Burnley: Spurs come from behind to earn place in the FA Cup fourth round

Tottenham came from 2-0 down against Burnley to win 4-2 at White Hart Lane to book their place in the FA Cup fourth round, reports BBC Sport. Burnley raced to an early 2-0 lead, with goals from Marvin Sordell and Ross Wallace inside of 10 minutes, but had their advantage halved just minutes later through Tottenham midfielder Paulinho. Etienne Capoue then levelled the game before half-time which saw Tottenham then in the ascendancy. The Londoners scored two goals in three second-half minutes through Vlad Chiriches and Danny Rose to earn…

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Newcastle 3-3 Burnley: Clarets come from behind three times to earn precious point against managerless Magpies

Newcastle spurned a lead on three occasions at home to Burnley, which eventually led to them taking a share of the spoils in an enthralling encounter at St James’ Park, reports BBC Sport. Steve Taylor put the home side ahead 15 minutes into the game. But their joy was short-lived as a Paul Dummett own goal levelled proceedings just minutes later. Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback restored the Magpies’ lead before the half hour mark, and held their advantage going into the break. In the second-half, it took Burnley until the…

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Manchester City 2-2 Burnley: Clarets come from behind to rescue an unlikely point at the Etihad

Manchester City threw away a two-goal lead against Burnley to hamper their title hopes, while the Clarets boost their survival chances, reports BBC Sport. City took the lead in the 23rd minute through David Silva. The Spanish playmaker scored his fourth goal in three games, finishing from close range to give the Sky Blues a deserved opener. 10 minutes later, midfielder Fernandinho doubled City’s lea d. The Brazilian international hit a curled effort to make it 2-0 just after half an hour. After the break, George Boyd halved the deficit…

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche “delighted” to have silenced their critics

After Burnley beat Southampton 1-0 on the weekend, manager Sean Dyche has spoken of his delight to be proving the critics wrong so far this season, reports Sky Sports. The Clarets, newly-promoted from the Championship this summer, recently beat Southampton 1-0 at Turf Moor, to ensure their fine run of form in the league continued. The victory also saw Burnley out of the relegation zone near the mid-point of the campaign, and Dyche is pleased to be proving the nay-sayers wrong. “We’ve worked very hard to where we have got…

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche pleased with his side’s recent upturn in form

After picking up a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle, Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his team are starting to “make great strides” in the Premier League after a slow start, reports Sky Sports. The Clarets started life in the Premier League very poorly, failing to pick up a win in their first 10 games of the season, but they have since amassed eight points from their last four games, and moved out of the relegation zone following the Newcastle stalemate. “Overall we are making great strides. I do not…

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Burnley 1-1 Newcastle: Cisse rescues a point for the Magpies

Striker Papiss Cisse scored in the second half to rescue a draw for Newcastle away to Burnley tonight, reports BBC Sport. The Clarets stretched their unbeaten run to four games in the Premier League, and took the lead after half an hour through George Boyd. The Burnley midfielder scored from outside the area to put the newly-promoted outfit ahead on manager Sean Dyche’s 100th game for the club. But Newcastle weren’t to be denied. After the break, Papiss Cisse popped with a typically important goal to ensure the Toon Army…

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche has no intention of selling star players in January

As reports by the Express, Burnley manager Sean Dyche will not be selling any of his players when the January transfer window opens, especially not Danny Ings. “Have we got any plans to let anyone go? Absolutely not. We believe in the group we’ve got, and believe in working with them. And it is a group that is improving. We also believe in the bigger picture which is getting wins. Danny is a good young player, he’s improving and he’ll improve from the challenge upon us. Ings, 22, has come…

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Burnley 1-1 Aston Villa: Danny Ings rescues late point for the lowly Clarets

Burnley striker Danny Ings scored a penalty late in the second-half as Sean Dyche’s side rescued a point against Aston Villa at Turf Moor, reports BBC Sport. Aston Villa were the dominant side in the first-half. Gabriel Agbonlahor and Joe Cole were linking up well on the pitch, creating a host of opportunities. The Midlands outfit just couldn’t make their attacking play count early on in the game. But minutes before the break, Joe Cole did manage to break the deadlock, after poking home a squared pass from Andreas Weimann.…

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Burnley vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

West Ham United are looking to make it three wins in four Premier League games as they travel north to face struggling Burnley at Turf Moor. There was relief for the Clarets in their last game as their lengthy goal drought finally came to an end at Leicester City in a game which saw them strike late to claim a dramatic – and potentially crucial – point. However, it is important that they get their first win as quickly as possible, because the early signs have shown that Burnley are…

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West Brom vs. Burnley – Premier League preview and team news

While the upcoming match between West Brom and Burnley is a clash of two sides in the lower reaches of the Premier League, the Baggies will be going into on the back of a morale-boosting victory over Tottenham at White Hart Lane, while Burnley continue to labour. So what can we expect from this clash? Burnley’s success in winning promotion to the Premier League last season surprised most observers, but most expected that they would struggle this year, and so far that has proven correct. When you look at their…

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Crystal Palace vs Burnley – Premier League preview and team news

With only one point each to their name, Crystal Palace and Burnley will be looking to steer themselves clear from the bottom of the Premier League when they meet at Selhurst Park. Neil Warnock’s return to the Eagles dugout was far from dull, as his side scored within a minute, but eventually needed a last-gasp leveller from the returning Wilfried Zaha to prevent a third defeat from three outings. This is the kind of game that they will be expecting to win, and while Warnock is set to earn a…

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Burnley vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Chelsea make the trip to deepest Lancashire to take on promoted Burnley in the final match of the opening weekend of the Premier League season. The Clarets were not many people’s favourites to reach the top-flight, and they have already been written off in some quarters ahead of this campaign. However, they have a hugely talented young manager in Sean Dyche, while they have retained the striking duo that dominated the Championship last season, Danny Ings and Sam Vokes. Ashley Barnes can also chip in with his fair share, while…

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Dyche seeking more Burnley transfers

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has confirmed he is in the market for further additions to the Premier League newcomers’ squad, but is wary of unbalancing the side, according to Sky Sports. The Clarets have completed six signings ahead of their return to the top flight, adding Middlesbrough striker Lukas Jutkiewicz, Bolton Wanderers’ forward Marvin Sordell, Stoke City winger Michael Kightly, Blackpool goalkeeper and utility men Matt Taylor and Steven Reid, from West Ham and West Bromwich Albion respectively. Dyche revealed that he will dip back into the transfer market before…

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Carling Cup Round-Up – Portsmouth crash out as Sanchez performs another cup miracle

Portsmouth were one of six Championship sides to crash out to lower league opposition as the Carling Cup got off to an enthralling start. Barnsley, Coventry, Derby, Hull and Ipswich also fell by the wayside in the first round but it was Lawrie Sanchez’s men who arguably stole the headlines with a shock 1-0 win at Fratton Park. The telling blow came in the 29th minute when former Northern Ireland international Mark Hughes headed home for the League Two side after the hosts failed to deal with a corner. Pompey…

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Football League Daily – Reading’s Chris Armstrong forced to retire, Delfouneso heads to Burnley

28 year-old Reading defender Chris Armstrong yesterday retired from professional football. The former Sheffield United star was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in December 2009 and, despite having continued to turn out for the Royals in the fourteen months since, Armstrong yesterday announced that he felt that retirement was the only option available to him: “It’s right for me professionally, medically and also personally. With the illness, both the medical team and I didn’t feel I could regularly perform to the level you have to in the professional game.” Yet Armstrong…

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A Different Week – Burnley Defender Clarke Carlisle Tackles Issues Of The Day On Question Time

Inviting a professional footballer to appear on Question Time might seem like a rather cruel joke, but then Burnley centre-back Clarke Carlisle is not your stereotypical footballer. Less than twenty-four hours after the news that Stoke City’s Jermaine Pennant allegedly ‘forgot’ about a £98,000 Porsche he had left outside a Spanish train station, the Clarets’ vice-captain was, last night, lining up alongside David Dimbleby and Alastair Campbell on the highbrow political debate show, answering questions and voicing his opinions on a range of topics, including the recent budget cuts and…

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Game of the Week – Burnley vs. Nottingham Forest

BURNLEY vs. NOTTINGHAM FOREST3.00pm –Turf Moor, Burnley Fans of the majority of Championship clubs see the opening day of the new season as a cause for optimism. In a league where it is said that ‘anyone can beat anyone’, the feeling that ‘this is our year’ is as strong as ever amongst respective supporters. However, sides who will genuinely believe they can make the top two come May are far fewer, and so a clash between two of them on the opening weekend presents even more intrigue than it would…

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