Clarets boss Dyche puzzled by point

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BURNLEY manager Sean Dyche said he was baffled by his side's draw at Birmingham City.

The Clarets dominated for long periods at St Andrew's, and could even have been out of sight in the opening 20 minutes given the number of chances they created from the kick-off.

That did not stop them trailing at the break, after Curtis Davies broke the deadlock with a header on the half-hour.

But two goals in two minutes gave Burnley the advantage midway through the second half, only for Nikola Zigic to salvage a point with a late equaliser, resulting in Burnley's fourth draw in five games.

“Again we can’t believe we haven’t won that game and by the law of averages it has to change when you are as dominant as that,” said Dyche.

“It’s the madness of the game and with the run of draws we are on we can’t believe we haven’t got more points on the board.

“We are not having the rub of the green, but the signs are clear and the fans, who were tremendous again today, have seen another very thorough performance from a group of very motivated players.

“They are feeling it too and they can’t believe it, but at the end of the day we are so close to winning football matches.”

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12:25pm Sun 23 Dec 12

To.guy says...

The Burnley fans arent interested in Burnley news Sean. They are only interested in all things Blackburn Rovers. Get used to it. Anything you have to say will always come second to Rovers manager, players, fans, ground, groundsman, weather in Blackburn, Rovers xmas party. That's how it has always been and how it always will be.
The Burnley fans arent interested in Burnley news Sean. They are only interested in all things Blackburn Rovers. Get used to it. Anything you have to say will always come second to Rovers manager, players, fans, ground, groundsman, weather in Blackburn, Rovers xmas party. That's how it has always been and how it always will be. To.guy
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12:39pm Sun 23 Dec 12

TodClaret says...

Craving attention are we too.gay? This is a nothing article yet here you are with your silly comment just to get a response. Well done, you've got one. UTC!
Craving attention are we too.gay? This is a nothing article yet here you are with your silly comment just to get a response. Well done, you've got one. UTC! TodClaret
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3:27pm Sun 23 Dec 12

FCBurnley says...

Heres looking down at you too gay ! Wishing you all the worst for the new year
Heres looking down at you too gay ! Wishing you all the worst for the new year FCBurnley
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6:36pm Sun 23 Dec 12

Agent Berg says...

I'm not baffled Sean it's pretty clear to me. Let me try and explain:

Birmingham put the ball in the back of the net, legally judged by the 4 officials, twice. Burnley did the same twice. Score 2-2, draw, un point.

Rovers didn't play, nil point. Burnley climb above Rovers in the table. Rovers have a game in hand but Burnley have the points in the bag.

Now that's pretty clear to me also.
I'm not baffled Sean it's pretty clear to me. Let me try and explain: Birmingham put the ball in the back of the net, legally judged by the 4 officials, twice. Burnley did the same twice. Score 2-2, draw, un point. Rovers didn't play, nil point. Burnley climb above Rovers in the table. Rovers have a game in hand but Burnley have the points in the bag. Now that's pretty clear to me also. Agent Berg
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9:57am Mon 24 Dec 12

midas says...

Burley had the ball legally in the net 3 times, the ref decided that Birmingham had committed a foul after the cross and then blew his whistle to disallow the goal!!
Burley had the ball legally in the net 3 times, the ref decided that Birmingham had committed a foul after the cross and then blew his whistle to disallow the goal!! midas
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