SEAN Dyche hailed a 'fantastic goal' that saw the Clarets to victory at Everton - but insisted his side aren't quite Barcelona yet.

Burnley have shed their long ball tag this season as they look to evolve into a more patient, passing side, and that was on display at Goodison Park as Jeff Hendrick finished a 24 pass move, involving nine different players, to extend the Clarets' unbeaten start to the season away from home.

“Over the whole game I think it was tight, but we scored a fantastic goal, and if you’re ever going to win a game, win it after a goal with that many passes, and that calm finish," Dyche said of the winner.

“We’re trying to evolve, there’s no Barcelona statements, I can assure you, but we wanted that flexibility, some of which comes with personnel, and the team to be able to operate in different manners, and equally, we have deliberately got the ball forward in games, and I’m not bothered about what people think about that, because my job is to help the team win.

“But we want the flexibility to play, and first half we attempted to do that with some good pockets and a fine goal, and second half, they had the upper hand and you have to defend and do all the ugly stuff well.

“That’s what makes a good side. We’re not brilliant, but we’re learning and improving, and as long as we keep adding to what we are, I think it bodes well.”

Despite spending £150million this summer Everton have laboured under Ronald Koeman this season, and although they started brightly against Burnley Dyche was pleased with the way his side grew back into the game.

“There was a lot of noise before the game about a tricky start for them, but they’re still a good side with really good players," the Turf chief said.

“I didn’t think we started very well, they did, got us on the back foot, but we slowly, but surely, got back into the game.

“We were in good shape for most of the second half when they had their main periods, they had a good chance first half with a soft finish but we didn’t have much to do second half, there was a good shape to the side.

“But at this level, we’ve all seen a game where nothing is happening and all of a sudden one moment, a flash of brilliance, a great cross, set piece and the game can change.

“You have to be aware, but generally the team delivered a whole performance and did it well.”

The only downside for Dyche was a booking for Scott Arfield for diving, although the midfielder was touched by Ashley Williams in the first half.

“I’m flummoxed by it, I haven’t seen it back, but it looks like he gets a nick, and if he doesn’t and goes down, it’s highly unlikely he didn’t get some form of contact," Dyche said.

"If it’s not a penalty, I don’t understand why he got booked. Sigurdsson went down in the first half with no contact and didn’t get booked.

“I don’t want to see players get booked, and I’m not saying he dived, but they’re the same kind of incidents.

“You don’t need to book him. It looked like he just clipped the back of his heel but c'est la vie.”