SEAN Dyche felt Burnley had done enough to claim a point against Crystal Palace.

Bakary Sako's first-half strike was enough to separate the two sides at Selhurst Park, with the defeat in south London making it no wins in six for the Clarets in the Premier League.

Burnley weathered plenty of pressure from Palace in the first-half but could have snatched a point late on when Ashley Barnes was foiled by Wayne Hennessey with six minutes to go, and Dyche felt the point would have been just.

"I thought it was a close but no cigar afternoon," the Clarets chief said. "They were better than us in the first half, not by miles, just that feeling of a performance sometimes.

"Second half I thought we were at least decent and we probably deserved to scratch a draw out of the game in the end.

"The margins were tight early season when we were winning and they’re tight now, I still think we’ve moved a long way from last season away from home, because second half we really took that game on today and arguably deserved to scratch something out of that game.

"Second half I was really pleased with the mentality, we took the game on, got much more on the front foot and started to really try and be more productive."

Dyche was pleased with the performances on Charlie Taylor and Steven Defour, with left-back Taylor recovering from a difficult start to cope well with the threat posed by Wilfried Zaha.

"I thought he was excellent. Charlie is still learning at this level," Dyche said.

"He’s just played against Sterling last week and then Zaha today and he’s done a really good job.

"I thought Steven Defour today was very good, in all ways."

Despite the run without a win Dyche isn't concerned and his happy to see his side continue to sit seventh in the Premier League.

"It’s a bit of a tough run at the minute but over the season it’s a hard one to judge, before this run we’d won three out of four and we were unlucky in the one we didn’t win," he said.

"A couple of decisions have against us in this run and a couple of injuries, so I’m not overly disappointed, and I’m certainly not disappointed when I look at the league table."

During the run Burnley were minutes away from winning at Old Trafford and had the better of a goalless draw at Huddersfield, but Dyche feels it's getting on the right side of those tight results that has been the difference since the early weeks of the season.

"Would have, could have, should have. That’s the difference," he said. "Early season we were making those our own, now it is making them, we have to do that, we have to make them come our way.

"Nobody in the Premier League waits for it to happen and I thought in the first half we were playing a bit like that, we’ll wait for it to come to us. The Premier League is just not like that.

"Second half we were much more productive in the manner we went about it. Sometimes it’s not just your performance, we’re playing a side that have lost one in 11, they’ve changed a bit, there’s more structure and simplicity to their game and sometimes it can just that when you’re playing teams at a good time or a bad time."