SEAN Dyche was pleased to see Burnley back to their resilient best in claiming a first away win of the season at Cardiff City.

The Clarets made it back-to-back Premier League wins with a 2-1 success at the Cardiff City Stadium thanks to goals from Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Sam Vokes.

Burnley had to do plenty of defending as Neil Warnock's side took the direct route, but they stood firm, despite losing James Tarkowski to a groin injury in the first half, to claim the three points and move up to 12th in the table.

"It was a resolute performance," Dyche said. "It’s difficult here, I’ve got a lot of respect for Neil, they make it difficult, they’re on the front foot, they get the ball early, they put the ball in the box from virtually everywhere.

"It’s tough to play against, particularly losing Tarky early on, Kevin Long came on and was terrific.

"It was a mixed bag, first half they did really well, they made it so awkward, we couldn't get a foothold in the game.

"I reminded the players at half-time of the calmness we want them to play with and I thought there were pockets of that in the second half and we scored two good goals.

"It’s the edge you need as a side like ours, we know that over a season in the Premier League you’re not going to dominate games every week, you have to show the fight, willingness, desire, the framework, they’re just as important and that paid us back."

The successive victories over Bournemouth and Cardiff have got Burnley's season back on track. They Clarets were bottom off the table just over a week ago but they've now bounced back from their slow start.

"There was a few stories a week ago, the story changed after the Bournemouth again and now it’s changed again, we’ve had two wins, one at home and one away," Dyche said.

"It’s hard to put your finger on it. We played better than that at Watford, at Southampton, we got one point from those games.

"The resoluteness to the side, there was more clarity to it. The back five were excellent, you have to do that here, because Neil’s side fight and play hard, there’s no gimmes against Neil’s teams.

"I’m pleased with the mentality of the players most of all."

Gudmundsson put Burnley ahead early in the second half before Josh Murphy equalised, but Vokes headed in a winner on his 100th Premier League appearances.

"What a good goal as well, he’s made power from a loopy cross," added Dyche.

"He stuck at it today, their two centre halves are big strong boys and he stuck at it and could have got another one."

The only disappointment for Burnley was the loss of Tarkowski to injury.

Asked how serious it was, Dyche said: "We’ll wait and see. It’s around the groin area but I don’t know the exact diagnosis. He got a sore one on the shoulder but it’s around the groin area."