SEAN Dyche was left amused by suggestions Burnley were time wasting in their 2-2 draw at Aston Villa on Saturday.

Dean Smith was frustrated with the time the Clarets took to take their goal kicks, Nick Pope being booed by the home support throughout the afternoon.

Injuries also meant that seven minutes were played at the end of a pulsating game which ended all square after Burnley twice hit back.

“It was a funny kind of game," Dyche said.

"A lot of odd decisions, I don’t think they made a big difference, but the injury time amuses me, apparently we were wasting time, then they score and funnily it slowed down their way, a marvel of the modern game.

“We’re not trying to waste time, neither is anyone, I put the clock on it, how long it takes for us and the opposition to play out from the back, but it’s another little joyous moment for the fans, which makes me laugh."

Smith felt the Clarets had set their stall out to get a point from the game and that his side did more than enough for the three points.

They led twice through Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn only to be pegged back by goals from Jay Rodriguez and Chris Wood.

"Burnley will go home with what they came for, you seen that with how long they were taking with goal kicks," said Smith.

"The game was going to be a stop-start with their rhythm."