BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche praised his players for “re-gripping” the game with Spurs to extend their unbeaten Premier League run to seven games.

The Clarets took a deserved lead through top scorer Chris Wood’s 13th minute goal, and went on to dominate the first half.

But a double half-time substitution by Jose Mourinho revived Tottenham, with Deli Alli equalising from the spot five minutes into the second half after Ben Mee’s rash challenge on Eric Lamela.

"Performance-wise I was really pleased, first half we were excellent, both in and out of possession,” said Dyche.

"You want to get your noses in front even more, because they are still a good side, I know they have got injuries, but they have very good players.

"Half-time, I said to the players 'I think they'll change their shape' and they tried to get on the press and looked to have more vigour and urgency and got a grip of the game.

"They got a penalty, which was our mistake, but I was really pleased with how we got hold of the game again.

"It's not easy when you play these teams and they build momentum, but we re-gripped the game, and I think the whole stadium thought we were going to get a winner.

"That was pleasing, and we've moved a long way with that, the ebbs and flows of a game, if it starts getting away from us, we can find a way of re-gripping it.

"So, overall, another point, and it keeps an unbeaten run going which is difficult in the Premier League.”

But Dyche was frustrated that his side were not awarded a penalty when Wood stayed on his feet under a challenge from Davinson Sanchez, at 1-1.

“He (Wood) tries to do the right thing, bring it down on his chest and turn in the box, to go and score, and it's clearly obvious, the lad comes through the back of him, it's inside the box, and he gets nothing,” said the Burnley boss.

"Now, if he tumbles on the floor holding his face, or whatever they do, the chances are he gets something "They must have deemed it's not a penalty, anywhere else on the pitch, every fan in the country thinks that's a foul.

"It's not about that though, the performance was better than one incident.

"It was a much stronger performance.”

But Dyche believes there is a wider issue in football when it comes to players NOT going to ground when fouled, and that diving is being encouraged.

"It's a strange thing, I've spoken about it for years, and I think football has to be careful, personally. We saw it today with (Joe) Gomez. It's a definite foul but he tries to stay on his feet, and because he doesn't flail his arms out and go sliding on his face, nothing is given, and then they (Bournemouth) go through and score (against Liverpool),” the Burnley boss explained.

"The powers that be need to take a look at it - they're not doing, no one wants to touch it.

"It's a strange situation, the diving is bad enough, but the fact if you do the right thing you get nothing, and you the wrong things you get most, I think that's a strange thing.

"But after the Gomez one, Woody, Barnesy last year gets brought down in the box, nothing given because he jumps up and we score,...how can you not get it for doing the right thing?

"It's bizarre. That's why people dive, they realise if you go down for everything, you're going to get your fair share, and if you get caught, the worst you can get is a yellow card.

"It's one of my things.

"But I must make it clear, it's not clever play, there's a difference. Clever play has been there forever, you clip a centre forward, they go down, that's clever play.

"We're on about people going all over the place, but no one seems to be going on about it apart from me.”

Dyche was also baffled by a succession of bookings by referee Jon Moos – with five for Burnley and four for Spurs.

“I thought first half he didn't seem to give a lot and then in the second half he seemed to give everything.

“A couple of their staff were having a word at half time, not in an over the top way and nothing in the tunnel, just when we were walking off. I think they felt there was not enough given, whether that affected it I don't know.

“Second half it seemed like everything was given. I am confused by the refereeing at the moment because I don't know what they are going to give and what they are not going to give which is hard as a manager. You just toss a coin and hope it drops your way.”