SEAN Dyche said his Burnley side’s “collective mentality” was the key to their 3-0 FA Cup win over Fulham.

Jay Rodriguez struck twice before turning provider for his side’s third, controlling a loose ball with his shoulder into the path of Kevin Long, who was able to tap home to secure Burnley’s place in the fifth round.

Dyche said: “I thought the attitude towards the game and the performance was fantastic.

“As good an energy from a side as I’ve seen on a very tricky pitch, a very heavy pitch.

“Within the group, we’ve had a lot of injury problems this season but we’ve got fitter this season, and as it’s come back together I think it continues to grow.

“Some very good individual performances, like Jay Rodriguez, but (Matej) Vydra was very active today. I thought the two midfield players were excellent.

“Tarky (James Tarkowski), big game for us the other night at Anfield and I thought he was outstanding again. So a lot of good signs.

“But really the collective mentality I thought was key for us today, they were top drawer.”

Fulham slipped to their third successive defeat and conceded three goals for the first time since a 3-2 home loss to Everton on November 22.

“(It was a) tough day, I didn’t feel we deserved anything out of the game today, to be quite honest with you,” Scott Parker said in an honest reflection on his side’s performance.