BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche cut a frustrated figure after his side’s defeat at Tottenham as the Clarets failed to capitalise on Spurs’ recent struggles.

Jose Mourinho’s men had lost five of their previous six league games but a fast start, inspired by Gareth Bale, saw the visitors blown away in the first half of the 4-0 defeat.

After opening the scoring after 67 seconds, Bale set up Harry Kane and was involved in Lucas Moura’s third before the break.

He then added a brilliant second after the interval to complete a fine afternoon’s work to help Spurs to end the Clarets’ four-game unbeaten run.

“A lot was made before the game about their run and that was always in the back of my mind,” Dyche said.

“Sides like this very rarely continue that run of form, they are too good to have form like that so it is going to change and you don’t want to be the ones who help change it for them.

“And we were in the early part of the game. A really poor first goal, way out of what we normally do and the second equally when we get done on a long ball.

“It calms them down, any weird feelings they might have about playing Burnley, or the noise around the club, once they get a foothold it immediately calms them down.

“If you keep it tight, don’t give them a lot, sometimes they find themselves a bit nervy.

"We never got anywhere near getting them to a nervy stage and that would have been a weapon today.”