BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche says there are “positive signs” from his side’s 2-0 defeat against Manchester City.

Bernardo Silva put the hosts in front with a simple finish after Nick Pope had parried Phil Foden’s effort.

Kevin de Bruyne added a second with 20 minutes to go with a composed finish from inside the box.

Despite the result, Dyche was pleased with his side’s efforts and believes they are getting closer to a first league win of the season.

“It was a better performance here. It’s been tough in recent times,” said the Burnley boss.

“We didn’t do much wrong but got punished. A couple of moments went against us from them reacting quicker.

“We created some good chances, which isn’t easy coming here, and on reflection there are some positive signs.

“We didn’t get anything but there are signs the team is heading in the right direction. There is belief around what we are trying to achieve.”

The result sees the Clarets slip to 19th in the league table, having taken three points from their opening eight matches.

Dyche’s men are back in action next weekend when they head to St Mary’s to take on Southampton (KO 3pm).