Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is staying focused on the bigger picture after his side suffered a 1-0 defeat against Watford at Vicarage Road.

Tom Cleverley got the decisive goal on the stroke of half-time, slotting home from 12 yards afrer getting on the end of Ken Sema’s cut-back.

Josh Brownhill was denied by the woodwork in the second half, with Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann also making several important stops.

The hosts finished the game with 10 men for a professional foul on Vitinho nine minutes from time but managed to hold on and secure all three points.

Kompany is confident that his side will create more in the final third as they play together more often and start to gel as a team.

He said: “In the first half they were better than us but in the second we could feel the tide was turning. To win games you have got to create chances.

“I think we have goals in the team but it will happen from players understanding each other better,” he said.”

The Burnley chief added: “We had 13 players leave, that is the context. I don’t think they recognised many faces from when they played each other a few months ago.”

Kompany is also pleased with Brownhill’s contributions going forward, although the midfielder was unable to repeat his heroics against Luton Town last weekend.

“I think Josh will get a lot of goals this season, he is threatening,” he said.

The Clarets are back in action on Tuesday night when they welcome Hull City to Turf Moor (KO 7:45pm).

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