Burnley boss Vincent Kompany admits his side made things “difficult for ourselves” at times during their 1-1 draw against Cardiff City.

Nathan Tella put the Clarets in front early in the first half, slotting home from Ian Maatsen’s cut-back.

But the hosts hit back though Callum Robinson’s header at the death to prevent Kompany’s side making it back-to-back wins in the Championship.

The Burnley chief admits it was always going to be an “unpredictable” fixture but felt his side could have killed the game off.

“It’s something you have to work through,” he said. “It’s happened and you can’t deny that.

"But we are looking close in those moments to finish games off, which we don’t, and that’s crucial.

“We have made it a little bit difficult for ourselves. But it was always going to be a game with a little bit of an unpredictable narrative.

“You’ve got a new coach coming in, with that little bit of a lift it creates and the [different] tactics before the game.

“You’ve got the international break as well, players travelling all over the world and coming back, so it was a bit more of a challenge to us.”

The result leaves Burnley fourth in the table – five points behind second-placed Norwich City after 11 games.

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

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