Burnley boss Vincent Kompany has called his side’s goalless draw with Ipswich in the FA Cup “a real battle”.

Nathan Tella and Jay Rodriguez both had chances for the Clarets but were unable to break the deadlock.

Marcus Harness was denied by the bar at the other end, and both sides eventually had to settle for a replay.

“It was a real battle out there,” Kompany told the club’s website. “It’s an FA Cup game away from home at one of the best teams in League One in front of a big crowd. We can’t be disappointed with the result at all.

“It was everything we expected - Ipswich are a strong in-form side and we knew it would be a demanding fixture.

“I thought we were threatening throughout. It was just the final ball and the decision making that was difficult at times, and sometimes it’s just those final details.

“These types of games can be good for us, and it’s something that allowed us to use the whole squad and players to get more minutes who are coming back from injuries too.”

Kompany handed a debut to young defe der Ameen Al-Dakhil following his move from Sint Truiden earlier this month.

“I thought it was promising for a 20-year-old centre-back to come and start their first game at Ipswich away,” he added.

“Looking at his age, profile and talent, he is quite an exciting player to work with because I can see loads of things already that with improvements he will be even more comfortable.

“He didn’t look out of place and there was no better game for him to play in than today, so we’re pleased for him to have that first game.”