Vincent Kompany was left ruing “moments or our own doing” following Burnley’s 1-0 defeat at Everton.

The only goal came on the stroke of half time when Aro Muric’s clearance was charged down by Dominic Calvert-Lewis and deflected into the net.

Dara O’Shea was sent off in the second half after bringing down Dwight McNeil just over the halfway line.

“The letter of the law says he should have been denying a goalscoring opportunity to be sent off and I’ll let you guys make your judgement on that,” said Kompany.

“There was a lot of force on the ball and it would be a comfortable pick up for the goalkeeper.”

The result leaves the Clarets six points from safety, but Kompany refused to pin the blame on his goalkeeper.

“He has to keep going. It is part of being a professional footballer. We all live with the mistakes we make, it happens for everyone in life and in football it is no different,” he added.

“Our momentum collapsed twice through moments of our own doing. But I can’t for one second criticise the effort of the team and the idea to come here and play like this.”