CLARETS boss Sean Dyche was pleased with his side's performance against West Brom, despite falling to defeat against the Baggies.

Burnley were the better side for most of the afternoon at Turf Moor, but they were hit by a sucker punch in the second half as Hal Robson-Kanu scored the only goal of the game.

Dyche's side had enjoyed nearly 70 per cent possession in the first half and created several chances, playing some stylish football, but they failed to take any of them and when Robson-Kanu latched on to a clearance from Chris Brunt he secured all three points for the visitors.

But Dyche insists his side are showing 'good signs' in their performances so far this season.

"I thought it was a good performance, you end up scratching your head that you don't get something, particularly when you perform so well, other than a smack up pitch that we didn't deal with really" said Dyche.

"Other than that I thought we limited them to very few chances and made a number ourselves. Disappointed with the outcome but definitely not the performance. Some really good individual performances I thought."

It was a typical West Brom display as they let the opposition have the ball and soaked up pressure, before capitalising on some sloppy defending from the hosts.

"We know of West Brom's team and how they go about their business, almost a back six get the ball forward and break on that," Dyche said.

"Set pieces you have to be diligent. The start points in the game you have to be diligent to that and have to break down back six at times, which is not easy.

"I thought we'd have to probe and mix our play at times more than we normally do. I thought we were effective at times. I thought we created enough to get something from the game."

Despite seeing some of the momentum from last weekend's win at champions Chelsea stall, Dyche was still happy to see the way his side performed, and he felt they could have had a first half penalty when Ben Mee headed Robbie Brady's corner wide.

"There's a foul on Ben Mee when he's got header in the first half and the ref's not seen it," Dyche said. "If Gareth Barry's not pulling shirt I think he heads into the goal.

"You've got to have a future in your performances - we have all pre-season v Chelsea and today. I'm pleased in that aspect. Now it's about continuing to build on these performances. We're showing good signs."

Robson-Kanu went from hero to villain for West Brom when he was sent-off for an elbow on Matt Lowton.

Dyche added: "A definite red. Nowadays that has to be given.

"It's a late elbow, I don't think it's malicious, it's the flow of the body more than anything but it's still an elbow to the face but not malicious, there's no angle, just that it is a red card."