SEAN Dyche revealed Burnley had practiced penalties ahead of their Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Leeds United - but the Clarets boss felt his side should have had the tie won before the lottery of spot kicks.

Burnley dominated for most of the 90 minutes against the Championship leaders at Turf Moor but they lacked the cutting edge to put the game beyond Thomas Christiansen's men, which was Dyche's only complaint with the performance of his side.

Instead they twice had to come from behind as four goals were scored in the final 10 minutes, with Chris Wood first equalling with a penalty in normal time before Robbie Brady's free-kick made it 2-2 six minutes into stoppage time.

James Tarkowski was the unfortunate man to see his penalty saved by Andy Lonergan though as Leeds converted all five of their attempts, but Dyche was full of praise for his centre back after the game and insisted everyone in his team had been prepared to take a penalty.

“We've done penalties in training before the last game, and the main thing is people want to take penalties, and they all wanted to," he said. "That's the clarity you need.

“No disappointment for him (Tarkowski) though, he's doing really well and learning all the time. You'll have seen the performances he's been putting in, so one moment in a game, a penalty, that doesn't put any doubt on the good work he's doing.”

Of Burnley's failure to turn dominance into victory, Dyche added: “I think that's my only gripe, we dominated the play and chances, and also the areas we got into where it just takes that final moment.

“That was the only thing lacking, the performance was at least solid, we had the main feel of the game, particularly through the first 75 minutes, and they scored from their only real chance.

“We tried to break away a bit too pure and they got a break the other way, and then we responded, as we do.

“It was two hands around Longy’s waist, it looks a penalty.

“Then they had a very soft penalty, Tarky pulls his shirt for a millisecond and the ball is seven feet above him - he isn't going to head it in a million years. Pushing and pulling goes on, but if the ball is seven feet above your head...

“But we responded again with a fantastic goal from Robbie Brady.

“Then extra time becomes a ding dong, it goes to penalties, and that's the way it goes sometimes. What's done is done.”

Steven Defour had come on for Burnley in the 119th minute but Dyche said that wasn't just to take a penalty, and the Belgian didn't take one of the first four, but could have stepped up for the Clarets' fifth attempt had it gone that far.

Instead Dyche said Ashley Westwood had felt a tight hamstring, which is why he was withdrawn.

The Clarets chief also said Jon Walters had missed out on the matchday squad with a knee problem.