SEAN Dyche admitted to a mixture of delight and frustration after seeing Burnley claim a point from Old Trafford but fall agonisingly short of a famous win.

The Clarets led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Ashley Barnes and Steven Defour but Manchester United hit back after the break through Jesse Lingard, who broke Burnley hearts with an injury-time equaliser.

Burnley were just minutes away from a first Old Trafford win in more than 55 years when Lingard scored his second of the game.

Dyche was pleased with the way his side had performed but frustrated at the free-kick awarded to United that led to Lingard's leveller for a foul by Sam Vokes.

“Probably a mixture (of delight and frustration), the only real frustration, a couple of decisions went against us, and a key one," Dyche said.

"I don’t know what Vokesy is meant to do, he stands his ground. In basketball that’s charging, you don’t get a free kick or whatever, the other person does.

“But overall, to come here and get a point is very pleasing, especially when the squad is at stretch.

“I do believe in the squad, but when it’s at stretch, you’re never quite sure, and we had a tough one on Saturday.

“Today we bounced out of that, the back five were excellent at a very tough place to come."

Dyche was pleased Burnley's balance between defence and attack, especially in a memorable first 45 minutes.

“I was pleased, the balance is difficult to find, when you’ve got to defend from your shape and then have the calmness to come out and find that first and second pass, and I thought we did that better first half," the Clarets chief said.

“Second half, credit to them, they went almost one at the back, with Matic almost coming into midfield, and were overloading all the time.

“You’ve got to break from that when you can, and it was tough, without a shadow of a doubt, but that’s why they’ve only lost once here this season, and not given away a point other than against us.

“You’ve got to remind yourself of that, they’re still a top side and look at the people they’re bringing off the bench, so very pleased with the group today."

Burnley can expect a Football Association fine after collecting seven bookings.

“I was surprised, but it’s tough to come to these places and expect to get all the decisions," Dyche said of that record.

“But there’s no angle to it, it is what it is, and I was very happy with the players for seeing through that and getting on with it.

“The Barnes goal is a definite penalty, Rojo has his (Hendrick’s) shirt, I’ve seen it back. That’s got to be given. It doesn’t. And luckily we score from the free kick.

“Little things like that can mean a lot in this level, but overall there was nothing in it, just frustration and wanting the things that might turn it for you. We have to fight for everything at this level, every inch."