SEAN Dyche told his players at half-time of their comeback win against Everton that they had 'nothing to lose' as the Clarets broke their Premier League hoodoo.

It had been 53 top flight games under Dyche in which Burnley had gone behind without coming back to win, but they hit back from Cenk Tosun's first-half goal at Turf Moor to end that record and also record a first win in 12 games.

Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood netted in the second half and Dyche revealed the message he had told his players at the break.

"I said, ‘look, you’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain, no one thinks you can come back from being a goal down, because you haven’t historically'.

“I just opened it up and said, ‘just get your shoulders back and go out and play’, take it on, and we did.

“It was a really good performance, and only one lose in five now, that’s how quickly it turns round.”

Burnley hadn't won since December 12, a stretch of 12 games in all competitions, but it included valuable points against Manchester United and Manchester City, and Dyche added: "Facts are facts, it’s been a tough run and I don’t think it’s been totally deserved that we haven’t won, last week was taken away from us for other reasons, and I think the mental resilience to go and perform like that was really pleasing.

“It takes the monkey off everyone’s back, because it makes a story, but hopefully the freedom comes back a little, let’s get back to what we were doing, playing well, trying to perform and win games.”

Dyche felt his side deserved the victory and they were better side in the first half despite finding themselves behind.

He introduced Wood for Jeff Hendrick at half-time and the Clarets increased the pressure on the visitors goal after the break.

“I think overall it was deserved," Dyche said. "We’d given a, certainly, at least, a reasonable performance first half, and I was very pleased with the mentality of the players when they scored, because I don’t think we went under, maybe a couple of minutes soft, but then got back on it.

“We created chances and looked like we were creating problems.

“And then we made a tactical shift at half-time that had a good effect as well.

“I thought we took on the second half with real energy and purpose and belief in what we do, and I was really pleased with that.

“That can be tricky. It sounds really easy, but you’re 1-0 down and on a tough run, and it can be tricky to regain that winning feeling and momentum, but I felt that was on show second half.

“The energy, the belief in how we were playing and working was clearly on show, and it felt like a winning performance, which it ended up being.”