SEAN Dyche praised his twin attack that fired Burnley to victory over Everton after revealing his half-time change at Turf Moor had been 'purely tactical'.

The Clarets chief took off Jeff Hendrick at the break, replacing him with record signing Chris Wood as Dyche went back to 4-4-2, with Wood partnering Ashley Barnes in attack.

The early change came just a week after Dyche hadn't gone to his bench at all in the 1-1 draw with Southampton, but he revealed the half-time change on Saturday was a chance for a 'fresh start'.

It was a decision that paid dividends, with Barnes firing in an equaliser before Wood headed home a winner 10 minutes from time to land Burnley a first Premier League win when conceding the first goal under Dyche.

Explaining that half-time change, Dyche said: "Sometimes it’s tough with tactical decisions, I didn’t want to wait for it to happen, and sometimes it’s hard for players. If you come on at half-time it’s like a fresh start, but during a game sometimes it’s more tricky to get into.

“It was just purely tactical, I thought we could affect them more with two up front, particularly as after they scored they went more into sort of a counter attacking style, so there wasn’t as much space in front of the two centre halves, which you have to get into, the pockets.

“I thought it worked well, Woody and Barnesy were a real handful, culminating in both of them scoring."

Barnes' equaliser came after a wonderful through ball from Matt Lowton, with his pass from near the halfway line finding the run of Barnes beyond Michael Keane and he buried his shot past Jordan Pickford.

While Pickford's positioning for the goal has been criticised, Dyche felt it was a move that was as close to unstoppable as it comes.

"Matt Lowton’s pass is absolutely fantastic. What a ball that is, up there with the best passes I’ve seen in a long time," he said.

"You always look at it the other way, I’ve said you can often stop every goal, you always pick it to bits, but equally, some times you have to hold your hands up as a manager, and say that’s one you’ve got to write off.

"I think that’s just a fantastic pass, great movement from Barnesy to open up his shoulders between the centre halves, and a good finish.”

The win moved the Clarets to the 40 point milestone, so often considered the first target for clubs seeking to beat the drop.

It matches Burnley's tally from last season but they still have nine games to go to better it and remain in pole position to claim seventh place and a possible spot in Europe next season.

“Forget talk of what it needs, it’s a big marker to get to 40 points with nine games to go. That’s not an easy thing to do," Dyche said.

“It took us a whole season last year. I’ve spoken about signs of improvement and developing and moving forward and that has to be a sign.

“You have to take that as a really strong marker, to get to 40 points now and still with football to play.”