DANNY Murphy hailed Sean Dyche as a 'brilliant manager' as Burnley continued to earn the plaudits.

The Clarets made it four Premier League wins in a row with a 2-1 success at Watford to strengthen their hold on seventh place.

It was a Dyche substitution that turned the game on its head, with Sam Vokes equalising 24 seconds after coming on before Jack Cork's winner.

Speaking on Match of the Day, Murphy highlighted Burnley's defensive record in his praise on Dyche.

"He deserves all the credit he gets. They've got the fourth best defence in the Premier League, that's what it's built on," he said.

"It's work ethic, organisation, coaching them on the training pitch and recruitment, he's made some really good signings. He's a brilliant manager."

Murphy's fellow pundit Frank Lampard also praised the substitution from Dyche.

"He did it recently at West Ham when he bought Chris Wood and changed the game dramatically and he's done it again," the former Chelsea midfielder said.

"The good thing for Sean Dyche is he's got options up front and not many teams in that bracket can say that.

"Sam Vokes comes on, 24 seconds, gets on the end of it and scores a goal. You've got Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes, Sam Vokes there, they're a big threat.

"What a season they're having. They've got spirit and togetherness as a group. Sean Dyche is up there for manager of the season."