SEAN Dyche praised his sharpening strikeforce and an overall “calmness” as Burnley made it back-to-back wins to climb out of the bottom three with victory at Huddersfield Town, in a game where both sides were reduced to 10 men.

Chris Wood scored his second in as many games – and his 100th in league football - to pull the Clarets level after Steve Mounie had given bottom club Huddersfield the lead.

The Terriers were a man down from the 41st minute, when Christopher Schindler picked up a second yellow card following a foul on Dwight McNeil – although the defender seemed unaware of his first booking.

Once level the Clarets looked in control, and Ashley Barnes’ composed finish in the 74th minute secured the win - although Burnley had to endure an anxious finale after substitute Robbie Brady was red-carded for a rash challenge on Isaac Mbenza in the 90th Dyche, who celebrated his 100th league win as Burnley boss, said: "I was really pleased, the calmness was one of the biggest things I was pleased with, because they took a lead, and then it's how you react.

"I thought there was a calmness, we kept probing, we kept playing and kept asking questions.

"I thought our two centre forwards were excellent, they built into the game, got hold of the ball, they fought, and we started to find moments.

"When those moments come, we think we've got quality - the first goal is an excellent goal. Dwight does well, he fires one across and Woody is looking like he's coming back to where he wants to be.

"He's driving across the box, really sharp, and him and Barnesy were a handful."

Burnley looked to have been getting to grips with a more physical encounter when Mounie headed the Terriers in front on 33 minutes.

“Credit to Huddersfield, however you look at it, they've got a goal, a good one from their point of view and a soft one from ours,” said Dyche.

"We're getting tighter with that, to be fair, I don't think we gave too much away tonight.

"I think, on the balance of play early on, after the first seven or eight minutes, we got a real foothold, and we started to keep the ball, mix it well, and when we do that, we are a side that can cause trouble.

"We were causing trouble.

"We were calm after the first goal, and then we score, and it changes with the sending off.

"But then that's difficult, and credit to Huddersfield, they kept working, stayed diligent and stayed in their shape, so we had to keep probing, until we found the chance.

"There were other chances, but it was a really good goal and a really good finish from Barnesy and we deserved to win the game from there."

Brady’s late dismissal knocked a bit of gloss off the result, but Dyche said neither side could complain about the red cards.

"I think there's not a lot in it, but he pulls him when Dwight's got round him, and we know now, if someone gets away from someone and they pull them, that's the way it goes,” the Burnley boss said of Schindler’s dismissal.

Of Brady’s late, straight red, he added: "That's the worst part about it, really, it's a loose challenge, no doubt - not a nasty one, Robbie's not like that.

"It's just loose, and the referee has no choice.

"That is one of them, the only blot on it, we've been struggling to get numbers back, and we're just getting some back, including him, and then we get him banned. That's the way it goes.”

Brady will now serve a three-match suspension, starting with Saturday’s FA Cup third round clash at home to Barnsley, and Dyche added: "Saturday was another chance to play, and he would have played, definitely, but what's done is done."