SEAN Dyche said he was 'flummoxed' that Burnley were not awarded two penalties in their 1-1 draw with Southampton.

Clarets striker Ashley Barnes was denied what looked a certain spot kick in the first half when he was brought down by Saints keeper Alex McCarthy.

Referee Anthony Taylor thought otherwise and booked Barnes for diving before Burnley were given a penalty in added time when Taylor penalised Jack Stephens for handball.

Barnes stepped up and scored to extend the Clarets' unbeaten Premier League run to six games.

Dyche felt the late leveller was just reward for his side but couldn't fathom how his side hadn't been given a penalty for the challenge on Barnes.

"I can't believe what I have seen when he hasn't given us a penalty," he said. "Some people might disagree with me but that is as clear a penalty as I have seen in a long, long time.

"There is no question on any level I don't think. The keeper tries to do his job, that is fair, the player tries to do his job, he gets there first and toes it past him, the keeper brings him down.

"It can't be any clearer in my view than that. He falls naturally, that is what worries me in the game at the minute. When people dive they get penalties, when people fall naturally they are not getting them.

"If that doesn't get given as a penalty and we see some of the madness of the game at the minute and how penalties are getting given when people get a touch on the arm and their legs buckle, that worries me."

The Clarets were on the wrong end of a late offside call against Chris Wood against Watford last month while Manchester United benefitted from a contentious spot kick and a late equaliser which should have been flagged offside in the 2-2 midweek draw.

Dyche added: "The hardship is that we had a big decision late in the game at Watford which is onside, we know that now. I thought there was some strangeness to the finish of the game at Old Trafford which can go for us rather than against us, and today I was flummoxed."

The Clarets chief added: "Three big games for us, four big decisions in those games could have cost us and we have still managed to get three points out of it.

"It would have been ridiculous if we didn't get something out of that game today, even if you just went on the two big decisions because it is two penalties.

"The one thing I am pleased about is that we did get a penalty and it did mean something."

The Clarets fell behind when Nathan Redmond drove home 10 minutes into the second half.

Burnley made most of the running after that with Barnes denied by McCarthy and hitting the bar before converting from 12 yards.

"It was a deserved point," Dyche added. "It would have been a travesty if we at least didn't get a point.

"It was a very thorough performance in many ways, apart from maybe the very start of the game and then the first 15 minutes of the second half. I thought they started that brighter than us, scored a goal.

"They hadn't created that much, I was pleased with the big early save from Tom Heaton which was a good chance for them. I thought we defended very well other than that. The chances we created were enough to at least get something from the game."