Football - Clarets delight Dyche with win

Sean Dyche toasted some champagne football from Burnley and a return to the Sky Bet Championship automatic promotion places after a thrilling 3-2 victory over Huddersfield.

Football - Clarets delight Dyche with win

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Sean Dyche was pleased with the manner of Burnley's victory

The Clarets boss watched on as a Danny Ings double and Kieran Trippier's late strike secured just a third win in 11 league games.

Even a double from Martin Paterson, who left Turf Moor for the Terriers in the summer, could not dampen Dyche's mood.

He said: "There were some real good pockets of football. We looked back to what we're about, really, because we created so many chances.

"The amount of good quality play from us, the number of chances we created, the number of counter-attacks and the quality within them, it wasn't as convincing as arguably it could have been - but all credit to Huddersfield.

"We looked nice and solid, up until their first goal, which was a soft one by our standards.

"I enjoyed some of the play and Kieran probably summed it up right when he said we showed framework and freedom - that's the freedom that comes with it.

"We want the players to play with a shape defensively but also use their own understanding of the game, and then there was a champagne moment for Kieran.

"They didn't lay down, they didn't accept defeat easily and kept at it, they had nothing to lose."

Ings took his tally to 19 in all competitions with two first-half goals, the first stroked under Alex Smithies on six minutes and the second with the outside of his right foot four minutes before the break.

Paterson's 20th-minute goal had the visitors on level terms briefly, but former Manchester City full-back Trippier sealed the points with 11 minutes left.

There was still time for Paterson to score in the final minute, but Huddersfield boss Mark Robins felt his side got exactly what they deserved.

"After the way we've been playing of late, I thought we were disappointing for large parts of the game," he said.

"I didn't think we deserved anything from the game because I didn't think we played particularly well and I thought it took us until 3-1 down to get any life in us.

"But having said that, we could have got something out the game in the end and I think had we done so it would've been great - but it would have been slightly unjust.

"Their first goal was very dubious in all fairness. He was offside, but I'm not going to moan too much.

"We just had a game against Burnley at home where a couple of decisions went our way, it's swings and roundabouts in football sometimes.

"There were some good positives to take from it - Paterson scored another couple of goals.

"Even though we haven't played to our potential, we were within a whisker of grabbing a draw."

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