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Sean Dyche explains why ‘Brucey I think will be aggrieved’ after Burnley 1 Newcastle 0

11 months ago

Sean Dyche was a happy and relieved man at the final whistle.

Burnley beating Newcastle 1-0 in a shocking game of football.

To be fair, the odd bit of football that was played, normally came from the home side.

Sean Dyche had seen his team win only two of their last eight matches and lose all of the last three, conceding 11 goals in their last four and a half hours of football.

A perfect opposition turning up today then as Steve Bruce went with his usual ultra-negative tactics and the Magpies didn’t have a single shot on target, not for the first time this season.

Steve Bruce came out after the game and embarrassingly blamed the referee for the result, saying the referee shouldn’t have been given this as his first ever Premier League match.

Sean Dyche declared ‘Brucey I think will be aggrieved’ when discussing the incident that led to a corner that led to the goal. The Burnley boss saying that in modern football Fernandez would maybe usually have got a free-kick when trying to shepherd the ball out of play, whilst being challenged by a Burnley player.

However, overall he was keen to put it in the context of the modern game and you get some decisions not all, pointing to Andy Carroll who would normally have been sent off when elbowing Mee in the face.

Sean Dyche:

“I was surprised by Andy Carroll staying on the pitch (after elbowing Ben Mee in the face).

“In the modern game, no disrespect to him, if you lead (with) an elbow and it’s too far, too high, too late…then the way the modern game is, you probably get sent off.

“It shouldn’t be a game of decisions but it might be talked about as that.

“Ben Mee is used to getting knocked about and he’s alright.

“He is an old school centre half, in a good way, as tough as teak.

“I don’t think there was any malice in it (from Carroll), I don’t think it was nasty.

“I just think it’s the way the game is, if you get a loose elbow like that you normally get sent off.

“In my day, it was just a weekly event!

“I don’t think there’s anything in it, I just think it’s loose and that usually is a red card.

“They, VAR, decided no and we had to go with it.

“It’s a tough one (penalty appeal for handball against Dummett), the game is in a kind of flux with all these decision.

“They (Newcastle) had a tough one for the corner (which led to the goal).

“Is it a foul?

“Not necessarily but the modern game suggests it probably is, if you touch anyone in the back now, they go down and it ends up normally as a foul.

“It is not something I enjoy about the game nowadays but that is the way it goes.

“Brucey I think will be aggrieved by that (decision to give a corner).

“Then we have taken a great corner and worked the tactic well, Woody scores a great goal.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Burnley 1 Newcastle 0 – Saturday 14 December 3pm



Wood 58

(Half-time stats are in brackets)

Possession was Burnley 48% (54%), Newcastle 52% (46%)

Total shots were Burnley 7 (4), Newcastle 9 (4)

Shots on target were Burnley 4 (2), Newcastle 0 (0)

Corners were Burnley 4 (3), Newcastle 3 (1)

Crowd: 19,798 (2,450 NUFC)

Referee: Tim Robinson

Newcastle team v Burnley:

Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Dummett, Willems (Gayle 70), Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Atsu (Muto 79), Joelinton, Carroll

Unused Subs

Elliot, Lejeune, Yedlin, Krafth, Matty Longstaff

(It’s embarrassing as Steve Bruce blames referee for defeat at Burnley instead of holding his hands up – Read HERE)

(Burnley 1 Newcastle 0 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Saturday’s defeat – Read HERE)

(Burnley 1 Newcastle 0 – Watch the official match highlights and goal HERE)

(Burnley 1 Newcastle 0 – With such negative tactics and not a single shot on target it’s what you deserve – Read HERE)


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