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Cherries performance pleases Dyche

6th April 2019, 18:33 by Craig Smithson

Burnley produced one of "our best performances" as they came from behind to win 3-1 at Bournemouth, according to Sean Dyche.

The Clarets fell behind after an early own goal from Ashley Barnes before finishes from Chris Wood, Ashley Westwood and then Barnes rewarded a fine performance.

If their present points tally of 36, with five remaining fixtures, is not enough for them to be considered safe - despite being eight clear of the bottom three and on a largely upward trajectory - they can essentially achieve that ambition with victory next week at home to Cardiff.

Manager Dyche said: "The calmness was key and I was really pleased with that. We've done that better since Christmas.

"Twenty-four points in 14 games since Christmas, that's a fantastic return. With performances like that you can see why we've got that return.

"When you think you're 1-0 down early in the game, then it's up there with our best performances."

Asked about the latest promising display from Dwight McNeil, 19, the 47-year-old Dyche responded: "He continues to enjoy the challenge, he continues to enjoy his performances.

"The midfield two were excellent and Westwood is having a fine second half of the season. We'll be focused on the next game; we'll take the next game on."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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