April 19, 2015 15:33:19 UK
Burnley manager Sean Dyche saw his side drop to the bottom of the Premier League table on Saturday, but he insists he will stick to his core beliefs in trying to steer the club away from relegation danger.
Burnley lost 1-0 at Everton and, combined with Leicester winning a third game in a row, beating Swansea, that meant they went above the Lancashire side who are now bottom of the league, on 26 points together with QPR.
They now have just five games left to save their Premier League status, but Dyche refuses to compromise on his principles.
Dyche was frustrated by some refereeing decisions which he felt did not go their way at Goodison Park and said: “Fans don’t want to see players surrounding referees.
“It is frustrating. You try and do things in the correct manner and it doesn’t work for you. But it is not a route we plan on going down.”
He felt Burnley themselves had penalty claims during the match which were not given. Everton were awarded one when Aaron Lennon went down in the box but Tom Heaton saved the spot-kick.
Burnley also went down to 10 men with striker Ashley Barnes sent off in the first half for two yellow cards.
Dyche’s side are next in action in a key relegation battle against Leicester City at Turf Moor next weekend.
They then have three away games out of their last four matches, at West Ham, Hull and Aston Villa together with a home game against Stoke.
For the big game next week, Burnley are priced at 2.50 to win, Leicester are 2.75 for fourth Premier League victory in a row and the draw is 3.30.
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