Burnley boss Sean Dyche was left frustrated as his side slipped to a 2-1 home defeat against the 10 men of Leicester City. Harry Maguire was dismissed with less than four minutes gone after bringing down Johann Berg Gudmundsson when he was clean through on goal and it appeared a golden chance for Burnley to take a big step towards safety.
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Dwight McNeil quickly cancelled out James Maddison’s opener and the Clarets pushed increasingly hard for a second but it was Foxes defender Wes Morgan who got his head to a Youri Tielemans cross for a 90th-minute winner. The result was a bitter blow for Burnley, who remain two points above the Premier League relegation zone but have now played a game more than their rivals.
Dyche said: “Mostly you are frustrated but disappointed. To concede a goal that cost you in the dying embers. It was completely avoidable. We didn’t need to give the corner away in the first place. We didn’t quite get to grips with it in the first half. “It was a really good goal from Dwight. He was a shining light today. We didn’t really find the real clear moments.”
Burnley appealed for several penalties in the second half, with the strongest coming when Charlie Taylor cut across Wilfred Ndidi and went down, but referee Oliver decided there was not enough contact. Dyche has been a fierce critic of diving but felt Taylor was hard done by, saying: “I am not going to start harping on about it. I just think it is a sad state of the game.
“Charlie Taylor falls naturally. I think you’d do well to find he hasn’t touched him. “I feel for the referees. I think their eyes are that trained to diving. We should have taken care ourselves, but at 1-1 that is a really big moment.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.