Sean Dyche Left 'Stunned' By Penalty Decision During Burnley's Defeat to Southampton

Published on: 16 October 2016

Burnley boss Sean Dyche was left fuming after his side were denied a penalty during their Premier League defeat at Southampton last Sunday.

The defeat for Burnley means its back-to-back defeats for Sean Dyche's side, although they remain in 14th place in the table.

With the game locked at 0-0 duirng the first half, Saints defender Virgil Van Dijk appeared to foul Burnley'sJohann Berg Gudmundsson inside the areabutdespitethe away side's vociferous appeals, referee Mike Dean waved away their claim.

Two second half goals from the in-from Charlie Austin, along with a separate striker from Nathan Redmond, condemned the Clarets to a 3-1 defeat. Burnley were eventually awarded a consolationpenalty, scored by Sam Vokes, but Dyche decided to focus onthe penalty that wasn't awarded in the first half.

He toldSky Sports:"We knew they were a good side and in a good run of form, especially defensively.It's very difficult when you come to these places, particularly when we can't get a decision. I'm stunned by our penalty that wasn't given. I've seen it back and am absolutely amazed.

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"They're a really good side and made it a really tough afternoon for us. But it's not helpful when it's 0-0 and you should have a penalty. Who knows after that? It changes the dynamic in the ground and the whole feel of the game.''

It will have been a bitter pill to swallow for Dycheafter Burnley were controversially denied a point in their last game against Arsenal, where a late LaurentKoscielny goal appeared to be knocked in by the defender's hand.

The Claret's manager will hope to see an upturn in his team's results and luck in their next leaguematch against Everton.