Dyche satisfied as Burnley earn Brighton point

Dyche satisfied as Burnley earn Brighton point

Dyche satisfied as Burnley earn Brighton point

The Seagulls played out a goalless draw against Burnley on Saturday, although Hughton's side should've been out of sight by half time as they had the better of the chances, the best being a penalty that Glenn Murray fired over the bar towards the end of the first half.

But immediately the home side countered with Pascal Gross picking out Anthony Knockaert to rattle a post with a fierce first-time strike and Burnley were then at full stretch to try and enhance a defensive record bettered only by the two Manchester clubs - the top two teams in the division.

Hughton insisted the referee was right to award a penalty for Murray's tangle with James Tarkowski and accepted the miss as a rarity.

"Everybody misses them now and again".

"We had to rely on Maty to make a really good save in the second-half, but it should have never got to that period".

With just under 20 minutes remaining, Burnley had a golden opportunity to take the lead against the run of play.

"It's the area we need to improve the most".

"(I'm) disappointed because it's a game we should have won".

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He continued, stating: "We should have had another penalty, when there was a good old-fashioned challenge between Murray and Tarkowski".

"When somebody misses a penalty or they score an OG, this is all part and parcel of the game", Hughton added.

"Glenn is normally very reliable and the majority will go in, but occasionally they will miss".

Brighton ended a three-game losing streak in the league to stay 13th with 18 points from 18 games.

"I thought in the second half we grew into the game and got stronger".

"I'm pleased that they didn't and I'm pleased that we had a third clean sheet and seven points in a week".

Johann Berg Gudmundsson's low shot then forced a rare first-half save out of Mathew Ryan in the 21st minute before the hosts nearly edged ahead moments later.

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