Burnley 0-1 Arsenal: Sean Dyche Accepts That Dramatic Penalty Was The Right Call

By The Editor
on 26th November 2017

Sean Dyche preferred to focus on his defenders…


Burnley manager Sean Dyche accepted that the late challenge in the box on Aaron Ramsey was “probably” a penalty after Alexis Sanchez tucked the ball home in injury time.

It’s our third injury-time winner against Burnley in our last three Premier League encounters, and they’ve all come by way over controversial circumstances.

Laurent Koscielny’s winner shouldn’t have stood last season as he bundled the ball over the line with his hand, while the penalty he won at the Emirates Stadium shouldn’t have been given considering his offside position before he called for the ball.

However, on this occasion, Dyche accepted that the right call had been made.

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“There’s definite contact. Are you kidding me?” Dyche snapped at the reporter who insinuated that Ramsey may have dived.

“Have you seen this division? That was like, it was an absolute smash in the back compared to what most people go down with, in this division.

“He gets contact. There’s definitely a nudge in the back,” the Burnley boss added.

“My suggestion is I don’t think he [Ramsey] is gonna get the ball. I think it’s going over him.

“But, like I say I need to be clear on this, probably that gets given. Probably.”

It definitely was the right call, and it reemphasized the notion that there’s no better feeling as a fan than a last-minute winner.

The win at Burnley also saw us keep another clean sheet, a welcome habit given our early troubles in the league this season.


source: Guardian Football