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Dyche: Teamwork the secret of our success

SEAN DYCHE said yesterday that his side’s team ethic had been made clear this season by the quality and distribution of Burnley’s goals.

Scott Arfield became the eighth different player to hit the target for the Clarets in the Premier League at the weekend as a 1-0 home win against Watford lifted them to within two points of the Champions League places.

Next up for Dyche’s side are Stoke at Turf Moor tonight.

“There’s an obvious case for strikers being strikers and we want them to score, of course, but behind that it’s a team event,” Dyche said.

“It’s not just about relying on anyone. It’s relying on everyone, in fact. Goals can come from different areas of the pitch for different reasons and Saturday was a good show of it and another good goal.”

Arfield, making his first start since October 21 due to Robbie Brady’s long-term knee injury, slotted calmly into the corner after Jeff Hendrick had stepped over Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s cross.

“There have been some really high-quality goals this season,” Dyche added. “We crunched the pitch, we nicked the ball back, good calmness from [Jack Cork] and then a deliberate pass into the box from Johann.

“It was clever play from Jeff Hendrick and then fantastic feet from Scott Arfield.”

Arfield, whose previous start had come in the defeat at Manchester City in October, was also on target to earn Burnley a point in their 1-1 draw at Liverpool in September.


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