Dyche - Win Was For The Fans
Manager Sean Dyche has dedicated the victory over Blackburn Rovers to the fans following Scott Arfield's goal just after the hour mark.
Video - Blackburn Highlights
Audio - Dyche Talks To The BBC
Speaking to the Official Site in his post derby press conference, a pleased and delighted gaffer explained that he was chuffed the fans would head home happy after a battle like that.
'That one is beyond me. It`s for the players and the staff, but it`s mainly for the fans. I meant it before the game and I wasn`t looking for headlines; it`s the people`s game and you want to come out on the right side of it, and we have again. In my first few games here, Paul Robinson was absolutely outstanding at our place. Then, in subsequent games, there was a deflected goal and an offside goal for them here. Finally, we got the win here and there was a twist of fate today that came our way, but on balance I certainly won`t be crying it in because we`ve had our fair share going against us. Credit to Blackburn because they have opened us up for a few chances, and certainly a great one in the second half. But other than that we handled them pretty well and we`ve scored a sublime goal.'
With Arfield's sweet curling effort just after the hour mark being enough to separate the sides at the full time whistle, Dyche was obviously delighted for him and knew that quality of the strike was worthy of winning a game like that.
The 80 yard sprint to celebrate with the fans was also a nice touch! Although Dyche thought it unnecessary with so long left to play in the game.
'The control and detail in the technique was fantastic. I wasn`t so keen on the celebration, although I understand why. When you are running back to your own end, the referee is within his rights to restart the game, but I fully understand watching a player who has scored a marvellous goal. I`ve mentioned it so many times though that you need to find different ways of winning. We`ve played better with the ball than that, but that moment of quality and the defensive side of the game, how organised we were and what they gave for the cause was on show for all to see.'
As for match action details, Dyche did pick out the potential penalty shout for us and he felt it was caste iron and he's no idea why the referee didn't give it when Joey Barton was fouled in the box.
'How we didn`t get a penalty is beyond me. I`ve seen it back and Joey Barton is fouled. If it`s not, there`s some afters and someone trips him up and should be sent off. If that had been Joey Barton tripping someone up, I think he get sent off.'