Dyche: We were due some luck

first_img Boss Dyche said: “You need a scratch of luck and we got that with the goal. “It can’t be said for the penalty save because I think it’s an absolutely outstanding save rather than a miss, and their lad (Victor Wanyama) put one over later in the game. “They are the margins and we’ve been on the wrong side of those margins at times. Overall I thought the luck that went in our favour was well deserved. “There’s a belief about what we do and I’ve made it clear – we didn’t come into this division thinking we’re going to have 500 passes a game and rip teams to shreds. “We knew we’d have to find different ways of winning. We did that last year. We’ve taken that mentality into this year. “I thought some of the football in the first half was very good, with pockets of it in the second half. That’s our fifth clean sheet in 15 games, which is a marker in itself at this level.” Barnes also scored the winner against Hull and appears to have established himself as the regular strike partner for leading scorer Danny Ings. Dyche signed the 25-year-old from Brighton in January, and he said: “He keeps going, he’s an awkward customer. “He can be clean at times, sometimes not so clean at others, but he’s very awkward at this level. He’s a newcomer, people won’t know much about him and he sticks at it. “His stats are through the roof and he’ll give you everything.” The game looked like a good chance for Southampton to get back on track after successive defeats to three of the Premier League’s big boys but it was not to be. Manager Ronald Koeman hailed Burnley’s “unbelievable spirit” but was disappointed with the penalty, saying: “It’s good goalkeeping but it’s a bad penalty.” Southampton had 60 per cent of the possession and 15 shots to Burnley’s seven but Koeman was left frustrated that again they could not make their chances count. “I’m very disappointed,” he said. “I think it’s the same story as the last few games. “We played well. The start of the game was difficult, they started a little bit better. They played direct football, battled for the second ball, but I think after 20 minutes we controlled the game. “We didn’t create a lot in the first half but from the start of the second half until missing the penalty we played great football. We had the best chances, had total domination and I waited for the goal. “We had good chances to kill the game at that moment and one mistake – it’s our throw-in and it ended with a goal for Burnley. “Why we didn’t win today, why we didn’t win against Manchester United, and why we had a run of winning games, it’s all about scoring chances and more mistakes in defence. “Maybe it’s a little bit confidence now as well after the four defeats.” Press Association Ashley Barnes’ deflected shot in the 73rd minute, after Tom Heaton had earlier saved Dusan Tadic’s penalty, earned the Clarets a 1-0 victory over Southampton. It was enough to lift Burnley out of the relegation zone, at least until QPR play Everton on Monday. Sean Dyche felt Burnley deserved the luck that helped them to a third win in six Premier League games.last_img read more

Alejandro frustrated with NU’s lack of effort against UE

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University’s final four bid took another hit.Despite all the pre-season talk, the Bulldogs are struggling to get solid momentum in the Final Four race of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament and on Saturday, they slipped again.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIEScenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lady Bulldogs sweep way to PVL Collegiate crown View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ UE also bludgeoned NU, 18-9, in the closing minutes of the game with Mark Olayon giving the Red Warriors a 14-point lead, 88-74, with 47 seconds left.“I have no idea, all I thought of in the end was try to cut the lead and try to win,” said Alejandro who finished with 16 points and 10 assists. “We fell short.”“We couldn’t follow the game plan and some of us were out of focus, the starters were out of focus.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University of the East, a humble 2-6 team, stunned NU, 90-77, in a match the Bulldogs badly needed to win in order to tie Far Eastern University and University of the Philippines, two teams that have shared ownership of the fourth seed.And for J-Jay Alejandro, the show the Bulldogs displayed was everything short of a fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“No one fought in this game,” said Alejandro in Filipino at Smart Araneta Coliseum as the sixth-seeded Bulldogs fell to 3-5.Alejandro played much of the fourth quarter to lead NU’s core but the Red Warriors owned the final period outscoring the Bulldogs 28-18 in the final 10 minutes. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

‘I’m not thinking about the future’ – Morata brushes off Arsenal transfer talk

first_img1 Alvaro Morata in action for Juventus Arsenal and Real Madrid target Alvaro Morata has insisted his focus is on Euro 2016 and not his future at Juventus.The Spaniard came off the bench to score the winner in Saturday’s Coppa Italia final against AC Milan to secure a historic consecutive league and cup double for the Old Lady.Real Madrid are expected to activate their buy-back option on Morata this summer, while Arsenal are also lining up a bid.But the 23-year-old has refused to discuss where he will be next season.“It’s not my last game of the season as I have to play in the Euros,” Morata told Rai Sport.“I have to make the most of my current form and not even think about the future.”last_img