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Dyche laments refereeing decisions after Burnley defeat to Arsenal

Sean Dyche felt some refereeing decisions went in favour of Arsenal in Burnley’s 3-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium today.

The Burnley manager felt that the scoreline was harsh on his team in the end after some suspect officiating including allowing what Dyche considered to be a ‘marginally offside’ goal for The Gunners.

“It wasn’t a 3-1 game, I think all would agree with that. We conceded soft goals and one was marginally offside,” said Dyche.

“When you come here you do need decisions and so many went against us. Ashley Barnes got an elbow in the face from an unnatural movement before the player goes over yet he gets booked.”

Dyche says his team should have also had a penalty after a push on Kevin Long.

“There was a clear two-handed push on Kevin Long but the penalty wasn’t given because he goes down naturally. We’ve gone 60 games without a penalty now.

“We’ve got to turn good performances into good results.”

Today’s defeat sees Burnley slip into the bottom three as we approach the halfway point of the season.

Dyche has struggled to find answers to his side’s faltering form after they finished in a very impressive 7th place in last season’s Premier League.

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