Sean Dyche, coach of Burnley, recently blamed the referee for causing his team’s defeat against Leeds United in the Boxing Day.

No team wants to leave the Boxing Day with a defeat, neither do they want to conceded a loss caused by mistaken move of the referee. Unfortunately, Burnley was defeated by Leeds United in the Boxing Day due to a mistake of the referee. Sean Dyche eventually talked more about that issue and blamed the referee for making a wrong assumption in the first half.

It was Leeds United that got the opening goal thanks to a successful penalty of Patrick Bamford. The Englishman cashed in the shot though Burnley’s goalie Nick Pope has been able to sneakily touch the ball.

Leeds United got the advantage, and then the luck at the same time as the equalizer of Burnley’s Ashley Barnes was ruled out for the foul of Ben Mee on Illan Meslier. Burnley’s coach believed that it was the ruled out goal of Barnes that cost Burnley everything.

The Clarets remained to be an offensive side in the remaining time of the match, but they could not make it to the back of the net again. Robbie Brady and Dwight McNeil of Burnley sat out in the match, and the absence of this duo also affected the outcome of the club quite decently.

Anyway, Sean Dyche mostly focused on the situation that the referee ruled out the goal of Barnes. The Englishman questioned why Burnley could not have the service of “big referees.” As Burnley is fighting to avoid the relegation zone, Dyche believed that his team should be “refereed properly.”

Bamford cashed in the first chance for Leeds United and the only goal of the match. Photo: AFP

He said that the referee should learn “somewhere.”

However, Dyche also believed that his team needed to be better and more careful with chance that they have created.

“But it is not the whole story of the game. We haven’t found the moments. We can’t just throw the decisions against it,” he said. “Even in the first half we were close but in the second half we dominated and ran them into the ground.”

In the end, Dyche said that he was superbly pissed afterward the defeat against Leeds United and his team needed to have a big referee in the upcoming display.

Burnley is now in the bottom three zone of the English Premier League table and finding their way out from the danger of being regulated back to the Championship. Sadly, their journey will not be an easy one. Besides them, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham, and Sheffield United also are fighting for avoiding the regulation to the Championship.
Highlights video made by the EPL’s YouTube.

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