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Dyche braces up for big decision after starting Heaton

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche revealed he has a goalkeeping dilemma to resolve after picking Tom Heaton ahead of Joe Hart in their 2-0 win over West Ham.

The former City goalie started all 19 of Burnley’s Premier League games before Sunday’s 2-0 win but was relegated to the bench when the Hammers visited Turf Moor.

And Heaton ticked all the boxes in the game including a save from Andy Carroll that earned his side a clean slate.

With England stopper Nick Pope set to return from injury soon, Dyche is spoiled for choice between the posts but will struggle to keep everyone happy.

Big decisions coming,” Dyche told BT Sport. “You’ve got three England goalkeepers, all of high quality, and Tom showed that today.

“The thing I’m pleased with Tom is, he keeps his profession right. That’s hard when you’re out of the side, chomping, you want to be playing, he’s been so professional.

“He works hard, stays on top of himself and he gets his rewards because he comes in and not only gives a good general performance but makes a big, big save at the end.”

The selection of Heaton proved popular with the crowd even before kick-off, with the 32-year-old given a huge ovation when announced as captain for the day.

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