Dyche talks about penalty drama in Burnley match

The manager was shocked that the referee didn’t award his team a penalty kick after a first half four over Ashley Barnes.

In the first half of the Burnley-Southampton match, Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy fouled Ashley Barnes.

But the referee didn’t see it like that and booked Barnes for simulation.

Then in the second half, Nathan Redmon gave Southampton the lead, until Barnes was given the chance to take a penalty kick in the last play of the game to even things out 1-1.

“I have absolutely no idea, whatsoever, why that penalty wasn’t awarded,” Burnley coach Sean Dyche told the team’s official website.

“I’ll just reiterate that when players fall naturally, I don’t think they are getting penalties.”

This is the team’s first penalty in 68 English Premier League matches.

“I think I’ve been honest enough to speak about that this season, when results have gone against us, such as when Harry Kane should have had one and West Ham should have been awarded one, and I just don’t know where the game is going,” the manager continued.

“Dives get given as penalties and real falls are not getting given and just because Ashley hasn’t thrown his arms in the air and rolled around 10 times, he gets nothing.”

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“The keeper comes out trying to do his job. the center forward gets there first and toes it past him, and the keeper brings him down,” he tried to explain the penalty.

“It is impossible, in my opinion, that that is not a penalty and I just don’t understand it.”

Burnley FC is currently sitting in the 17th position of the standings with just 24 points after 25 matches.

The team has only won six games, drawing another six and losing 13.

Their next match is on Saturday, February 9th against Brighton and Hove Albion.


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