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Sean Dyche: Back to basics

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche says his team needed to get back to basics after they beat Brighton 1-0 to record their first win in eight league games.

James Tarkowski netted just before halftime to hand Sean Dyche and Burnley a crucial victory at home.

The win lifted the Clarets out of the relegation zone to 17th place in the Premier League table.

“It certainly feels better than some results recently. It was a very resilient performance and more like us,” Dyche told Sky Sports.

“We’ve been trying to get ourselves back to that and we need to know there is more quality to come.

“We know there’s more ability to come from the players but we needed to get back to a basic framework that works for us and has worked for us so many times.

“That was on show today against a side that do equally keep it tight, so we didn’t think it was going to be a flurry of goals. We thought it might be a tight game and it ended up being exactly that.

“We are slowly but surely making sense of it and remodeling the mental side of the game with the players and reminding them, not just of their ability levels, but of the basics. You have to do the basics well and I think everyone outside the top six has to do that.

“Three of the last four [games], we’ve looked more like ourselves. We haven’t got the results, but we’ve looked more like ourselves, and that was on show again today.”