Burnley boss Sean Dyche pointed to the “soft goals” conceded by his side after seeing a lead slip in their 2-1 defeat against Newcastle at Turf Moor.

Sean Dyche said: “It was a very dominant performance and it’s disappointing that you don’t get anything from the game, but that’s football. You’ve got to turn the key moments in your favour, which we sort of nearly did but didn’t quite see it off. The second goal was going to be important and we didn’t get that despite creating enough. They were two relatively soft goals. The first one we didn’t get the blocks in a place where we’d normally deal with it, and the second one we dropped too deep and allowed the lad to show a bit of talent but though I’m disappointed with the result I’m not disappointed in the performance.”

Burnley bossed possession throughout the match and, though rocked by Newcastle quick goals, had late chances to score an equaliser as Chris Wood and Vydra both had sights of goal.

Sean Dyche added: “It sounds mad but but I don’t think those two players (Saint-Maximin and fellow sub Callum Wilson) affected the game apart from those two moments, but that’s why they’re the key moments. It’s about creating the quality of chances. I don’t get carried away with the number, but we did enough to get a second today.”

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