Clarets showed real character, says Burnley boss Dyche
8:28pm Saturday 2nd November 2013 in Sport
BURNLEY manager Sean Dyche praised his players' mentality to come back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Millwall and stretch their unbeaten league run to 10 games.
The table topping Clarets trailed for only the second time in the Championship this season when Scott McDonald fired the Lions in front with a 23rd minute volley.
Danny Shittu doubled the home side's advantage with the aid of a deflection off Sam Vokes.
But Vokes reduced the deficit with a downwards header within a minute.
The Clarets drew level after Shane Lowry turned in Michael Kightly's shot 10 minutes into the second half.
Burnley had chances to win it, but Dyche said: “We didn’t start well and you have to be realistic.
“Being 2-0 down is a tough scoreline to change, but we had to do it the hard way and I think that was again evidence that we have a good mentality in the group.
“Without taking anything away from Millwall, we weren’t at the races for the first half an hour. But the second goal, which had an element of luck for them with the deflection, just seems to kick us into life.
“We looked back to what we are all of a sudden and the break actually came a little too quickly for us.
“We were on the front foot, but we responded again and took that into the second half, when we created some good chances and probably deserved to edge it overall.”
The point keeps Burnley a point clear at the top, after Leicester closed the gap with a 3-0 win at Watford in the lunchtime kick-off.
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