Burnley boss Sean Dyche was full of praise for his players after the Clarets’ comfortable 2-0 win over Norwich City.

Two first-half Chris Wood goals were enough to give Dyche’s team all three points in a contested which was one-sided in terms of chances for large spells, despite Norwich having the bulk of the possession.

And Dyche said: “We had chances, I was pleased with everything, to be honest, the pressing, the framework of the side, with the play - we mixed our play well - I was pleased with the chances we created, and left them very little.

“They hit the post, but if that goes in, it’s a travesty at that stage, we were all over them, we smothered the game in and out of possession.

“I’ve been them twice coming into the Premier League, it’s difficult, they had a massive result last week, and then you come to us and it’s a different feel, and that’s a difficult thing, so I’m certainly not critical of them, they’ve done fantastic so far, but I’ve got to look at us, against a team that’s come here confident, and we were super strong with our performance.”

Norwich’s insistence on playing out from the back was largely their undoing with the Canaries giving the ball away in their third of the pitch a number of times.

They were also caught napping for both Wood goals – the first a near-post flick header from an Ashley Westwood corner, the second a close-range shot from a Dwight McNeil cross.

Dyche felt his side got on the front foot early doors and that stopped the visitors from playing in the style that saw then beat champions Manchester City last weekend.

He said: “Everyone wants to play their style, and it’s fine, I’ve never questioned it, we do what we do, we look to affect games as high as we can.

“I always find it ironic we’re a team that drops off and tries to counter - you know teams are sometimes that good you end up doing that, we don’t do it be design, we want to be on the front foot and take games on, and it’s not easy, the Premier League is very difficult.

“It’s still a difficult win today but made slightly easy by the performance level of some of our players. I thought the collective group performed very well.”

The Clarets boss singled out scorer Wood for special praise after the Kiwi notched his first goals of the campaign.

Dyche said: “The thing is, he’s been working diligently, and Barnesy has been getting the praise, rightly so, for his performances and goals, Woody has been working behind that, Jay Rod is knocking on the door, Vyds has come to life the last few weeks.

“There’s a good group there, and as people know, generally I like to play with two strikers, we want to affect the game, and o thought we did.

“I’m pleased for Woody, he’s stuck at it, and scored two really good goals.”

The Carets had strong calls for a penalty turned down in the second half when Ashley Barnes was felled as he broke into the box.

The decision not to award the spot kick baffled Dyche and left him questioning the role of VAR.

He said: I can’t believe we didn’t get a penalty, on Barnesy. I’m a big fan of VAR, but I don’t know where it lives if that’s not a penalty, in my opinion, and when I see people rolling on the floor every week, and their lad has battered Dwighty and Jay Rod and doesn’t get a second yellow and stays on the pitch.

“I can’t work that out. Another day that might affect the game, so that’s why I’m asking the question, because you never know, they could be big moments.

“It’s alright to mention them when we haven’t got a result, so it’s fair when we have.

“I don’t know every in and out of VAR, I was just surprised, if he puts it away, the game is completely dead. For me, when I see people get touched there (on the shoulder) and their legs collapse, Barnesy got knocked across his shins and it’s got to be a penalty.”