Burnley boss Sean Dyche was pleased with the way his side showed plenty of calm to see off 10-men Everton to move into the Premier League European places.

Toffees’ full-back Seamus Coleman was dismissed early in the second half after picking up his second booking for a clumsy aerial challenge on Dwight McNeil.

The Irishman was perhaps lucky to still be on the pitch after the break given many thought his challenge on Erik Pieters before the interval was worthy of a red card.

Dyche, who saw his side keep a third clean sheet in four home games, felt the visitors did well to continue trying to press but was full of praise for his side.

He said: “It was a really tight game in the first half with two teams trying to open each other up with not many chances.

“Equally, there was not much in the game second half. That started pretty much the same then the sending off came.

“Personally, from a management point of view, credit to Everton because they opened up the pitch even more, threw caution to the wind and it knocked us out of kilter a little bit.

“That sometimes happens against 10, sometimes you dominate, sometimes it becomes tricky and today was a tricky one.

“I thought we saw our way through the next seven or eight minutes and calmed it down so I was pleased with that.

"And then we score a good set piece goal.

“Then it was about seeing the game out rather than chasing it and I thought we did that well overall.”

The Clarets got the breakthrough courtesy of a superb Jeff Hendrick strike, the Irish international volleying home a deep Ashley Westwood corner.

Dyche had moved Hendrick into the middle of the park in the absence of the injured Jack Cork.

And he felt the 27-year-old is continuing to show Clarets fans what he can offer, wherever he’s asked to play.

He said: “"I was questioning my own thoughts on the shape because we did so well at Villa with the change of shape in the second half.

"In the end you wonder how the game is going to pan out but I thought our shape was good and Jeff I thought had another strong performance.

"He is a good player and continues to be a good player.

“It’s one thing we’ve spoken about with Jeff (scoring more goals) because sometimes it’s confusing as a player. Your belief level will be different – I think he’s a better player than he thinks he is and I think there is more to come from him and goals is one of those things.

“You are allowed to score from other positions! I think he prefers to play in the midfield but the mentality we have here is that I could ask most players to play anywhere and they would get on with it – they’d certainly give it their lot.”