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Dyche delight at Burnley win

4 November 2012

Newly-appointed Burnley boss Sean Dyche was delighted by his winning start to life at Turf Moor after watching his side canter to comfortable win against Wolves.

Goals either side of half-time from Martin Paterson and the prolific Charlie Austin were enough to hand the Clarets a 2-0 win against a below-par Wolves.

"It was a fantastic start," said Dyche. "I spoke about bringing about a one-club mentality and that's a good way to start when a big club like Wolves come to town and you get a nice win and a clean sheet."

He added: "The players have been very honest, they know there is work to be done and there is still work to be done but it was more a case of realigning them. They're good people and are very honest and they know what they can do and some of the things they haven't been doing well.

"I'm absolutely delighted but I'm also very greedy and I thought in the second half we didn't use the ball as well as we could but we did show the qualities which I am told haven't been prevalent this season."

Assessing the contribution of Austin, whose effort was his 19th in what is already a memorable season, Dyche added: "He's a work in progress is Charlie but we are not going to take that goalscoring prowess away from him."

Paterson opened the scoring after 17 minutes, slotting through the legs of Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme after a superb through ball from Ben Mee. The Clarets doubled their lead seven minutes into the second half, Austin nodding home from a Ross Wallace corner.

Wolves manager Stale Solbakken said: "It was a bad performance overall until there were 15 or 20 minutes left. When they scored the goal they were on top and I changed it around and at the end we had chances to score but it was one of those days.

"I must say that players who for a long time had been rock solid had off days and I probably picked the wrong team, although I was confident before the game that we would have a very good game and we didn't do that.

"All the players tried as hard as they could but they didn't have a good day and it is down to the manager. We have to make sure that this form drop does not last for long."


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