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Burnley spirit pleases Sean Dyche after late revival against Cardiff City

30 November 2015

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has praised the mentality of his players after they rescued a point late on against Cardiff City.

The Clarets were trailing 2-0 in South Wales with just five minutes to play, following earlier goals from Aron Gunnarsson and Sean Morrison.

But Rouwen Hennings' strike five minutes from time gifted Burnley a lifeline, and they snatched the equaliser deep into injury time after an own goal from Matt Connolly.

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Burnley have now gone nine games unbeaten in the Sky Bet Championship, and Dyche was overwhelmed by their fighting spirit.

“I am just so pleased with the mentality of the players because they never go under," he told burnleyfootballclub.com.

“The fans know it too and to come down here on a miserable day weather wise, and see their players give everything for them again is a great feeling.

"We have a relentless nature and we never go under. If we do, it’ll be through good play from the opposition, not from our own lack of will and desire.

“We’ve had that scratch of luck to get the equaliser, but I felt we’d deserved it by that stage."

After three consecutive draws, Burnley now sit fifth in the Sky Bet Championship standings, and return to Turf Moor on Matchday 19 for the visit of Preston North End.

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