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Burnley boss Dyche finds McNeil positive in Spurs rout

Burnley boss Sean Dyche found a positive in Dwight McNeil's performance in their 5-0 thrashing at Tottenham.

Harry Kane's brace and further goals from Heung-Mon Son, Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko continued Jose Mourinho's honeymoon period in north London.

But Dyche insisted his players can take a lead from McNeil, who carved out two big openings for the Clarets in the opening half and continues to take the game to the hosts.

“Dwight was fantastic again. He is a fantastic talent and I couldn't be prouder of what he's doing," said Dyche.

“He's a young man who, as you saw today, is taking on the Premier League and he's been outstanding.

“Even today, when the game has gone at three and four, he is still working and trying to open chances up.

“The kid has strength and the moral courage to have the ball, which is a massive strength in the Premier League and he's also got physical power.

“He's a shining light lately and I said to some of the older boys that someone like that can invigorate you.

“Seeing someone like that, at his game like that, and taking it on, should give you a lift."

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