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Burnley boss Dyche hails Pope for victory over Crystal Palace

Burnley boss Sean Dyche hailed his goalkeeper Nick Pope for last night's win against Crystal Palace.

Chris Wood's eighth-minute strike was enough for Burnley to collect their first Premier League victory of the campaign, but they were indebted to Pope, who saved well from Nathaniel Clyne, Andros Townsend and Michy Batshuayi.

“I thought Popey's save really encapsulates the right feel about the group because he's flung himself, makes a great save and gets a knock in the process," Dyche said.

“That's what it takes sometimes, that kind of endeavour and desire to make sure you see the game through.

“I thought it was a real good moment for us but it also gives the feeling of the spirit in the camp. I don't think that's wavered through this period, everyone's stayed in the right direction to turn things around.

“We've made a start, that's all it is, there's loads of work to be done but it's a nice start to win that game."

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