Away form is an anomaly- Dyche

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Clarets boss Sean Dyche insists Burnley’s away form is “an anomaly”.

And he hopes to build on the performance in the 2-1 defeat at Liverpool when they face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light tomorow.

The Clarets are one of two sides in the Premier League yet to win away from home this season, with champions Leicester City the other.

Burnley bring a run of four-successive away games to an end on Wearside tomorrow, against a side bottom of the table, with the Clarets unbeaten in three outings against David Moyes’ side this term.

The Clarets have scored in their last 12 games in the Premier League, and Dyche hopes they start turning that into wins on the road: “It’s a strange thing, the away situation is an anomaly – we’re creating and scoring goals, we’ve just got to get the right side of a result.

“The performance against Liverpool was a marker, the sight of Liverpool kicking it in the corners and wasting time, and bringing Lucas on for a striker, which you don’t see them do often, was a backhanded mark of respect.

“There were a lot of good signs. We’ve got to keep creating and scoring goals. The fine details have gone against us, but we’re not a million miles away.

“We were pleased with a lot of things at Liverpool. It was a huge step forward after Swansea, we got back to what we are about.”

Sunderland are six points adrift of safety and 12 behind the Clarets, so all the pressure is on the hosts: “The expectation is on them, I’m not just saying that, their fans will be saying they have to go and beat Burnley because they haven’t won away.

“We’ve had the right attitude all season and delivered good performances. It’s about making those performances win. A lot of performances away from home were way off the mark earlier in the season, but that’s not been the case in the main recently.

“If we keep delivering performances and get on top of the fine details...we’re not a million miles away, which is why I’m loathe to over-question things.”