Sean Dyche pleased to end season with a point

Sean Dyche
Sean Dyche
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Clarets boss Sean Dyche was pleased with a point as Burnley ended a monumental campaign with a 2-2 draw at Reading.

Burnley were searching for a record 12th away win of the season, but settled for a club record 93 points - the most ever recorded by the second tier’s runners-up.

Burnley trailed to a Kieran Trippier own goal, but bounced back to lead through Scott Arfield’s ninth goal of the season and Danny Ings’ 26th - his first since the win at Blackburn.

A stunning Garath McCleary volley earned the Royals a point, as Brighton snatched a late winner at Nottingham Forest to deny them a play-off place.

Ings had a chance to make it 3-1 just before half-time, and Dyche said: “I thought the defining moment was their keeper saving from Ingsy, I think that would have swung it considerably in our favour.

“I thought we were on top at that time, but credit to Reading, they had to go for it, and they did.

“The ball came forward, and forward and forward, but I thought overall we defended well and I’m happy with a point.

“I thought we were bright first half, their goal, albeit an own goal, kind of kicked us into life and we were very good after that.

“Overall I was happy with the performance and some good individual performances.

“You have to remember, mentally, our players had done the job. It’s different at home, your fans are there and you want to give them that win, but away it can be a softening off, although I didn’t think there were signs of that - they were terrific.”

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