Burnley boss Sean Dyche has expressed his anger at today’s officiating, which saw Arsenal granted a last-minute penalty which decided the game.
The Gunners will feel relieved to have picked up only their second away win of the Premier League campaign, and wont feel too bad about the manner in which it came.
Dyche on the other hand is fuming that his side succumbed all the points thanks to a last-minute penalty, and he even snarls that it was always going to be given against his side.
‘It was highly unlikely it wasn’t going to get given on a day like today, that’s all I’ll say,’ he said.
‘There’s a lot of me inside, that’s raging a lot. It’s a coupon buster, I don’t think anyone would put a bet on that (the fact they keep losing late against Arsenal).
‘I’ve told them (the players) we continue to develop, we continue to move forward.
‘I’ve also told them this is the reality. Football’s a harsh game and sometimes it hurts you.’
The funny thing is we should have already had a penalty earlier in the match when Hector Bellerin had his legs taken away in the box, but Dyche doesn’t seem to remember that decision, as he seems to intimate that the decisions were always going to go against him.
Arsene Wenger funnily enough insists that the decision was 100% correct, although you can be sure that had the decision been the other way around, the Frenchman would definitely have claimed not to have seen the incident…
The Arsenal boss said: ‘From outside it looked 100 per cent. I don’t know why he pushed him in the back. I would like to see it again.’
Was the decision correct? Is Dyche bitter because of previous encounters? Would Wenger have reacted similarly if the shoe was on the other foot?