Sean Dyche gives his view on Newcastle United

Sean Dyche pointed the finger at injuries after Burnley edged a scrappy game against “organised” Newcastle United at Turf Moor.

Chris Wood scored the only goal of the game yesterday from a disputed corner. Both teams were missing players, and Burnley manager Dyche said: “It was a game of few high-quality chances, and we thought it might like that because that’s how their results have been.

“They’re very organised, hard to break down and have some good players. They have had a couple of injuries, and we have had a spell of injuries.”

Dyche also said he was “surprised” Newcastle striker Andy Carroll wasn’t sent off after catching Ben Mee with his elbow. Dyche said: “If you leave an elbow, and it’s too far, too high and too late, then the way the modern game is, you probably get sent off.”

Carroll brushed off Dyche's claim, while United head coach Steve Bruce was critical of referee Tim Robinson.

Sean Dyche, left, and Steve Bruce.