Sean Dyche backs Burnley for traditional strong finish

Posted May 14, 2017

Sam Vokes headed in a late equaliser for Burnley, but Josh King restored the hosts' lead two minutes later when he converted Ryan Fraser's low cross. Immediately after Sam Vokes' equaliser, Burnley's travelling support were in full voice as they sang: "We are staying up, say we are staying up" before King's late victor moments later.

And although he was lightly run as Cherries followed in Burnley's stead 12 months later, he can now reflect on 40 Premier League appearances - 33 of them starts, the latest against Stoke in last week's 2-2 draw, when he scored his fifth goal of the campaign.

On the sun-kissed south coast, Bournemouth opened the scoring when former Burnley winger Junior Stanislas brilliantly controlled a long ball with his chest before sliding a cute finish into the corner in the 25th minute.

Sean Dyche questions the defending of his central defenders following the 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth, claiming that Burnley "could have nicked something".

"When I left they had just been relegated from League One and were facing League Two with minus 17 points, so it was a club in crisis really".

Burnley fans thought that was the goal to rubber-stamp Premier League safety, but King had the final say.

- Bournemouth have lost just one of their last six home league games (W4 D1), having won none of the previous five at the Vitality Stadium (D2 L3).

Burnley went up the other end and went agonisingly close to drawing level with Arfield's long-range strike inches wide.

Yet just moments later, the tricky Ryan Fraser picked out King with a low cross to net a victor and his 16th goal of the season.

Asked if Bournemouth will struggle to keep hold of King, manager Eddie Howe said: "I don't think so". We love working with him - hopefully he feels the same. "So there was a bit of flatness from the players, particularly in the second half".

"We got a fine goal ourselves, and Vokesey was excellent again - the two centre forwards for each side, Vokesy and Josh King were probably the best players on the pitch".