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Burnley boss Dyche has pop at officials after 3-3 draw – and felt Palace defender should have been punished

Sean Dyche was left aggrieved by some of the decisions that didn’t go Burnley’s way in their 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace and added that the officiating wasn’t to the “level we would hope”.

The Eagles played out an entertaining 3-3 draw with at Turf Moor to move up to ninth in the Premier League.

“It is bizarre,” said Dyche when asked about the referee deciding there was no foul on Chris Wood after he went down under pressure by Joachim Andersen. “I am all for the game allowing some of the soft things and they are trying to find a better balance with the physicality in the game, sensible physicality of course.

“That is bizarre, I have seen it back, two hands across his chest and whoever is looking at that I have no clue how they can’t see he has brought him down.

“James Tarkowski getting booked, it is nearly impossible. He is trying to stop trouble and he ends up getting booked.

“He [Tarkowski] has been excellent and I can’t see what the referee is looking at. He has got hold of Zaha and is trying to stop him going at Matt Lowton and I have no clue how that ends up with a booking.

“Maxwel has half a chance of a penalty when he pops it round the corner. I have seen that back, and the player pushed him in the chest. Zaha did that on the edge of our box and stumbled and went down before he has even let it go round the corner and he gets it so it is one of those things.

“The referee had a quiet game today. He wasn’t clear minded. On another day you get them, but we didn’t today. The referee had one of those games today, not to the level we would hope.”

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