‘Barnes got the ball’, says Dyche after horror tackle on Matic

‘Barnes got the ball’, says Dyche after horror tackle on Matic

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche defended Ashley Barnes’ tackle on Nemanja Matic in the Clarets’ 1-1 draw with Chelsea.His challenge provoked a fierce reaction from the Serbia midfielder who shoved Barnes to the ground, leaving referee Martin Atkinson with no option but to send him off, however, the Burnley striker escaped punishment.MATIC TO MISS CAPITAL ONE CUP FINAL: TOTTENHAM FANS RUB IT INDyche, though, believes his player was not lucky to stay on the pitch, claiming the pair simply collided at odd angles.“I had no problem with the incident,” he told talkSPORT following the match.“At the end of the day it’s a challenge that happens every week.“Barnsey gets the ball and I think it’s the momentum of the angles the two players are coming in at [that sees the collision].”last_img

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