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Dyche laments lack of VAR

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche. Photo: Getty Images

Burnley manager Sean Dyche. Photo: Getty Images

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche. Photo: Getty Images

Sean Dyche believes Burnley should have taken all three points at Watford after Chris Wood's injury-time strike was controversially chalked off for offside.

Wood latched on to Dwight McNeil's shot, which had been parried by Ben Foster, to put the ball in the net, but Burnley's celebrations were cut short.

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Burnley's Ashley Barnes wins a header against Watford's Adrian Mariappa. Photo: Getty Images

Burnley's Ashley Barnes wins a header against Watford's Adrian Mariappa. Photo: Getty Images

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TV replays suggested Wood was played on by defender Jose Holebas, but Watford, off colour for much of the afternoon at Vicarage Road, survived.

"I thought it was onside and I am surprised the goal wasn't given," said Dyche. "I don't know how it works anymore because I thought if the decision is tight, it goes in favour of the forward. I am not jumping up and down about it because it is tight, and the officials were good today, but in my opinion, they got that wrong."

VAR will be introduced to the Premier League next season, and Dyche added: "It is a must, it's a given. Obviously there will be teething problems, but we all questioned goal-line technology, and whether it would slow the game down, but it hasn't."

Burnley, who headed into the fixture bidding for a fourth straight win, were the better of the two sides. Ashley Barnes had the chance to hand the visitors the lead on the half-hour mark, but his header lacked power, and Foster averted the danger.

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Burnley's Dwight McNeil is challenged by Watford's Gerard Deulofeu. Photo: Getty Images

Burnley's Dwight McNeil is challenged by Watford's Gerard Deulofeu. Photo: Getty Images

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Barnes was involved moments later, but shanked his effort wide when the ball fell kindly to him following Christian Kabasele's mistimed clearance.

After the interval, McNeil then smashed his volley over the bar from six yards out.

"I felt like it was a winning performance," added Dyche. "We had golden chances and we didn't take them."

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