Sean Dyche praised his Burnley players for their “resolute” display in battling to a 2-1 Premier League win at Cardiff on Sunday. Johann Berg Gudmundsson put the Clarets ahead after 51 minutes before Sam Vokes, making his 100th Premier League appearance, restored their lead with a stooping header after Josh Murphy levelled for the hosts at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Burnley moved up five places to 12th after backing up last weekend’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth.
“A week ago there were a few stories knocking around,” Dyche said, referring to Burnley’s doom-mongers.
“It changed after the Bournemouth game and it has changed again now that we’ve won away.
“This was a resolute performance because it’s difficult coming here.
“They get on the front foot, get the ball forward early and it’s tough to play against.
“They made it so awkward we couldn’t get a foothold in the game. “But we did calm it down a bit in the second half and scored two good goals.”
Dyche confirmed that Burnley must wait to discover the condition of James Tarkowski.
The twice-capped England defender suffered what appeared to be a shoulder injury in the opening 10 minutes.
Tarkowski soldiered on until the 27th-minute, but he eventually departed with what was later confirmed as a stomach injury.