What Burnley boss Sean Dyche said about Jack Robinson's tackle on Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson in Sheffield United cup clash

Sean Dyche was left fuming at referee Paul Tierney's decision not to send off Sheffield United's Jack Robinson after Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson was stretchered off in tonight's Carabao Cup clash with Burnley.

Thursday, 17th September 2020, 7:57 pm
Burnley's Johann Berg Gudmundsson (floor) receives medical attention before being carried off the pitch on a stretcher: Jon Super/NMC Pool/PA Wire.

The Icelandic midfielder was taken off after being caught by Robinson in his follow-through of a tackle on Burnley's right-wing.

Dyche said he would be amazed if Gudmundsson was only out for a matter of days, and thought Robinson should have seen red in a game his side ultimately won 5-4 on penalties.

"It was a bizarre game from the officials," Dyche said.

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"He was giving fouls for pushes in the back and then for that one a free-kick was given and nothing else.

"I didn't think it was as bad as it was at the time but I looked at it at half-time and it's a bad one.

"I think it's unlikely that he'll be out for only a matter of days, and he's been looking nice and sharp for us."

United led through David McGoldrick's goal in the fourth minute, before Matej Vydra equalised in the second half.

"The marker on the game is just that challenge," Dyche added.

"I thought we defended well on the night but we've lost a player who was looking well, to a needless challenge. I was amazed by some of the challenges tonight, and no crowds effect it as well - because they're only human.

"I thought it was clear for the linesman because he was five yards away. Times have changed; in my day it was probably a yellow but nowadays, it's a red card."