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Dyche laments 'unacceptable' show

Sheffield United 3 Burnley 0

Burnley boss Sean Dyche
Burnley boss Sean Dyche

By Sean Taylor

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has hinted at making changes for the home game against West Ham following his side's one-sided defeat at Sheffield United on Saturday.

The Blades blew Burnley away during a first-half at Bramall Lane that Dyche described as "unacceptable" from his team.

Behind 3-0 at half-time, Dyche hauled off Erik Pieters at the break and introduced Charlie Taylor at left-back but said he could have substituted any number of players, such was their level of performance.

The Burnley boss will now weigh up whether to freshen up his starting line up when the Hammers visit Turf Moor next weekend.

"I could have changed anyone. Every shirt is now up for grabs after a first-half like that," said Dyche.

"Performances like that effect real change and it has given me food for thought for the next game.

"It needs to be parked, but it won't be parked easily because there were a number of things. I mentioned to the players before the game how tight it was for decisions as to who plays. Well that throws it all back into the mix."

John Lundstram was on the scoresheet with two of Sheffield United's goals on Saturday. Blades boss Chris Wilder praised the midfielder and challenged him to maintain the high standards he is setting.

"He's a player who has definitely raised his game, like we all had to over the summer," said Wilder.

"We've all got to keep those standards up and the consistency and the boys are really enjoying the experience and playing well, individually and most importantly as a team."

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