However, Pellegrini's side did not appear to let them affect them in the second half when Felipe Anderson netted the first of his brace.
"I can't think of a better place for a player of my age and where I am in my career, to have such awesome support and coaching staff to help me to keep improving".
"I think he was very confident, he has a lot of confidence for me, the technical staff and in himself as well". "It was a massive performance".
The defender had clattered Arnautovic moments earlier so it was a sweet moment for the Austrian who pointedly celebrated in the embarrassed Tarkowski's face.
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"Their lad gets brought down and it's a penalty, but because he falls normally nothing's given", was Dyche's magnanimous take on the incident. Everyone has got a lot of respect for him.
West Ham rallied quickly and Tottenham had Paulo Gazzaniga to thank when he pulled off a smart stop low to his right to deny Javier Hernandez an equaliser on the stroke of half-time.
"You don't need to continue to play towards your own box if you are level or losing, you must continue to play in the same way, and I think today was a test for the players". "We could have scored more - we had the chances".
Burnley have now lost their last three matches, shipping 13 goals in the process. The margins are fine.
"We are going to assess all the players and it is less than 48 hours to compete again having had the circumstance of playing on a pitch that is so hard to play on - it was tough and a very competitive game".
"It's the first time we've had a sticky spell in quite a long time, but it's fuel for us".