Sean Dyche concedes result wasn’t important as Leicester pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Burnley boss Sean Dyche conceded that the result wasn’t important as Leicester paid tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Leicester and Burnley played out a goalless draw in the first home game since former owner Srivaddhanaprabha’s death on a difficult and emotional day at The King Power Stadium.

Burnley fans joined thousands of Leicester City supporters that marched pre-match on Saturday to honour former owner Srivaddhanaprabha and four others, who were killed when their helicopter crashed following Leicester’s previous home match against West Ham.

“The respect shown was overwhelming,” Dyche told Sky Sports.

“It does reconnect on how important football is to communities. The Leicester community have been amazing for their respects shown.

“There’s been great empathy for what’s gone on. We’ve got a club that shows respect in many different circumstances. This was a tough one. I’m very pleased with the information that’s been passed to me about our fans in the way they’ve conducted themselves.”

Burnley became the first team to stop Leicester scoring this season as they broke a run of three straight defeats.

Dyche was pleased to see his team get back to becoming hard to beat, but again, conceded that the football paled into insignificance on an emotional day.

Highlights from Leicester's 0-0 draw with Burnley in the Premier League.

“We had to get on with the game, particularly for us,” he said.

“We’ve had a sticky patch and had to get something for the game. But everything else was bigger than the game.

“We got back to what we’re about. Away from home in the Premier League is difficult. We knew they’d come out with energy and they have got quality. We managed to dampen that down.

“They had a few breakaways in the second half but it all ends up incidental. We wanted the point and take the clean sheet but the result isn’t as big as the moment.”

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