Shane Duffy says Burnley wanted the win more than Albion on a tough evening at the Amex.

The big defender shrugged off controversy over a penalty not awarded to his side.

He said the Seagulls were not good enough – and should have defended better in the immediate aftermath of Jeff Hendrick getting away with a handball in his own box.

Duffy, whose goal gave Albion a glimmer of late hope, said: “The keeper pulled off good saves but I don’t think we deserved to win it.

“I think they ran more than us, they wanted it a bit more than us and it’s down to us to look at ourselves and get it right.”

Asked about the Hendrick handball which went unpunished seconds before Burnley scored their third, Duffy said: “It’s a decision that went against us today but we still have to defend it better. They shouldn’t have got in like they did.

“We will probably have a look at ourselves and be better.

“At this level, you get punished and they punished us on every occasion we made a mistake and they got th three goals.

“We know we are in a battle and we know we can’t get ahead of ourselves – and we never have, to be fair.

“It’s just not happening for us at the minute.

“It’s a bad run at the minute but we have got a good team and a good squad and good manager and we know we can turn it around.

“It’s not always rosy and it’s not rosy for us at the minute so we have just got to get our heads down, get back to basics and make it hard for teams to come here again.”