Sean Dyche's incredible penalty for Chesterfield in 1997 FA Cup semi-final

Sean Dyche is no longer the manager of Burnley Football Club.

On Friday morning, the Clarets officially announced that Dyche had been relieved of his duties after 10 years of brilliant service.

Burnley’s decision to sack Dyche has come at a bizarre time, as the club are currently fighting for Premier League survival with just seven games of their 2021/22 campaign remaining.

Most believe Dyche should have at least been given the chance to save the club from relegation after all he’s achieved in recent years.

But the Burnley hierarchy have seen things differently and that means we bid farewell to one of the Premier League’s true characters.

So, with Dyche’s days at Turf Moor coming to an end on the eve of this season’s FA Cup semi-finals, we feel it’s only right to revisit one of our favourite clips.

Back in 1997, Dyche was a no-nonsense defender playing in the final four of the FA Cup with Chesterfield.

The former Burnley manager captained the side on their historic run to the semi-finals, where they came face-to-face with Middlesbrough.

And in that match, Dyche scored one of the best penalties you will ever see to put Chesterfield 2-0 up at Old Trafford.

The Englishman took a breath, charged at the ball like a man possessed and smashed it down the middle as hard as he physically could with his right peg.

Dyche generated so much power that the ball actually swerved while covering the 12 yards to the back of the net…

Video: Dyche’s unstoppable penalty for Chesterfield in 1997 FA Cup semi

Dyche showed absolutely no mercy with his spot kick and the Boro goalkeeper was probably glad he got out of the way.

Unfortunately, the ginger-haired icon’s strike was not enough to secure victory for Chesterfield as the hugely entertaining semi-final clash finished 3-3.

Boro won the resulting replay between the two sides 3-0, but they went on to lose in the final against Chelsea.

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