Christmas got here early for Burnley followers as objectives from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wooden secured a 2-1 win in opposition to Wolves at Turf Moor, shifting the hosts out of the relegation zone.
Wolves had been the dominant workforce within the first 25 minutes however it was Sean Dyche’s males who took the lead in opposition to the run of play. Charlie Taylor’s cross was met by Barnes, whose header squeezed previous Rui Patricio for his first Premier League purpose in over a 12 months.
Burnley doubled their lead shortly after the interval, James Tarkowski heading the ball again throughout the six-yard field for Wooden to lash in.
Substitute Josh Benson’s clumsy problem gifted Wolves a penalty within the late phases, permitting teenager Fabio Silva to drag one again from the spot for the guests.
Let’s get into some participant scores.
Nick Pope (GK) – 5/10 – Had little or no to do as his workforce defended resolutely.
Matthew Lowton (RB) – 6/10 – Spurned an excellent probability within the first half that cleared the crossbar. Did effectively in opposition to the full of life Daniel Podence.
Ben Mee (CB) – 7/10 – Was injured within the first half after the linesman held off elevating his flag. Mee made the sort out and injured himself within the course of. He battled on admirably and performed the complete 90.
James Tarkowski (CB) – 7/10 – Stored the ball alive to arrange Wooden for Burnley’s second. Defended effectively in opposition to Traore.
Charlie Taylor (LB) – 7/10 – His gut-busting run down the left flank allowed him to show supplier for the gracious Barnes, who nodded in to present his aspect the lead.
Robbie Brady (RM) – 6/10 – Did not have a foul recreation however lacked finish product and dedicated some foolish fouls.
Ashley Westwood (CM) – 6/10 – Had a fantastic probability to play Brady by within the first half however received it fallacious. Additionally booked within the first interval.
Josh Brownhill (CM) – 7/10 – Was whiskers away from doubling his aspect’s lead with a free kick that solely narrowly missed the highest nook. Clipped the crossbar with a curling effort from 20 years and was very unfortunate to not rating.
Dwight McNeil (LM) – 6/10 – Had a really quiet first half and injured himself momentarily by attempting to carry down Podence.
Ashley Barnes (ST) – 9/10 – Pressured an excellent save from Patricio within the first half after getting a shot off in a little bit of area. Obtained his probability just a few minutes later and scored his first purpose in over a 12 months. Changed by Jay Rodriguez within the second half.
Chris Wooden (ST) – 8/10 – After a quiet first half he got here to life within the second with a thumping end. Drew one other save from Patricio after turning effectively and leaving Kilman for useless.
Erik Pieters – 6/10 – Got here on to bolster the Burnley defence as they noticed out the previous few minutes.
Jay Rodriguez – N/A – Nothing of word.
Josh Benson – 4/10 – His inexperience confirmed when he clattered into Fabio Silva within the field shortly after approaching.
Rui Patricio (GK) – 7/10 – Produced a high-quality save within the twenty eighth minute from a well-struck Barnes effort from the sting of the realm. Pressured into quite a few stops within the first half and saved his aspect in it.
Nelson Semedo (RWB) – 5/10 – Had some pleasure early on however was saved quiet as the sport went on.
Max Kilman (CB) – 6/10 – Conceded a free kick on the sting of his personal field within the first half after taking a foul contact after which lunging in on Barnes. A chastening night all in all.
Conor Coady (CB) – 7/10 – Confirmed his management qualities all through and was continuously bellowing orders to these round him, sadly to little impact. Obtained an necessary block in to cease Barnes making it 3-0.
Romain Saiss (CB) – 6/10 – Obtained ahead effectively because the second half went on to try to add some bodily presence in Wolves’ assault.
Rayan Ait-Nouri (LWB) – 6/10 – Made some good interceptions and is one other instance of younger, recent expertise accessible to Wolves. Was changed by Fabio Silva within the second half.
Ruben Neves (CM) – 6/10 – Went very shut with a volley from the sting of the realm, although his watch for a primary league purpose of the season goes on.
Joao Moutinho (CM) – 6/10 – Performed some good lofted balls out to Semedo within the first half and was his traditional combative kind. Was very fortunate to not be despatched off late within the second half after a blatant stamp on Brownhill whereas attempting to retrieve the ball.
Owen Otasowie (AM) – 6/10 – The teenager has a fantastic presence about him and wasn’t scared to place himself about on the pitch. Was changed by Traore within the second half.
Pedro Neto (ST) – 6/10 – Confirmed loads of attacking risk however usually lacked the killer intuition to complete off probabilities.
Daniel Podence (ST) – 7/10 – Was very full of life down the left-hand aspect and prompted issues for Burnley’s defenders all recreation. Discovered it laborious to discover a approach by with so many males behind the ball. His dimension did not assist him in opposition to the large Burnley again 4, both.
Fabio Silva – 6/10 – Gained and transformed a assured penalty to get one again for his workforce.
Adama Traore – 7/10 – Very full of life after approaching and delivered a fantastic ball for Neto on the first again submit, who headed over. Made fixed runs down the appropriate wing and floated in quite a few crosses.
Vitinha – N/A – Nothing of word.