Burnley Bounce Back To Form And Join The Race To Catch Brighton: Highlights. Comments. Stats. Player Ratings.
By Marc Gingell
|30.03. 15:00||Turf Moor||Burnley||2-0||Wolves||REF: C Kavanagh|
|ATT: 20,990||Conor Coady 2′ og|
|Dwight McNeil 77′|
Burnley Make Early Breakthrough
After struggling recently against 10 men Leicester Burnley bounced back to form against 11 men Wolves and got off to a perfect start. Chris Wood met a free-kick from the left and his shot hit the post. Conor Coady, desperately trying to keep the ball out, could do nothing as the ball bounced in off him from the post. This put Wolves on the back foot for the rest of the first half.
Wolves Offer More Fight
However, it was a different story after half-time as Wolves stepped up the pace and began to dominate possession, albeit without actually testing Tom Heaton until a quarter of an hour from time when the Burnley No 1 was forced to deal with the first effort on target in the game.
Dwight McNeil – Game Over
Minutes later, though, and the match was over as a contest thanks to Dwight McNeil, who picked up possession some 30 yards out, before striding forward and drilling a low shot into the bottom right-hand corner of the goal to cap an eye-catching display.
Burnley: Heaton (6), Taylor (7), Tarkowski (9), Mee (8), Bardsley (6), Hendrick (6), Cork (6), Westwood (6), McNeil (8), Barnes (6), Wood (7)
Subs: Gudmundsson (6)
Wolves: Patricio (6), Boly (5), Coady (8), Saiss (6), Jonny (6), Moutinho (6), Dendoncker (7), Traore (6), Neves (5), Cavaleiro (5), Jonny (6)
Subs: Doherty (6), Jimenez (6), Costa (6)
Man of the match: James Tarkowski
- Wolves have won just one of their last six Premier League games (D3 L2), after winning three in a row directly before that.
- After keeping a clean sheet in two of their first four away league games this season, Wolves have conceded in each of their last 12 on the road.
- Wolves’ haul of four own goals in the Premier League this season is the most of any side (three via Coady and other via Matt Doherty).
- McNeil has been directly involved in seven Premier League goals overall this season (3 goals, 4 assists), the joint most of any teenager (level with Ryan Sessegnon).
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