Ashley Barnes ended his year-long barren spell in entrance of objective as Burnley battled to a hard-earned 2-1 win towards Wolves on Monday night time to increase their unbeaten run to 4 video games and transfer out of the relegation zone.
Barnes’ objective was his first in 970 minutes of Premier League play, with strike accomplice Chris Wooden additionally heading in the right direction for Sean Dyche’s males, who at the moment are only one level behind Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal with a sport in hand over the struggling Gunners.
After a sluggish begin at Turf Moor, Burnley made the breakthrough within the 35th minute as Barnes’ goal-shy run got here to an finish.
Barnes, who changed Jay Rodriguez in Burnley’s beginning line-up, was and not using a objective since November final yr however muscled his approach in to move dwelling Charlie Taylor’s cross.
Burnley doubled their lead six minutes into the second half after Wolves did not cope with Ashley Westwood’s free-kick.
Ben Mee headed the ball again into the hazard zone the place it got here off Rayan Ait-Nouri earlier than Wooden blasted it into the roof of the web from point-blank vary.
It was a nervy finish to the sport for Dyche’s males after substitute Josh Benson’s pointless foul on Portuguese wonderkid Fabio Silva contained in the penalty space.
The 18-year-old stepped up from the spot and fired the ball previous Nick Pope to halve the deficit and in flip change into Wolves’ youngest-ever Premier League scorer, however that was not sufficient for Nuno Espirito Santo’s males to salvage something from the encounter.