Burnley boosted their survival hopes by beating Wolves to end a run of four straight defeats and move five points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

The Clarets led inside 90 seconds when Chris Wood’s shot from a tight angle hit the post before going in off Wolves captain Conor Coady.

A hard-fought match produced few clear-cut chances and could have swung in the direction of either side.

But a moment of brilliance from Burnley teenager Dwight McNeil sealed a potentially crucial win for the home side at a jubilant Turf Moor.

McNeil, 19, maintained his composure in the Wolves box – in a rare opportunity for the hosts in the second half – to precisely drill into the bottom-right corner.

That sparked relieved celebrations among the home contingent as Clarets manager Sean Dyche marked his 300th game in management with three points which could be vital at the end of the campaign.

“That’s my best moment in a Burnley shirt – I hope I get plenty more like it,” said McNeil, who has scored three goals in his breakthrough season.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 26Bardsley
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 6Mee
  • 3Taylor
  • 13Hendrick
  • 18Westwood
  • 4Cork
  • 31McNeilBooked at 67minsSubstituted forBerg Gudmundssonat 87′minutes
  • 10Barnes
  • 11Wood

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 12Brady
  • 14Gibson
  • 20Hart
  • 23Ward
  • 27Vydra

Wolves

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 27Saïss
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 37TraoréSubstituted forHélder Costaat 72′minutes
  • 32DendonckerSubstituted forDohertyat 59′minutes
  • 8NevesBooked at 90mins
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 7CavaleiroSubstituted forJiménezat 59′minutes
  • 18Jota

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 9Jiménez
  • 10Hélder Costa
  • 17Gibbs-White
  • 21Ruddy
  • 29Vinagre
  • 49Kilman
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
20,990

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Booking

Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Charlie Taylor (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diogo Jota with a cross.

Offside, Burnley. Tom Heaton tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

Foul by Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

James Tarkowski (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Johann Gudmundsson replaces Dwight McNeil.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Phil Bardsley.

Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Tarkowski (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Jack Cork (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Cork.

Foul by Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Dwight McNeil (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Tarkowski with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hélder Costa replaces Adama Traoré.

João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Westwood (Burnley).

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Willy Boly.

Foul by Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho.

Booking

Dwight McNeil (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dwight McNeil (Burnley).

Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Burnley).

Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Raúl Jiménez replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces Leander Dendoncker.

Attempt blocked. Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Leander Dendoncker.

Second Half

Second Half begins Burnley 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

goal

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