LiveLIVE - Wolves 0, Burnley 4 FT
A first half hat-trick from Chris Wood fires Burnley to their biggest away win in the Premier League.
Here is all the action as it happened.
Wolves 0, Burnley 4 - LIVE from Molineux
Last updated: Sunday, 25 April, 2021, 12:36
- Burnley claim their biggest away win in the Premier League thanks to a first half hat-trick from Chris Wood
- Ashley Westwood added a late fourth after being teed up by Wood
- Burnley are now nine points clear of the drop zone with 15 to play for
- Wood is only the third player in Premier League history to score a first half hat-trick away from home
- Wood now has 10 goals for the season, the fourth successive season he has hit double figures
Wood eyeing a hat-trick
Wood’s shot is comfortable for Patricio, after terrific interception from Brownhill
Wood’s nick sends Vydra down the left, and he charges on to the area, where Patricio stops him
Vydra just over from Taylor’s cross. Wolves can’t live with Burnley
Wood out in front
Lost in the joy of going 2-0 up, but Wood now Burnley’s leading Premier League scorer outright with 43, two more than Barnes
Sloppy ball out picked off by McNeil, who feeds the ball across goal for a simple tap in from Wood, who gobbles up his ninth of the season
After Boly’s slip allows Vydra in, Boly gets back to prevent the shot on goal. However, moments later, Lowton’s ball over the top finds Wood, who beats Boly and drills the ball inside the far corner 1-0
Podence curler is deflected just past the post
Westwood tries his luck
Westwood high and wide from Vydra’s lay off after decent ball in from Taylor
First sight of goal
Wolves have the first shot of the game, as Podence fires straight at Pope after Ait-Nouri and Traore combine
Dyche on Barnes
"Barnesy will come again, I'm sure of that, as will Jay Rod - I believe in all four of the strikers, so they'll have their chances again" - Burnley boss Sean Dyche on his strikers
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Teams are out!
Sean Dyche has made two changes to the side that lost at Old Trafford, as Nick Pope comes back in goal for Bailey Peacock-Farrell, and Matej Vydra returns up front, with Josh Brownhill shifting to the right at the expense of Johann Berg Gudmundsson. Ashley Barnes is on the bench. Team: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Vydra, Wood. Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Norris, Dunne, Bardsley, Gudmundsson, Stephens, Pieters, Barnes, Rodriguez.
Wolves line up: Patricio; Saiss, Coady, Boly; Alt-Nouri, Dendoncker, Neves, Semedo; Podence, Jose, Traore. Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Silva, Gibbs-White, Vitinha, Richards, Kilman, Otasowie, Corbeanu.
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