Burnley beat Wolves to go out of drop zone

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Burnley's strike partnership of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood scored in a 2-1 win over mid-table Wolverhampton Wanderers that lifted them of the English Premier League relegation zone.

Barnes leapt high to plant a far-post header through Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio's legs from close range in the 35th minute to give Burnley the lead at a rain-soaked Turf Moor.

Wood also scored from a couple of yards (meters) out, smashing a loose ball into the roof of the net after Ben Mee's looping header at a free kick struck Wolves defender Rayan Ait Nouri and dropped into the path of the New Zealand striker.

Fabio Silva, an 18-year-old striker, converted an 89th-minute penalty for his first goal in English soccer since his move from Porto to give Wolves hope but Burnley held out for a third win.

It extended the Clarets' unbeaten run to four games and saw them climb above Fulham and Brighton to 16th place in the 20-team league.

Source AAP