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Burnley move three points clear of drop zone with Wolves victory

Burnley moved three points clear of the relegation zone after a 2-1 win over Wolves on Monday.

The Clarets look to have finally turned a corner after a slow start to the season, having now only lost once in their past seven games.

Ashley Barnes scored his first goal in a year to put Burnley ahead after 35 minutes, connecting with a header from Charlie Taylor's cross to the back post.

Chris Wood then got in on the action by thumping in the second for Sean Dyche's side shortly after half-time.

Wolves gave themselves a chance when Fabio Silva became the club's youngest Premier League goalscorer with one minute remaining, but it was too little too late for the visitors.

Speaking after the game, Dyche said of his team's performance: "We defended well and created some really good chances. If I were to be hyper-critical we could have been more clinical and more comfortable.

"There is some logic to what we do. Stats and facts during the time we have been here suggest it is effective. It is very difficult in the Premier League to dominate and get wins.

"We have a small squad, I felt when the squad got fitter and injury free it would start to come together. The proof is in the performances and the performances have got stronger and we've got results."

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