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Burnley 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Danny Batth and Conor Coady
Danny Batth (left) netted his second goal of the season to earn Wolves a point at Turf Moor

Wolves captain Danny Batth headed a stoppage-time equaliser at Turf Moor to deny Championship leaders Burnley a seventh successive league win.

Sam Vokes looked to have scored the winning goal against his former club before Batth's intervention from Nathan Byrne's corner earned a deserved point.

The hosts had failed to register a shot on target until Wales striker Vokes headed in Joey Barton's cross.

His goal came after Jack Price struck the post for Wolves from 30 yards.

Burnley remain four points clear at the top of the table, with Brighton leapfrogging Middlesbrough into second place with a 2-1 win at MK Dons.

Defeat would have been harsh on Wolves, who have lost only one of their past five games and remain 12th in the table.

George Saville had a shot blocked by Clarets defender Ben Mee during a goalless first half, while both Jed Wallace and Conor Coady went close for the visitors before Vokes' 13th league goal of the season put Burnley ahead.

Ten of those goals have come since 12 January, with Vokes and strike partner Andre Gray contributing 33 between them for Burnley in the Championship this term.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: "People need to remember that despite our position, nobody comes here just to lay down and roll over.

"Nothing ever comes easy for us here or when we're playing away from home.

"We're still clear at the top and we're still on a long unbeaten run. As long as we don't put too much pressure on ourselves then we'll continue to be OK.

"There's pressure everywhere in football, but we're not feeling any here."

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett: "Burnley are a really good side and they started well in the opening 10 or 15 minutes, but we rode it through and were right in the game at half-time.

"I suppose at the end of it you've got to decide whether it's a glass half-full result or a glass half-empty.

"It's definitely the first one for me because there were a lot of good performances out there.

"We had chances here, and we didn't take them. That has to be better and it's something we will be working on during the week."

Line-ups

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Keane
  • 6MeeBooked at 73mins
  • 23WardBooked at 32mins
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 13Barton
  • 37Arfield
  • 9Vokes
  • 7GraySubstituted forHenningsat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Marney
  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 17Robinson
  • 18Hennings
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 27Darikwa

Wolves

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 30Hause
  • 2Doherty
  • 8SavilleBooked at 62mins
  • 19Price
  • 16Coady
  • 12J WallaceSubstituted forByrneat 81'minutes
  • 27ZyroSubstituted forMasonat 73'minutes
  • 3HelanSubstituted forSigurdarsonat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Mason
  • 11McDonald
  • 22Sigurdarson
  • 25Byrne
  • 26Martinez
  • 28Deslandes
  • 29Le Fondre
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
17,411

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Burnley 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Byrne with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Keane.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rouwen Hennings with a headed pass.

  6. Post update

    Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Rouwen Hennings replaces Andre Gray.

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Jed Wallace because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Delay in match Jed Wallace (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jed Wallace.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Scott Arfield is caught offside.

  14. Booking

    Ben Mee (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

  16. Post update

    Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Michal Zyro.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson replaces Jeremy Helan.

  19. Post update

    Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley382112561313075
2Brighton381914552351771
3Middlesbrough37217948232570
4Hull37199950232766
5Derby381713851351664
6Sheff Wed381614856362062
7Cardiff38151494941859
8Ipswich381610124644258
9Birmingham371511114135656
10Preston381314113635153
11QPR381215114743451
12Wolves381212144651-548
13Leeds371114123745-847
14Blackburn381113143736146
15Nottm Forest381113143436-246
16Huddersfield38129175253-145
17Reading371112144243-145
18Brentford37127184859-1143
19Bristol City381110174058-1843
20Rotherham38116214462-1839
21Fulham38814165764-738
22MK Dons38910193251-1937
23Charlton38711203469-3532
24Bolton38414203668-3226
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