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PREVIEW: Wolves v Burnley

Big match build-up ahead of the Clarets' trip to Molineux

25 August 2019

The boot is on the other foot for the Clarets as they head for Molineux on Sunday.

This time last season, Sean Dyche’s men were engaged in a Europa League campaign and between legs of their play-off tie against Olympiakos.

Now it’s Wolves’ turn, with the Midlanders competing in Europe for the first time since the 1980/81 season after succeeding the Clarets as the seventh-place finishers in the Premier League last term.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side has had an easier time of it than the Clarets did in the Europa League, with the draw giving them two gentle looseners in the opening two qualifying rounds.

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A tie against Italian outfit Torino – who finished seventh in Serie A last season – is more testing but a 3-2 away win in the first leg on Thursday night has given Wolves an excellent chance of reaching the group stage.

That fixture was a seventh match in 29 days for Espirito Santo’s men, who will be looking to finish the job at Molineux next Thursday.

Burnley, by contrast, have played just twice so far with a win and a defeat in their opening two Premier League games.

But defender Erik Pieters – an experienced European campaigner from his time in Dutch football – knows the Clarets can’t just rely on a lighter workload to help them look for their first away success of the campaign.

“We can take advantage of it, but it must not be our first thought – that they had a game on Thursday and we must be fresh and we are going to win this game easily,” said Pieters.


“We still have to be on the front foot and be sharp and play our own game to make sure we get the points.”

Wolves have drawn their first two domestic games, including a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United on Monday night, to make it an unbeaten start.

But Pieters has been encouraged by the early signs for Burnley following his summer signing from Stoke.

“We have a really good side, I think, and we showed that in the first two games,” he added.

“I think we played well. We are going to make it difficult for a lot of teams.”

Team news

The Clarets are still without winger Robbie Brady and midfield man Steven Defour, while on-loan midfielder Danny Drinkwater is not yet ready to make a debut.

Wolves made four changes to their previous starting line-up for their European tie in Italy.

Winger Ruben Neves was rested for the game against Torino but may return after scoring a superb equaliser against Manchester United last Monday night.

Defender Matt Doherty may also return.

Form guide

The Clarets are looking for their first away points of the season after pushing Arsenal all the way last weekend before leaving the Emirates Stadium on the back of a 2-1 defeat.

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Wolves are unbeaten in the Premier League with two draws so far – 0-0 at Leicester City and 1-1 at home to Manchester United.

And the Midlanders are also undefeated in five Europa League qualifiers, winning home and away against Northern Irish side Crusaders and then rattling up an 8-0 aggregate win over Armenian minnows Pyunik.

They then extended their 100 per cent start in Europe with a 3-2 win at Torino on Thursday night.

Opposition camp

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo: "We just want to play, play, play, keep on playing, keep on growing and this is our main objective now.

“We try to always learn and see different experiences. We decided to go with our own approach. But for sure Sean (Dyche) knows how tough it is because he has been there once.

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“When you have the experience you can truly judge how tough it has been for the boys – it has been very tough.

“Burnley are a strong team, a team that has been playing for a while together.

“We know their strengths and we want to compete and the approach is always the same, recognising the strengths of our opponents, knowing there will be a weakness.

“We want to take advantage and try to put our ideas (over), especially at Molineux, so it’s good to be at home in front of our fans and we know that it is going to be tough, we are going to fight for each and every ball.”

Match stats

The Clarets' 2-0 win over Wolves at Turf Moor in March ended a run of seven successive top-flight defeats to the Midlanders.

Wolves are unbeaten in their last nine home league games. They last went 10 unbeaten in 1979.

Only Sadio Mane (15) and Sergio Aguero (14) have scored more Premier League goals in 2019 than Clarets' striker Ashley Barnes, who has 12.


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Match Reports

Wolves 1 Burnley 1

Clarets denied victory in dying seconds at Molineux

25 August 2019

Burnley were cruelly denied a hard-fought victory as a contentious 95th minute penalty salvaged a point for thankful Wolves.

The Clarets had led through Ashley Barnes’ sensational 13th minute strike - and could easily have been further in front following a dominant opening 45 minutes.

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The hosts rallied after the break, but without troubling Nick Pope in the Burnley goal until he was finally beaten by Raul Jiminez’s spot kick, after the Mexican went down after being challenged by Erik Pieters.

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It looked a harsh call, but with the Premier League insisting on a “high bar” for VAR decisions, any judgement by on-field referee Craig Pawson was always unlikely to be overruled – and Burnley paid the penalty!

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Sean Dyche named an unchanged side for the third successive game, against a Wolves side that defeated Torino in Italy on Thursday in their latest Europa League venture.

And in temperatures more akin to the Mediterranean, the hope was that the hosts would be feeling the heat in their third game in six days.

And Burnley settled quickly into their task, with Barnes firing an early sighter just wide of Rui Patricio’s goal.

And in the 13th minute the in-form striker, who had scored in the two previous league games, found his range with a sensational finish to open the scoring.

Dwight McNeil’s composed, cushioned header guided the ball into Barnes’ path and he unleashed a magnificent low drive into the bottom corner from 25 yards.

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That earned him the accolade of being the first Burnley player to score in the first three successive top-flight games since Frank Casper in 1967.

And the lead was inches away from being doubled just four minutes later.

This time McNeil hung up a cross to the far post and Ben Mee stretched his neck muscles to head the ball back across goal and off the underside of the crossbar, where a touch from a Wolves defender almost took the ball over the line before Patricio pounced.

Burnley continued to control the game and on the half hour, it was Wood’s turn to try his luck from Lowton’s raking pass, with a shot on the turn that fizzed wide of goal.

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And the New Zealand striker had a glorious chance seconds later, controlling Nick Pope’s deep ball and cutting inside the last defender, only for Patricio to crucially save with his legs.

That would have been no less than the visitors’ deserved for their dominant first half display.

Burley would have expected a reaction, and Wolves immediately had more spark about them from the restart.

Morgan Gibbs-White fired a half volley just wide in the first moment of concern for Pope.

But Barnes was even closer as play swung to the other end, side-footing inches wide from Westwood’s superb ball into the box.

And Westwood, who was orchestrating all of Burnley’s best work in the midfield engine room, saw his fierce, rising effort fail to test Patricio following a measured counter-attack.

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As the half progressed, and the game became stretched, Wolves began to build pressure.

But despite a flurry of substitutions, Pope was still being well protected by a disciplined rearguard.

Raul Jiminez drilled a ball across the six-yard box with nobody on hand to capitalise and Pope pounced on an interception from the impeccable Ben Mee, as another cross rained into the Burnley box.

As the clock ticked agonizingly towards the end of five additional minutes, a scramble resulted in Pieters clipping Jiminez’s heel and VAR sealing the Clarets’ fate.

BURNLEY: Pope, Pieters, Tarkowski, Mee, Lowton, Gudmundsson (Lennon 66), Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Barnes (Rodriguez 78).

Subs: Hart, Taylor, Hendrick, Vydra, Long.

Booked: Tarkowski 59

WOLVES: Patricio, Doherty (Traore 76), Bennett, Neves, Jiminez, Boly, Coady, Gibbs-White (Neto 66), Jota, Jonny, Moutinho (Dendoncker 59).

Subs: Ruddy, Vallejo, Cutrone, Vinagre.

REF: C Pawson

VAR Ref: Peter Bankes

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