Chris Wood
Chris Wood is the first player from New Zealand to score a Premier League hat-trick, with New Zealand now the 46th nation with a hat-trick scorer in the competition

Burnley took a huge step towards retaining their Premier League status as a first-half Chris Wood hat-trick saw them thrash a lifeless Wolves at Molineux.

An awful display from the hosts was ruthlessly exposed by the Clarets, who produced an excellent performance to end a run of three straight defeats in style.

Sean Dyche’s side are now nine points clear of Fulham and the relegation zone with 15 to play for and the long-serving manager can surely start planning for a sixth consecutive season in the top flight.

Wood was superb throughout but was also gifted his chances by a Wolves display that was worryingly half-hearted and reeked of the end of a season marooned in mid-table.

Strike partner Matej Vydra saw his effort ruled out by the video assistant referee for offside but there was still time for a fourth as Ashley Westwood thumped in from the edge of the area.

More to follow.

helpHow to play

Rate players out of 10 throughout or after the game. The rater will close 30 minutes after the final whistle.

Rating range key1 = Give it up10 = Pure perfection

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad number11Player nameRui Patrício

  2. Squad number27Player nameSaïss

  3. Squad number16Player nameCoady

  4. Squad number15Player nameBoly

  5. Squad number22Player nameNélson Semedo

  6. Squad number8Player nameRúben Neves

  7. Squad number32Player nameDendoncker

  8. Squad number3Player nameAït-Nouri

  9. Squad number10Player nameDaniel Podence

  10. Squad number37Player nameTraoré

  11. Squad number12Player nameWillian José

  1. Squad number17Player nameFábio Silva

  2. Squad number18Player nameGibbs-White

  3. Squad number20Player nameVitinha

Burnley

  1. Squad number1Player namePope

  2. Squad number2Player nameLowton

  3. Squad number5Player nameTarkowski

  4. Squad number6Player nameMee

  5. Squad number3Player nameTaylor

  6. Squad number8Player nameBrownhill

  7. Squad number18Player nameWestwood

  8. Squad number4Player nameCork

  9. Squad number11Player nameMcNeil

  10. Squad number27Player nameVydra

  11. Squad number9Player nameWood

  1. Squad number19Player nameRodriguez

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 27Saïss
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 22Nélson SemedoSubstituted forFábio Silvaat 58′minutes
  • 8NevesSubstituted forVitinhaat 69′minutes
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 10PodenceSubstituted forGibbs-Whiteat 69′minutes
  • 37TraoréBooked at 39mins
  • 12Da Silva

Substitutes

  • 2Hoever
  • 17Fábio Silva
  • 18Gibbs-White
  • 20Vitinha
  • 21Ruddy
  • 42Richards
  • 49Kilman
  • 54Otasowie
  • 60Corbeanu

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pope
  • 2LowtonBooked at 42mins
  • 5TarkowskiBooked at 39mins
  • 6Mee
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Brownhill
  • 18Westwood
  • 4Cork
  • 11McNeil
  • 27VydraSubstituted forRodriguezat 73′minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 7Gudmundsson
  • 10Barnes
  • 15Peacock-Farrell
  • 16Stephens
  • 19Rodriguez
  • 23Pieters
  • 25Norris
  • 26Bardsley
  • 34Dunne

Live Text

Around the BBC - SoundsAround the BBC footer - Sounds





READ SOURCE

READ  Greg Rusedski explains why ‘all the pressure’ is on Novak Djokovic ahead of Roger Federer ATP Finals showdown

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here