Burnley’s strike partnership of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood scored in a 2-1 win over Wolverhampton that lifted the team out of the English Premier League relegation zone on Monday.
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’…