Dwight McNeil strikes to seal crucial Burnley victory over Wolves

Sean Dyche’s 300th game as Burnley manager ended with a 2-0 home victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers, just as his first one had in 2012. As Wolves are no longer the unremarkable mid-table Championship opponents who turned up seven years ago this victory must have given Dyche even more satisfaction, especially as it ended a run of four straight defeats and should go a long way to easing any relegation fears.

Burnley are not out of the woods yet, but they are five points ahead of 18th-placed Cardiff, who are the next visitors to Turf Moor. While Dyche’s team do not have the easiest of run-ins, they would surely only have themselves to blame were they to allow the Welsh team to climb above them from that position.

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