Chris Wood scored his first hat trick in the Premier League when Burnley blew Wolves up with a dominant performance in the first half at Molineux to take a giant step towards survival / p> All of Wood’s goals in a 4-0 win came before half-time during a 45-minute opening that made it clear that one side was driven by hunger and a desire to play and the other wasn’t.
Wolves, who knew for most of the season that their fate was likely to be in the dark of midfield, improved slightly in the second half in the sense that they only conceded one more goal than Ashley Westwood five minutes before the end.
Sean Dyche’s team traveled to the West Midlands with no immediate relegation risk despite three consecutive defeats, mainly due to Fulham’s inability to put pressure on him en standing teams.
They walked a nine-point pillow between themselves and the bottom three, and it should be enough to ensure another season of Premier League football.
When the game started Hearing Conor Coady shouting instructions and demanding a quick start from his team. It seemed to have worked at first, but ultimately fell on deaf ears.
Daniel Podence made the return of Nick Pope after missing two games with a shoulder injury and a shot in the goalkeeper’s waist, before firing a shot past the England international who flew over the outside of a post.
A mistake by Wily Boly allowed Burnley to take the lead after 15 minutes. Wood clung to a pass that Boly couldn’t clear and turned Coady one way and the other on the right side of the box before finding the farthest corner of the net with a powerful, low shot from an acute angle / p> The New Zealander quickly doubled the lead six minutes later. Adama Traore’s sloppy game meant he passed the ball on the edge of his own box this time when Dwight McNeil intercepted his pass to Nelson Semedo.
McNeil rolled the ball across the face of the goal, where Wood was on hand to tap it home from close range.
Dyche let his team play aggressive football and the wolves were unable , deal with it. Burnley won a second ball and Charlie Taylor’s cross should have been put down by Matej Vydra, but he threw his shot over the bar from eight meters away.
Wolves were as sloppy and sluggish as Burnley was impressive and the hosts’ frustration was boiling over seven minutes before half-time.
Podence stayed in the box after a light kick from Josh Brownhill. James Tarkowski tried to pull the striker up by his arm, triggering a hand-to-hand combat involving both players, with Traore pushing Jack Cork in the face.
VAR took a look at the incident, but thought Traore’s actions were only worthy of a yellow card. In the current climate, the Wolves winger would have had few complaints if the color had been red.
Wood headed Burnley’s third goal and finished his hat-trick a minute before half-time. He nodded home unmarked from four meters after defending even worse in a McNeil corner.
Vydra rounded out Rui Patricio and scored a fourth goal right at the start of the second half. However, VAR intervened and saved the wolves with a correct offside decision.
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Burnley was not resting on their laurels and still looked dangerous, and Matt Lowton had Patricio rescued after an hour at his nearby post.
As good as the Clarets went, they were defensive too excellent and kept their opponents at a distance throughout.
Westwood ended the defeat with a five-minute lead when Wood was the provider for his violent shot from the edge of the box.
I think Manchester United will beat Leeds on Elland Road this afternoon and keep their feeble hopes of getting the Manchester City neighbors alive at the end of the Premier League race.
LIVERPOOL’s top 4 rivals offered them the chance to qualify again for next season’s Champions League – but they confirmed yesterday that they are not good enough to qualify.
Real Madrid President Florentino Perez said the 12 clubs, announced last week because the founders of the European Super League cannot give them up due to binding contracts, promised the project would return soon.
It’s been a good week for football, but football takes a lot more than a good week. The European Soccer League has joined Guinness Light and Noel Dempsey voting machines in the trash can because apparently “the fans wouldn’t stand for it”. That’s something when you consider what these fans stand for.
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