Burnley vs Wolves Results: Burnley beats Wolves by 2-1 to lift themselves out of the relegation zone

Burnley beats Wolves: ASHLEY BARNES bagged his first goal for 13 months to help hoist Burnley back out of the relegation places and onto Arsenal’s tail.

And his strike partner Chris Wood added a deserved second as the Clarets made it 12 points from their last seven Premier League matches – with their annual hiding at Manchester City the only blot on their recent record.

Fabio Silva scored an 89th minute penalty but it was too little, too late for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.

Sean Dyche’s side are now just one place and one point off Mikel Arteta’s Gunners who are 15th.

Barnes’ 35th minute header ended a drought stretching back to November 23 last year, and the amount of time he held his arms aloft in celebration showed what a relief it was.

To be fair to the Clarets striker he did miss the second half of last season after undergoing a hernia operation.

But he has had plenty of chances to open his account since returning to action.

Another of those chances went begging eight minutes before Barnes finally opened his account for 2020.

He shot straight at Rui Patricio’s legs after Nick Pope’s long clearance put him through one on one with the Wolves keeper.

But it did not take Barnes long to justify Dyche’s decision to restore him to the starting line-up, replacing Jay Rodriguez in the only change to the team drew 0-0 at Aston Villa.