Season Review Part V - Mission Accomplished
By Burnley FC
June 22 2019
A fourth successive defeat had left the Clarets just one place and two points above the Premier League relegation places as they headed into the final international break of the season in mid-March.
With a daunting run-in over the final four games hovering on the horizon, it was arguably a case of now or never for Sean Dyche’s men.
And, not the first time, they responded in just the right way, re-grouping during the impasse to come flying back out of the blocks and launch a run that secured 10 points from four games and their top-flight safety.
Wolves – trying to inherit seventh spot from the Clarets and earn a route into Europe – were first up at Turf Moor.
By a quirk of fate, the opponents for Dyche’s 300th game as Burnley manager were the same as the first back in November, 2012.
And, crucially, the result was the same as Burnley ground out a priceless 2-0 win.
An early own-goal from Conor Coady – bundling the ball over the line after Chris Wood had hit a post – calmed the nerves.
And the Clarets then dug deep to keep Wolves at bay before securing a first top-flight win over the Midlanders at Turf Moor since 1963 with Dwight McNeil’s brilliant solo effort 13 minutes from the end.
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