Season Review Part 2 - Winter Blues
By Burnley FC
May 26 2019
Wolves will now follow the route the Clarets took into Europe via their seventh-place finish in the Premier League, and their tidy start to the 2018/19 season continued with a 1-0 win over Burnley at Molineux in mid-September.
The scoreline was generous to the Clarets who, boss Sean Dyche admitted, were still in a ‘bit of a fog’ post-Europa League.
Burnley were also bottom of the table, so peering through the gloom to secure a first Premier League win of the season at to Bournemouth was perfectly timed.
The margin of victory – a 4-0 win making it the club’s biggest in the Premier League – may again have flattered the Clarets as substitute Ashley Barnes struck twice in the last 10 minutes.
But Sean Dyche’s side passed a major test of character as they avoided a club record fifth successive Premier League defeat as Matej Vydra and Aaron Lennon both scored their first goals for the club.
And following the disappointment of an EFL Cup exit to Burton Albion, things got even better with a vital 2-1 win at Cardiff City.
In the final reckoning, they were a huge three points against a Cardiff side ultimately destined for the drop as Sam Vokes marked his 100th Premier League appearance with the winning goal.
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