Wolves 1 Burnley 1
By Burnley FC
August 25 2019
Burnley were cruelly denied a hard-fought victory as a contentious 95th minute penalty salvaged a point for thankful Wolves.
The Clarets had led through Ashley Barnes’ sensational 13th minute strike - and could easily have been further in front following a dominant opening 45 minutes.
The hosts rallied after the break, but without troubling Nick Pope in the Burnley goal until he was finally beaten by Raul Jiminez’s spot kick, after the Mexican went down after being challenged by Erik Pieters.
It looked a harsh call, but with the Premier League insisting on a “high bar” for VAR decisions, any judgement by on-field referee Craig Pawson was always unlikely to be overruled – and Burnley paid the penalty!
Sean Dyche named an unchanged side for the third successive game, against a Wolves side that defeated Torino in Italy on Thursday in their latest Europa League venture.
And in temperatures more akin to the Mediterranean, the hope was that the hosts would be feeling the heat in their third game in six days.
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