Vydra’s second-half goal has given Burnley a vital three points. The Lancastrians have edged a tight game thanks to the Czech striker’s calm finish, excellent defending and a touch of the dark arts. Wolves enjoyed loads of possession but were ultimately lacking in the end product.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Connor Roberts, Nathan Collins, James Tarkowski (c), Charlie Taylor; Dwight McNeil, Josh Brownhill, Jack Cork, Matej Vydra; Jay Rodriguez, Wout Weghorst.
SUBS: Phil Bardsley, Matthew Lowton, Ashley Barnes, Dara Costelloe, Aaron Lennon, Kevin Long, Bobby Thomas, Dale Stephens, Wayne Hennessey.
WOLVES (3-4-3): Jose Sa; Willy Boly, Conor Coady (c), Romain Saiss; Nelson Semedo, Leander Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho, Jonny; Fabio Silva, Raul Jimenez, Hwang Hee-Chan.
SUBS: Tote Gomes, Rayan Ait Nouri, Trincao, John Ruddy, Pedro Neto, Chiquinho, Marcal, Luke Cundle, Ki-Jana Hoever.
GOAL! BURNLEY 1-0 WOLVES! Vydra hands Burnley a vital lead! It’s a simple goal, as McNeil spots the run of Weghorst down the right-hand channel. The winger slips the Dutchman through, and he squares it to Vydra, who can’t fail to find the bottom right corner.
Jackson has overseen two wins and a draw in nine days since the surprise sacking of Sean Dyche, and, with five games to play, there are increasing calls for chairman Alan Pace to hand the former Shrewsbury and Tranmere boss the job to the end of the campaign.
Jackson remains patient and awaits Pace’s next move.
Asked what the plan is now, Jackson smiled: “My plan? I want to say eight pints!
“But I’ll be going home, sitting on the couch and seeing my family, and I’ll go and see my dad tomorrow.
“When you win a game, enjoy that, the next day, start thinking about everything else that goes with it, but the lads deserve to enjoy this. They’ve had a tough week.
“I might try and catch a bit of the Liverpool-Everton game, but I’ve tried to stay away from those games, even the Everton-Leicester game I watched with my little boy. So rather than watching that, I’ve been trying to get as much downtime as possible. In the meantime, I focus on what we can do.”
So, what’s next?
Burnley put the pressure back on Everton at the bottom of the Premier League table. So they’ll no doubt be watching events at Anfield with interest.
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