On set-piece and crossing situations, Sean Dyche’s side made the best of their aerial prowess, roughing up a lighter Wolves side who had hoped to extend some positive momentum having defeated Chelsea 2-1 last week.
In a classic performance, Burnley won Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 at Turf Moor.
Chris Wood latched onto a loose ball after a set piece melee to double the lead and seal the points for the strugglers, who with this triumph step out of the bottom three and Ashley Barnes climbed highest to score the first after the excellent ground was created by Charlie Taylor in the counter-attacking transition.
It wasn’t without a last minute hiccup; late on, Fabio Silva scored a penalty, but it was too little for those in gold to beat when they dropped.
Burnley – Wolves 2-1
Goals: Barnes (35), Wood (51), Silva (89p)