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Wolves 0-0 Burnley

Andre Gray shoots
Andre Gray has scored eight league goals for Burnley since his summer move from Brentford

Burnley extended their unbeaten Championship run to seven games after battling to a goalless draw at Wolves.

Both sides had first-half chances, with Wolves keeper Emiliano Martinez twice saving from Andre Gray, while Burnley's Tom Heaton denied Benik Afobe.

The Wolves striker fired a clear chance narrowly off target after the break and James Henry curled wide late on.

George Boyd also went close for the Clarets but both sides had to settle for a point.

The draw was the first in 15 league meetings between the two sides at Molineux since August 1976, with Burnley's point meaning they have picked up 17 points from a possible 21, while Wolves remain out of form having now won only once in six games.

The Clarets made the brighter start as eight-goal striker Gray twice saw shots saved by Martinez.

But Wolves posed a threat too as Afobe saw his strike from a tight angle turned over the bar by Heaton, who also kept out a Henry free-kick.

Chances remained at a premium after the break, with Sheyi Ojo shooting over the bar, while Boyd fired wide for the Clarets.

Wolves, who had to replace injured keeper Martinez with Carl Ikeme during the second half, then saw Afobe's left-foot shot go just wide from the game's clearest chance before the striker headed narrowly off target.

There was still time for Dave Edwards to shoot wide on the turn and Henry to curl off target as neither side was able to claim a winner.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett:

"We want to be picking up points consistently to achieve our ambition of climbing up the table.

"I felt we started quite nervously and Burnley had their best chance in that period.

"As the game wore on we grew in confidence and had a good pattern about us. While are are frustrated with a 0-0 draw, a lot of our play going forward was very constructive."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"I am very happy with a point, you always want all three but the way that the game panned out we certainly deserved a point but probably no more on the reflection of the game other than that we had two chances inside the first few minutes.

"One of them was a glorious chance and if that goes in it changes the whole aspect of the game.

"Wolves built a bit of momentum as the game went on but Tom Heaton has come away without having to make a serious save which is very pleasing from our point of view.

"We are going very well and I am enjoying what we are doing, how the team is coming together and we have got lots of good points on the board."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26MartinezSubstituted forIkemeat 57'minutes
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 5Williamson
  • 3Golbourne
  • 11McDonaldBooked at 88mins
  • 19Price
  • 7Henry
  • 4Edwards
  • 20OjoBooked at 53minsSubstituted forByrneat 58'minutes
  • 10Afobe

Substitutes

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 12J Wallace
  • 16Coady
  • 25Byrne
  • 27Holt
  • 29Le Fondre

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Heaton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6MeeBooked at 63minsSubstituted forWardat 78'minutes
  • 21BoydSubstituted forTaylorat 75'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 13Barton
  • 37ArfieldBooked at 45mins
  • 9VokesSubstituted forHenningsat 65'minutes
  • 7Gray

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 28Long
Referee:
Jonathan Moss
Attendance:
20,684

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  4. Post update

    Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Rouwen Hennings (Burnley).

  7. Booking

    Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Byrne following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Byrne.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Benik Afobe with a headed pass.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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    Stephen Ward (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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    Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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    Tendayi Darikwa (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.