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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:

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Jackett on Wolves v Burnley

"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

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

Substitutes

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

Burnley

  • 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

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

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

Foul by Rouwen Hennings (Burnley).

Booking

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

Hand ball by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

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

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

Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

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.

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

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Stephen Ward replaces Ben Mee because of an injury.

Delay in match Ben Mee (Burnley) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces George Boyd.

Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Rouwen Hennings replaces Sam Vokes.

Booking

Ben Mee (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Sheyi Ojo.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Carl Ikeme replaces Emiliano Martinez because of an injury.

Offside, Burnley. Sam Vokes tries a through ball, but George Boyd is caught offside.

Attempt missed. George Boyd (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andre Gray.

Booking

Sheyi Ojo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Sheyi Ojo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) has gone down, but that's a dive.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull1610422681834
2Brighton169702112934
3Burnley169522314932
4Middlesbrough1693424121230
5Derby1686222111130
6Birmingham168442417728
7Cardiff166731712525
8Reading166642317624
9Sheff Wed166642019124
10Ipswich166642323024
11Brentford166372123-221
12Fulham165562928120
13QPR165562224-220
14Wolves165472021-119
15Leeds164751619-319
16Blackburn163851515017
17Preston163851113-217
18Nottm Forest164571216-417
19Huddersfield163671623-715
20Bristol City163671726-915
21MK Dons1642101423-914
22Charlton163491426-1213
23Bolton161871022-1211
24Rotherham1623111733-169
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