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Wolves 2-0 Burnley

Michael Kightly
Kightly scored twice to extend Wolves' lead at the top of the table

Michael Kightly scored twice to secure victory for Championship leaders Wolves over high-flyers Burnley.

The England Under-21 international got his first when he followed up his own shot that rebounded back off a post.

Chris Iwelumo had two chances to further the home side's lead but was denied by saves from Brian Jensen.

Kightly scored again when he converted from close-range after good work by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake before Burnley's Clarke Carlisle was sent off.


Wolves manager Mick McCarthy:
"That was maybe as good a performance as we've done because we kept a clean sheet.

"We took the game to them. I think Burnley tried to be solid and we had to be patient at times. It was a lovely result to get.

"You just keep trying to win games. We work for each other."

Burnley boss Owen Coyle:
"There is merit in saying we didn't do ourselves justice in the first 45 minutes. Wolves dominated the first half and scored their goal.

"There is no getting away from that; we were poor in the first half and I'm not going to hide behind that.

"Second half we got back in the game and felt very comfortable - I felt we were going to get a goal and push on from there.

"I don't want to take anything away from Mick and what they (Wolves) are doing. They have their way of playing that is very effective."


Wolverhampton: Ikeme, Foley, Stearman, Mancienne, Ward, Kightly, Henry, Jones, Carlos Edwards (David Edwards 84), Iwelumo (Keogh 78), Ebanks-Blake (Vokes 87).
Subs Not Used: Hennessey, Collins.

Goals: Kightly 31, 75.

Burnley: Jensen, Alexander, Carlisle, Caldwell, Jordan, Elliott, Gudjonsson (McDonald 74), McCann, Eagles, Blake (Paterson 67), Thompson (Rodriguez 63).
Subs Not Used: Penny, Duff.

Sent Off: Carlisle (80).

Booked: Jordan, Jensen, Carlisle, Blake, McCann, McDonald.

Att: 23,711

Ref: Darren Deadman (Cambridgeshire).



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