Ratings: Wolves v Burnley

Chris Wood scored a first half hat-trick to inspire the Clarets to a 4-0 victory over Wolves at Molineux.

Sunday, 25th April 2021, 2:20 pm
Updated Sunday, 25th April 2021, 2:22 pm
Burnley's New Zealand striker Chris Wood (L) celebrates with Dwight McNeil (2L), Josh Brownhill (2R) and Matej Vydra (R) during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton.

The striker moved onto 10 goals for the campaign - meaning the New Zealander has now hit double figures in four successive campaigns.

Only Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, Jamie Vardy, Heung-Min Son and Alexandre Lacazette have achieved that feat.

Ashley Westwood was also on the scoresheet as Burnley ran riot.

Given very little to do, but stayed tuned in and did what he had to do well. Claimed the high balls, kicking was improved and reacted well to turn Traore's deflected cross around the post in the second half.

Sean Dyche;s side are now nine points clear of Fulham with just five games remaining.

Here are the RATINGS.

Showed good anticipation at the back, stepping up to cut out passes and get Burnley moving on the front foot. Had little trouble policing the likes of Ait Nouri and Podence and went within a whisker of scoring.
All the baby oil in the world wouldn't have helped the speedy Traore get an advantage over the Clarets full back. Defended admirably well, linked up nicely with McNeil and provided an effective outlet for the visitors.
A walk in the park for the Burnley centre back. Dealt with Jose with ease, moved through the game with real swagger and gave Wolves no room to play through the middle. A dominant display.
Headed and kicked everything that Wolves threw into the box, defended the edge of the penalty area well, giving the home side's forward line very little time and space to work in. The skipper led by example.
Worked well on and off the ball. Supported Lowton in defence, providing able cover when the full back burst forward, and always neat and tidy in possession. Covered plenty of ground and used the ball intelligently.
The winger had said in midweek that he'd like to add to his numbers and he duly obliged with two assists. Carried the Clarets forward, moved into the middle to effect play and played with confidence and composure.
Played with a superb tempo and with real purpose. Buzzed around all over the pitch, giving Neves and Dendoncker very little time on the ball and scored a fantastic goal from the edge of the box to round things off.
Another masterful display in the middle of the park. Made a number of vital recovery challenges, picked up key positions in midfield to impact the game on and off the ball and kept things ticking over. Makes the game look easy at times.
Outstanding. The focus will be on his goals - and rightly so - but the striker's all-round performance oozed class and confidence. Took his goals incredibly well and added an assist when teeing up Westwood late on.
Ran his socks off and opened up avenues of attack for the Clarets as a result. A thorn in the side of the Wolves defence, working the channels, running off the shoulder and battling for the ball. Deserved a goal, but VAR intervened.