London: Raul Jimenez scored the only goal of the game as newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers continued their impressive start to the Premier League season with a 1-0 win at home to Burnley on Sunday.
Victory lifted Wolves into the top half of the table but this result left Burnley still searching for their first league win of the campaign as they equalled a club record run of four successive Premier League defeats.
The win was no more than hosts Wolves deserved. They dominated and could easily have been at least two goals ahead before Jimenez broke the deadlock in the 61st minute when he turned in Matt Doherty’s cross.
By contrast, Burnley rarely threatened and their only notable chances fell late in the match to Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
“I am very, very satisfied,” Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo told Sky Sports. “We played good football and stayed organised and created chances. Burnley are a good side and stayed in it until the end.
“If there is a ‘but’, we could be more clinical. But if we can continue to make these many chances, it makes me very proud.”
Meanwhile Burnley boss Sean Dyche urged supporters to keep faith with the side, telling the BBC their experience of losing streaks in the Premier League would stand the Clarets in good stead.
“We have been down this road before,” he said.
“That is important now so we can realise it (climbing the table) can be done.”