Wolverhampton Wanderers Vs Burnley: Classic Encounters
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Nenad Milijas of Wolves is congratulated on scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley at Molineux Stadium on December 20, 2009 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers will look to win three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since June 2020 when they host relegation-threatened Burnley tomorrow.

In the last two games, the Wanderers earned narrow 1-0 victories over both Fulham and Sheffield United and they will hope for another three points at Molineux so they can try to contend for a top 10 spot at the end of the season.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side face a Clarets side that have lost their last three games and who find themselves only six points clear of the drop zone.

Wolves 3-0- Burnley, 17th August 2002

At the start of the Division One season in 2002, Wolves ran out comfortable winners against the ten men of Burnley thanks to strikes by Nathan Blake, Denis Irwin, and Kevin Cooper.

Despite the impressive win, the game was most remembered for former England captain Paul Ince making his debut for Wolves after being substituted on after only nine minutes.

However, by that point Wolves were already a goal to the good after Blake’s goal put them ahead after 82 seconds from close range.

Five minutes later, things got worse for Burnley after Alex Rae was sent off for a foul closely followed by an outburst at the referee.

Nine minutes before the break the hosts had a penalty by Kenny Miller kept out but not long after the restart, Wolves did get their deserved second goal through a fantastic Irwin bent a free kick from 20 yards.

The rout was then complete late on when Cooper chipped the ball home after being played through by Shaun Newton.

Wolves 2-0 Burnley, 15th March 2005

Goals by Miller and Ince kept the Wanderers hopes of the play-offs in the Championship still alive as they sealed a 2-0 win over Burnley.

Miller opened the scoring when he fired past Brian Jensen after latching on yo Ince's pass.

The latter then netted from 25 yards to seal the points before John McGreal was sent off for the visitors after receiving two yellow cards.

Wolves 2-0 Burnley, 20th December 2009

After a 2-0 win over the Clarets helped moved them out of the Premier League relegation zone.

Nenad Miljas broke the deadlock for the home side when he latched on to the follow-up from Matt Jarvis' saved shot.

Kevin Doyle then got the deciding goal when he got on to the end of a long ball and stabbed the ball home.

The result moved Wolves up to 12th in the top flight after 18 games which consequently meant that they leapfrogged Burnley at that time.

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