Wolves 1-1 Burnley highlights, report & stats: Ashley Barnes scores again but Raul Jimenez rescues point for hosts at Molineux

Raul Jimenez celebrates scoring for Wolves against Burnley at Molineux
Raul Jimenez celebrates scoring for Wolves against Burnley at Molineux

Burnley were denied an impressive win at Molineux as Raul Jimenez scored a dramatic stoppage-time penalty to give Wolves a 1-1 draw.

Ashley Barnes netted his fourth goal in three Premier League games to put the Clarets ahead but Wolves equalised deep into added time after Erik Pieters tripped Jimenez in the area.

Referee Craig Pawson pointed to the spot and after the decision was confirmed by VAR, Jimenez coolly stepped up to slide the ball past goalkeeper Nick Pope.

Sean Dyche's side had enough chances to have sealed the points well before that as Burnley took advantage of Wolves' busy start to the campaign.

Last season, Burnley made a slow start after playing in the Europa League qualifiers and Wolves' schedule seems to be having a similar effect.

HIGHLIGHTS | Wolves 1-1 Burnley | Premier League | 25th August 2019

Nuno Espirito Santo's side beat Torino 3-2 in Italy on Thursday night but this was their eighth game of the season so far and Wolves struggled to raise their game in the Molineux heat.

Wolves did not register a shot on target until the final few minutes - but after Burnley had controlled long periods of the game.

Barnes opened the scoring with a superb strike after move which he stared. Wolves defender Ryan Bennett failed to deal with a through ball from Ashley Westwood and Dwight McNeil set up Barnes to fire in from 22 yards.

It could have been worse for Wolves four minutes later as defender Ben Mee headed against the crossbar with goalkeeper Rui Patricio just managing to stop the ball going over the line from the resulting scramble.

But Burnley should have gone two up after 32 minutes when striker Chris Wood got the better of defenders Bennett and Conor Coady. And with only Patricio to beat, the Portugal goalkeeper managed to smother Wood's shot.

Wolves began to settle and the recalled midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White shot just wide of the near post, but both Barnes and Westwood missed chances to increase Burnley's lead.

Mee tangled with Real Jimenez and shoved the Mexico forward over with his elbow in an incident that went unpunished by referee Craig Pawson.

Burnley then lost Johann Gudmundsson, who came off injured to be replaced by Aaron Lennon.

Wolves fortunes appeared to be summed up with 21 minutes left when a promising attack ended as substitute Pedro Neto and Matt Doherty got in each other's in the Burnley box.

Nuno sent on Adama Traore to inject some pace for the final stages.

But it was Jimenez who found a way through as, moments after he was denied by a post, he drew the foul from Pieters and then scored his first league goal of the season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Burnley Opta stats

  • Wolves have drawn their first three games of a league campaign for the first time since 1938-39, when they ended up finishing second in the top-flight.
  • Burnley are winless in their last five away games at Wolves in the top-flight (W1 D4), with their last such victory there coming back in September 1973.
  • Wolves are unbeaten in their last 10 home games in the Premier League (W6 D4); their longest run without defeat in the top-flight since between April and October 1979 (also 10 games).
  • Burnley have only won one of the last five Premier League away games in which they’ve scored the opening goal (D3 L1), including none of the last three.
  • Wolves’ equaliser in the 97th minute was just their second shot on target in the game, with their first of the game coming in the 87th minute.
  • Wolves striker Raúl Jiménez has scored six goals in six starts in all competitions in 2019-20, however this was his first in the Premier League this season.
  • Only Sergio Agüero (16) and Sadio Mané (15) have scored more Premier League goals than Burnley’s Ashley Barnes (13) in 2019.
  • Raul Jimenez's goal for Wolves after 96 minutes and 55 seconds was the latest scored in the Premier League since January 2017, when Alexis Sanchez scored after 97 minutes and 14 seconds for Arsenal against Burnley.
  • Burnley midfielder Dwight McNeil has made six assists in the Premier League in 2019 – the only English player with more in this period is Trent Alexander-Arnold (11).

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