Wednesday 28 June 2017

Relief for McCarthy

BURNLEY 1 WOLVES 2

Mark Staniforth

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy believes his side's run of bad luck could have changed after a victory at Burnley which gives his side a "fighting chance" of top-flight survival.

McCarthy has bemoaned his side's ill fortune of late but saw them claim the points at Turf Moor thanks to a woeful back-pass and a heavily deflected second goal.

The win moves Wolves clear of the bottom three. "It's tightened it up again with West Ham and Wigan losing and it gives us more of a fighting chance, a bit of confidence," McCarthy said. "We've been playing well and I said if we keep playing that way our luck will change. I knew we would get a slice of good fortune by playing that way."

McCarthy praised the form of Matthew Jarvis, who seized on Tyrone Mears' 26th-minute error to steal in and round Brian Jensen to put the visitors in front. "He had a tough first season with us but he's getting better all the time," he said.

Clark Carlisle deflected a shot by Adlene Guedioura past helpless Jensen in the 47th minute to make it 2-0. And while a Steven Thompson goal in the 73rd minute gave the home side hope, they failed to find an equaliser.

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