Stu Hall gives us his views on Wolves draw against Burnley.
Well that was unexpected.
After last weeks bore draw against Birmingham, going away to the league leaders and getting anything seemed like a hopeless task
With Burnley in great form and Wolves stumbling over the survival line it seemed like a home banker.
But things did not turn out that way.
It may have been a mixture of Burnley having an off day as much as Wolves putting in a performance of actual quality but it didn’t matter.
A point was the least we deserved.
The first half wasn’t exactly a classic with chances hard to come by for both sides.
Burnley had the best of it when a low cross across the box from Vokes for Gray was slightly over hit and he couldn’t connect.
For all their play, Ikeme only really had to contend with collecting high balls.
Heaton on the other hand in the Clarets goal had a game to forget in terms of his kicking ability. It seemed almost ever other ball passed back to him he skewed out of play or into danger.
One such incident being the best Wolves chance of the half. He sliced a kick to Saville just outside the 18 yard box who took a touch rather than try to lob the ball in first time.
His shot was then blocked by Mee 6 yards out and Burnley survived.
The second half was all Wolves from the off with Zyro and Wallace both having decent shots dealt with by blocks and Heaton respectively.
When Heaton was finally beaten, the post came to his aid to deny Jack Price a brilliant curling drive from 20 yards out.
But for all Wolves pressure it was Burnley who took the lead through a Vokes header. Barton had found himself some rare space and whipped a ball in from the right hand side for Vokes to out jump Batth and head past Ikeme.
For all the good work Wallace and Helan had got through out wide, there hadn’t really been a cross into the box that Wolves should have scored from, bar a Curled one from Coady for Zyro who headed over.
Coady had put through a few decent balls through the middle and Saville had done a decent job of shackling Barton for the most part but it was Jack Price who absolutely shone in the Wolves midfield.
Far from being just a protector in front of the back 4, he drove Wolves on and got himself forward more than he has ever done in a Wolves shirt before.
But still there wasn’t a chance where you could say it should have been 1-1.
Not until injury time that was.
With Wallace having to limp off to be replaced by Byrne and Siggy replacing Helan, it was Byrne who was on set pieces in the dying stages.
With minutes remaining he whipped in a corner of actual pace which we haven’t seen for a while.
It was met by the head of Batth who buried it past Heaton for the equalizer.
On balance of play it was more than a fair result.