Chris Wood becomes just second Burnley player to score Premier League hat-trick as Wolves star Adama Traore lucky to escape red in defeat

It was the Chris Wood show for Burnley as the in-form striker grabbed a first-half hat-trick on his side’s way to a 4-0 victory over Wolves.

The New Zealand striker has now scored six goals, with three more assists, in his last six appearances as he became just the second Burnley player to net a Premier League hat-trick.

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Ashley Westwood piled on the misery late on with a fourth with Wood turning provider this time.

Wood put Burnley in front after 14 minutes, turning Conor Coady one way then the other down the right side of the penalty area before finding the far corner of the net with a powerful, low shot from an acute angle.

Wood quickly doubled the lead after 21 minutes. Sloppy play by Adama Traore saw him give the ball away on the edge of his own penalty area, as Dwight McNeil intercepted his pass.

McNeil rolled the ball across the face of goal where Wood was on hand to tap it home from close range.

Traore was perhaps lucky to still be on the pitch as tempers flared towards the end of the half.

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Daniel Podence went down in the box with nothing given by the referee.

The Burnley players were not happy and it led to some pushing and shoving.

Replays showed Traore raise his hand and push Jack Cork in the face, but VAR deemed it was not worthy of more than a yellow.

The winger can perhaps count himself lucky with similar incidents, like Anthony Martial against Tottenham, seeing red cards dished out.

Wood continued to pile on the misery as he completed his hat-trick just before half time when he headed home a corner inside the centre of the six-yard box.

After the break Matej Vydra thought he had put his side 4-0 ahead early in the half as he had the ball in the back of the net.

Ashley Westwood scored the fourth for Burnley
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VAR intervention ruled that the striker was just offside as the ball was played through to him.

Ashley Westwood made it 4-0 with five minutes remaining as Wood turned provider for his fierce shot from the edge of the box.

The three points puts Burnley up to 14th and nine points clear of the relegation zone.