Burnley moved out of the bottom three with a 2-1 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers last night, thanks to goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood either side of half time.
Burnley left-back Charlie Taylor had an immense game for the Clarets as he successfully kept the in form Daniel Podence, fresh off a goal against Chelsea, in check for a majority of the night. Taylor also recorded an assist for Burnley’s first goal of the night scored by Ashley Barnes, overlapping Dwight McNeil to send in a delicious cross from the left flank.
It was a result and a performance to remember for the 27-year-old English left-back: all but for a horrid throw in during the end stages of the game.
Two goals up on the night at that moment in time, Taylor geared up for his run up in order to powerfully heave the ball up the field with his arms.
Taylor was unfortunate as the ball, probably wet from all the dew on the pitch, slipped through his fingers and went as high up in the night sky as he would’ve wanted it to travel up the pitch to clear any forthcoming danger for his team.
The ball simply went up in the sky and landed over the by line, only for Wolves to be able to have more attempts at breaching Nick Pope’s goal: something they succeeded with Fabio Silva’s late penalty.
Even Hector Bellerin would scoff at this, check out the throw from Taylor below –
Charlie Taylor’s throw-in today (Burnley vs Wolves) pic.twitter.com/oUKTH13Tmm— YssF (@imyssf) December 21, 2020
The moment could well fit in a hilarious end of season blooper reel, but it would not be one that Taylor or Sean Dyche would look back at with regret: Burnley claimed all three points on the night to move three points clear of the three automatic relegation spots.
While it was a good result for Burnley, Wolves slumped to their third defeat in four games: failing to carry on with the head start that a win against Chelsea at Molineux gave them. Nuno Espirito Santo’s team sit eleventh on the points tally at the moment, only one point off West Ham in the top half of the table.