Chris Wood secures a point for Burnley against Wolves – despite VAR penalty drama

Chris Wood went from zero to hero as his penalty in injury time secured a valuable point for Burnley against Champions Legaue-chasing Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The New Zealand international missed a chance from three yards out, but then converted a spot kick after Mike Dean adjudged Matt Doherty had handled in the box.

Chris Wood secured a point for Burnley against Wolves

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Chris Wood secured a point for Burnley against Wolves

Raul Jimenez had opened the scoring for the visitors thanks to a sumptuous volley to liven up what had been a rather dire game with his 26th goal of the season.

But the Clarets have only tasted defeat once in their last 14 games for a reason, with their resilience paying dividends at the end.

As Phil Bardsley connected with a free kick and sent the ball hurtling towards Wood, the striker went for a bicycle kick – but missed the ball and it appeared to strike Doherty’s elbow.

After a brief consultation with VAR, Mike Dean’s decision was allowed to stand and Wood sent the ball high into the top corner.

Raul Jimenez scored a sensational volley which looked like it would give Wolves three rare points at Burnley

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Raul Jimenez scored a sensational volley which looked like it would give Wolves three rare points at Burnley

Wood somehow inexplicably missed a chance from three yards out

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Wood somehow inexplicably missed a chance from three yards out

Wolves were hoping to capitalise on Manchester United’s draw with Southampton in the race for the Champions League places, but the result leaves them level on points with Tottenham Hotspur and four points behind Leicester City in fourth.

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