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Burnley out of Premier League drop zone by beating Wolves

April 24, 2022 GMT
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez, left, and Burnley's Nathan Collins battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Sunday April 24, 2022. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez, left, and Burnley's Nathan Collins battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Sunday April 24, 2022. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez, left, and Burnley's Nathan Collins battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Sunday April 24, 2022. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez, left, and Burnley's Nathan Collins battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Sunday April 24, 2022. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez, left, and Burnley's Nathan Collins battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Sunday April 24, 2022. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley held on for a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton on Sunday to climb out of the relegation zone and give the club renewed hope of Premier League survival.

Matej Vydra’s strike in the 62nd minute from Wout Weghorst’s cross moved Burnley into 17th place in the table, dropping Everton into the bottom three and two points adrift.

Everton, which lost 2-0 at Liverpool later Sunday, has a game in hand.

Burnley, which has now won back-to-back games since firing long-serving manager Sean Dyche, is now just two points behind Leeds, which plays Crystal Palace on Monday.

Wolves stay in eighth place, three points behind West Ham.

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