And on a cold wet night in Lancashire there was only ever going to be one winner as Sean Dyche’s Clarets grabbed a vital 2-1 win over Wolves.
It wasn’t pretty, but Dyche as his players couldn’t care less, as goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood moved them out of the relegation zone.
Both teams exchanged a few half chances in the opening stages as Barnes tested Rui Patricio and Nick Pope gobbled up Pedro Neto’s drive.
But despite failing to really create much in the final third, Burnley always looked to have the edge and Barnes deservedly put in front before the break.
Charlie Taylor’s lung busting run down the left wasn’t tracked by Wolves and he hung in a cross for the bustling Barnes to power home.
Burnley certainly looked the fresher of the two sides after the break, as Josh Brownhill cracked one off the post, and Wood eventually made it 2-0.
Once again it was classic Burnley, as Wolves failed to win a second ball inside the box, and the New Zealander reacted quickest to smash past Patricio.
Nuno Santo threw on Adama Traore and Fabio Silva to inject some life into his side and the Spanish Mr Universe immediately tested Pope.
But with Burnley digging in in the final minutes, Wolves were handed a lifeline, as Silva netted his first Premier League goal from the penalty spot.
However, in the cold and the rain it was Dyche’s war dogs that held out.
Full Time at Turf Moor it’s Burnley 2 Wolves 1