Coyle heaps praise on classy Clarets

15 February 2009 10:21
An early goal from midfielder Chris McCann dealt a further blow to the automatic promotion ambitions of Wolves, who have lost form and are seeing Birmingham and Reading gain ground.[LNB]The Clarets dominated the match and should have won by more than a single goal.[LNB]Coyle said: "They are all vital three points in the Championship but having said that we were fully deserving of the three points.[LNB]"From the first whistle we were at them and what we showed today is that we have a lot to offer.[LNB]"We had real goalscoring chances and should have put the game to bed. We came out of the traps very quickly and tried to impose ourselves on the game.[LNB]"The clean sheet was a big thing for the lads today. To stand up and restrict them to few opportunities was a great credit."[LNB]Burnley were inspired by another outstanding performance from Robbie Blake, who carved out a number of opportunities for team-mates who failed to take full advantage.[LNB]Burnley took the lead after only five minutes when Wade Elliott's far-post cross was met by McCann who squeezed his header beyond goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey for his sixth goal of the season.[LNB]Hennessey redeemed himself by saving well from Martin Paterson but was helpless on the half-hour mark as Blake's inviting delivery was headed over by Elliott.[LNB]Burnley had a golden period at the start of the second half but failed to convert their chances. Hennessey denied McCann a second and Paterson could only fire the rebound into the side-netting.[LNB]Paterson then rounded Hennessey but saw his shot cleared off the line by Richard Stearman.[LNB]Paterson was then denied a penalty when he appeared to be hauled over by Stearman.[LNB]Stearman and substitute Chris Iwelumo went closest to an equaliser but Wolves did not deserve anything out of the game.[LNB]Wolves manager Mick McCarthy was left to question his own selection.[LNB]"We are always disappointed when we lose," he said.[LNB]"The last two away games I have set the team up 4-4-2 and we were being loved for it when we were winning but we are not being loved as much now.[LNB]"It is a young squad and I have no doubt they have lost confidence. Sometimes it takes a lucky break to get back on top but you have to earn that luck."[LNB][LNB]

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