March 31, 2018 / 4:48 PM / 8 months ago

West Brom sink closer to drop with Burnley defeat

Soccer Football - Premier League - West Bromwich Albion vs Burnley - The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, Britain - March 31, 2018 Burnley's Chris Wood celebrates with team mates after scoring their second goal REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

(Reuters) - WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 BURNLEY 2

Bottom club West Brom’s slim chances of Premier League survival shrunk further after goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood gave Burnley a 2-1 victory at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Barnes fired seventh-placed Burnley ahead in spectacular style in the 22nd minute with an acrobatic volley from an Aaron Lennon cross.

New Zealand forward Chris Wood added the second in the 73rd minute, heading home after his initial shot had been saved but West Brom got back into the game through Salomon Rondon’s strike seven minutes from time.

The home side, now 10 points from safety, piled on the pressure in the dying minutes but were unable to find a way past Burnley keeper Nick Pope.

Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Ed Osmond

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