Football: West Brom sink closer to drop with Burnley defeat

 Burnley's Chris Wood celebrates with Matthew Lowton after scoring their second goal.
Burnley's Chris Wood celebrates with Matthew Lowton after scoring their second goal.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS)- 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 (March 31).

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.