LONDON – Ashley Barnes went from zero to hero as Burnley boosted their bid for Premier League survival with a crucial 3-1 win against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Sean Dyche's side made the worst possible start at Dean Court when Barnes headed into his own net as he tried to clear under pressure from Bournemouth's Nathan Ake in the fourth minute.
However, Burnley were gifted an equaliser in the 18th minute as Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic let Ashley Westwood's corner go straight through his hands and Chris Wood nodded in at the far post.
Inspired by the New Zealand forward's 11th goal this season, the Clarets struck again two minutes later, with Westwood firing home after Chris Mepham failed to clear Dwight McNeil's cross.
Burnley were well on top and Barnes struck at the right end in the 57th minute.