Call me a cynic, but I’ve always believed there’s no such thing as perfect.
Even in this most dazzling of seasons, there
This defeat was one of them, largely because it was entirely preventable.
I’m not going to bash Sean Dyche’s side, they know their limitations and play to their strengths.
But even the most ardent of Clarets will know this result flattered them.
The first goal was an absolute gift, with the home side profiting from
The second was well hit by Dwight McNeil, but the teenager was met with little opposition during the buildup.
But the most generous aspect of Wolves performance was the predictability of their attacking play, which played right into Burnley’s hands.
The absence of Raul Jimenez for most of the game was an undoubted hinderance, with the team sorely missing its talismanic focal point.
With Diogo Jota out of sorts and Ivan Cavaleiro failing to impress, Ben Mee and James Tarkowski were able to dominate.
And while we certainly dominated possession, by the end of the game Tom Heaton had made only one save of note.
That’s disappointing and, while we have what’s sure to be a glorious day out at Wembley to look forward to, we’ll need to improve in these type of games if we’re serious about cracking the top six in the near future.
Four of the bottom six have put us to the sword on their own turf and Nuno will know that can’t be the case next season.
Still, a few bad results can’t undo the fact that it’s been a tremendous first season back in the top flight and won’t hamper anyone’s enthusiasm for next weeks semi-final.