SEAN Dyche celebrated a winning start to life as Burnley boss with a rare home win over Wolves.

The visit of Stale Solbakken's men offered a tough debut for the former Watford manager, who last week succeeded Eddie Howe at the Turf Moor helm.

Burnley had previously won only twice in 22 home league meetings with Wolves – a run stretching back to 1964.

But the Clarets put earlier encounters behind them with goals from Martin Paterson and top scorer Charlie Austin in either half, while the defence held firm under second half pressure to secure back-to-back home clean sheets.

Paterson put the home side on the front foot in the 17th minute with his first of the season after running onto Ben Mee's excellent ball and tucking it through the advancing Carl Ikeme.

There was little else of note in a tepid first half.

But the game sparked into life when Charlie Austin did, with the striker adding his 19th goal of the campaign so far with the simplest of headers from Ross Wallace's corner.

Wolves carried more of a threat in the second half, but Burnley, with David Edgar and Brian Stock providing an additional midfield buffer to the back four, contributed to keeping Wolves at bay.