Burnley have moved up to 15th in the Premier League, and three points above the drop zone, after winning 3-1 against Brighton.

Chris Wood scored twice and Ashley Barnes converted a penalty to make it 3-0 before Shane Duffy pulled one back for the home side.

The Clarets are now seven games unbeaten in the league.

The game started at a fast pace as Burnley skipper Tom Heaton was called in to action twice in the opening five minutes.

The second of the two saves was well stopped as Pascal Gross’s effort looked destined for the back of the net.

Burnley should have opened the scoring in the 17th minute through Barnes.

Dwight McNeil got a low cross in from the left, the sprawling Shane Duffy deflected on to his own crossbar.

The rebound fell to the former Brighton man, who headed over from five yards.

Heaton was called in to action in the 24th minute and he produced an even better save than the previous two.

Jack Cork was caught in possession and the ball found its way to Solly March.

He cut inside on his left and fired one towards the top corner, but Heaton’s left hand kept the scores level.

In the 26th minute, Wood opened the scoring for the visitors.

Barnes did brilliantly to chest the ball down and play it over the top for Wood.

Lewis Dunk slipped, so Wood had only Mat Ryan to beat and he did so with ease.

Heaton was a man who did not want to be beaten as he pulled off another great save.

This time it was from a Gross cross, Heaton got his fingertips to it to prevent Murray heading in.

The last action of the half was Jeff Hendrick making a vital clearance off his own goal line from a Shane Duffy header.

The second half started with Brighton on the front foot as they went in search of the equaliser.

After being under pressure for much of the half, Wood scored again in the 62nd minute to double Burnley’s lead.

McNeil found space and drove forward, he played in Wood who fired first time past Ryan.

In the 73rd minute, Barnes was brought down in the box by Ryan to earn Burnley’s second penalty in two games after going 67 games without one.

Barnes stepped up himself and made it 3-0 for the visitors.

Two minutes later, Brighton got a goal back through a Shane Duffy header.

Burnley held on for the rest of the game to take the three points home with them.

Burnley: Heaton; Bardsley, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor; Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Barnes, Wood

Unused subs: Hart, Lowton, Gibson, Crouch, Ward, Vydra, Long

Brighton: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Stephens, Gross (65’ Bissouma), Propper, March (46’ Knockaert) ; Murray, Locadia (65’ Jahanbakhsh)

Unused subs: Button, Kayal, Bernardo, Burn