The Clarets moved up to fourth in the Premier League table after a Jeff Hendrick goal was enough to edge past 10-man Everton.

In a game which, at times, lacked quality, there was no doubting the special nature of Hendrick’s winner, the Irishman volleying home at the back post from a deep Westwood corner.

Everton were forced to play the final 34 minutes with 10 men after Seamus Coleman was shown a second yellow after a clumsy challenge on Dwight McNeil.

The Toffees’ full-back was perhaps lucky to still be on the pitch at that point, he was only cautioned for a nasty-looking lunge on Erik Pieters just before the break.

The visitors started the better of the two sides, winning a string of early corners and applying some early pressure without really testing Nick Pope.

The Clarets first real chance came on 11 minutes, Johann Berg Gudmundsson heading straight at Jordan Pickford from a Pieters cross.

The Icelandic winger was involved again just three minutes later, his cross was claimed well by Pickford under pressure from Wood.

Burnley started to ramp up the pressure on the half hour mark and Jeff Hendrick came close to opening the scoring, smashing a volley from a deep corner goalwards only to see Pickford somehow keep it out at his near post.

Everton had their own chances and James Tarkowski was at full-stretch to push a Richarlison ball over his own bar on 33 minutes with the busy Dominic Calvert-Lewin ready to pounce in the six yard box.

Alex Iwobi was the next to have a go for the Toffees but his turn and shot five minutes before the break was blocked by Matt Lowton as it flew towards goal.

The half ended with the first Coleman flashpoint, referee Graham Scott felt a booking was punishment enough for the Irishman who went over the top of the ball onto the ankle of Pieters after over-running the ball.

A mis-placed McNeil pass almost presented an opportunity to Calvert-Lewin just after the restart but Mee managed to hook his foot around the ball to prevent the Everton man being free on goal.

It was a surprise to see Pieters return for the second half but he lasted just 10 minutes before being replaced by Charlie Taylor.

Coleman was sent for an early bath just before the hour mark, the Irishman picking up his second booking for a clumsy challenge on McNeil.

Barnes went close from the resulting free-kick, latching onto a Tarkowski flick and smashing just wide with Pickford beaten.

The breakthrough finally came on 72 minutes, Hendrick side-footing home a volley at the back post from a deep Westwood corner.

Both sides continued to press but it was the Clarets with the better of the chances, Pickford saved from Rodriguez after a quick break from McNeil before Gudmundsson fired over from a Taylor cross.

Everton continued to push for an equaliser but the Clarets were smart enough with the ball to stretch them on the break and see out the game for a hard-fought three points.

Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Gudmundsson (Lennon 84), Hendrick, Westwood, McNeil; Barnes (Rodriguez 72), Wood.

Subs: Hart, Taylor, Brady, Vydra, Long.

Booked: Hendrick

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne; Schneiderlin (Gomes 84), Delph; Iwobi, Sigurdsson (Sidibe 59), Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin (Kean 72).

Subs: Lossl, Holgate, Bernard, Davies.

Booked: Coleman, Sidibe

Sent off: Coleman