SEAN Dyche praised Chris Wood’s character after the Burnley striker overcome a big miss to convert a late penalty to seal a point against Wolves.

Raul Jimenez’s 75th-minute strike had the visitors on course to keep the pressure on Manchester United and Leicester above them in the scramble for European places, but moments after missing a sitter, Wood scored from the spot to earn a point in stoppage time.

Having headed wide of an open goal seconds earlier, Wood went for an ambitious overhead kick in the fourth minute of time added on, but as he missed the ball it struck the arm of Wolves substitute Matt Doherty.

Mike Dean pointed to the spot, and after a lengthy VAR check, Wood – recently back from injury – fired into the top right corner of the goal.

“It’s another interesting twist that goes our way, and we worked to make it do so,” said Dyche, whose side remain unbeaten at home in the league since New Year’s Day. “It was another good finish to a strange game.

“It was great mentality from Woody. He’s getting back into playing, it was great to get 90 minutes out of him as he’s getting stronger and strong.

“When he missed that chance, it shows you what a strong character he is to step up and take the penalty and finish it in the style he did.”

A draw means a return to Europe looks unlikely for the Clarets who are four points behind seventh-placed Tottenham with two games to go.

But Dyche can be proud of their efforts as they stretched their unbeaten run to six games despite an array of issues since the season resumed and going back further, it is now only one defeat in the last 14.

“The Premier League is very unforgiving, and to put that run of games together and put points on the table in that run as well, coming out of a tough run when it started, I can’t speak highly enough of this group,” said the Clarets boss.

“They continue to give more and more to the cause. Players come in and they deliver. There is a relentlessness to what they’re doing. They never seem to know when they’re beaten. They just keep going and they’ve done that again tonight and got another valuable point.”