Burnley defender Ben Mee heaped praise on Dwight McNeil after the teenager’s fine strike secured a vital three points for the Clarets.

Mee, who was named man of the match, and his teammates in defence stood firm all throughout and ensured the Clarets got just their second clean sheet 2019.

Relief could be felt all around Turf Moor when McNeil drilled his third Premier League goal to make sure his side came away with a 2-0 win over FA Cup semi-finalists Wolves.

“That’s a nice feeling,” said Mee of the three points which ended a run of four consecutive defeats.

“It was a little nervy at 1-0 and it was nice to see that ball go in with the second one from Dwight, who showed that bit of quality.

“He’s playing with a lot of freedom and he can just go out and keep doing that for us.

“It’s fantastic to see. He does it in training and you can see his quality and his ability.

“He’s a very exciting player to have this club and without putting the pressure on, he’s got big things ahead, I think.”

Burnley went ahead inside the opening two minutes when Chris Wood’s effort – following a McNeil free-kick – came back off a post and Conor Coady deflected the ball into his own net.

Dyche’s side had to dig deep to keep Wolves out to end their run of four league defeats on the bounce in the manager’s 300th game in charge.

“They are a good side. They have some top players and move the ball well,” said Mee.

“We had to be on our guard, and I thought we were very organised.

“We were under pressure in the second half and a little bit of nerves can kick in towards the end of a game.

“We defended really well, got our blocks in when we needed to, got tackles in and the full-backs were fantastic, defending the back post and stopping crosses.

“We were really resolute, and it was nice to get a clean sheet, as well. It was a really good performance all round.”

The win didn’t lift the Clarets any higher in the league, but did move them five points clear of 18th place Cardiff City who travel to Manchester City tomorrow for their game in hand.

The Bluebirds’ controversial defeat to Chelsea on Sunday has given Burnley breathing space in the battle to beat the drop.

The two teams meet at Turf Moor on Saturday week in what is set to be a crucial game as the bid to avoid dropping in to the bottom three. Though Mee isn’t getting carried away despite the brighter outlook after the weekend.

“The job’s not done but it was a fantastic win and a really good one to put the last performance behind us and get the three points,” said the defender.

“It’s always nice to reach the 40 points so we will look for that, but these next two games are massive for us.

“We go away with confidence now to Bournemouth and then there’s a big one back here against Cardiff.”