Jack Cork hailed a ‘proper performance’ from Burnley as they ended their losing run in style.

The Clarets moved five points clear of the dropzone with a home victory over Wolves courtesy of a Conor Coady own goal and Dwight McNeil strike.

A clean sheet was key to the victory, as the Clarets held out against a Wolves side who face Watford in the semi final of the FA Cup on Saturday.

And believing Burnley to be back to their best, Cork said: “It was a proper performance from us.

“That’s what we’re good at, that’s how we play, that’s how we do things and we make it hard for teams, especially when they come here.

“That was how we should play and that is how we do play a lot of the time.

“We were hoping, with a big week ahead of them, that they might be distracted going in to the game.

“They play some good stuff at times but we always wanted to make it hard for them and we did.”

Following a Premier League club record of eight games unbeaten with four straight defeats, including a 2-1 loss to 10 man Leicester before the international break, had dragged Sean Dyche’s men back in to the relegation mix.

But after three points boosted their survival chances, the midfielder said: “It was a good win.

“We knew what was at stake before the game, it was similar to the Leicester game beforehand, but we did what we had to and won the game.

“Everyone on the pitch played well and it was one of those games where it all clicked.

“We were unlucky against Leicester, we had a man advantage for the majority of the game but went 1-0 down.

“We tried to force it and that doesn’t really suit us. We knew we had to settle down, see it as a new game and just take it from there.

“Everyone knew the task and they executed it perfectly.”

While the victory was very welcome, Cork stopped short of calling it the best of the season.

He added: “The Tottenham game was massive and any game within that eight-game unbeaten run was huge to get us out of it.

“We’ve had to dig in a few times and we’ve done it most of the time apart from the last four. Hopefully it will be a good end to the season now and we’ll try and get a few more wins.”