West Bromwich Albion had suffered an indifferent start to the season, drawing with Sunderland and Southampton before losing successive games to Swansea City and Everton, losing 5-0 collectively in those games. A response was needed, with new manager Alan Irvine already coming under pressure from sections of the Baggies faithful.
Yet a 1-0 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane last weekend and a win against Hull City in the Capital One Cup in midweek meant that West Brom went into today's game in good spirits, particularly with goal shy Burnley coming to The Hawthorns having scored just once this season.
Half an hour in, West Brom were rewarded for rejecting bids from Burnley for defender Craig Dawson this summer, as the former Rochdale man headed past Tom Heaton to give West Brom the lead, before Saido Berahino doubled their lead with a close range header.
Berahino got his second when Graham Dorrans threaded the ball through the defence, leaving the striker to smash the ball past Heaton, and Dorrans got his own name on the scoresheet in the dying seconds to compound Burnley's misery.
Sean Dyche's side have now gone almost nine hours without finding the back of the net in the top flight, and the Clarets boss will be growing increasingly concerned about their lack of goals as he looks to keep them in the Premier League.