Burnley 1-0 Norwich Metropolis: Clarets take the lead after Jay Rodriguez penalty

Jay Rodriguez scores
Jay Rodriguez’s penalty was simply Burnley’s second effort on course

Jay Rodriguez’s late penalty propelled Burnley high of the Championship as they beat Norwich Metropolis 1-0 at Turf Moor.

The Clarets dominated the primary half however could not conjure up a worthwhile effort on purpose as they canceled out the Canaries.

Norwich’s Todd Cantwell and Burnley’s Josh Brownhill got here shut within the early phases of the second half as probabilities remained scarce.

However Rodriguez transformed powerfully within the 82nd minute after Grant Hanley was penalized for the handball.

The win was Burnley’s fourth in 5 video games and prolonged their unbeaten streak to fifteen video games as they moved two factors within the lead.

Norwich stay seventh, one level away from the play-off locations after a fourth defeat in 5 video games for Dean Smith’s males.

All Burnley lacked in a fantastic first half was a purpose as they topped the guests with two-thirds of possession, with the Canaries unable to muster a first-half purpose effort for the primary time this season.

Anass Zaroury and Johann Berg Gudmundsson impressed on the flanks, whereas Jack Cork and Josh Brownhill had been efficient in midfield as Vincent Kompany made 4 adjustments because the facet recovered from a 2- 0 at half-time at Sunderland to win 4-2.

Nathan Tella’s first effort from the sting of the field was deflected vast, whereas Zaroury had two good early probabilities – a far publish header that looped over the bar and a right-footed effort that curled up simply above the highest proper nook.

Norwich created extra within the opening minute of the second half than in your complete first half as Teemu Pukki discovered himself behind the Burnley protection for the primary time and performed Cantwell however his close-range effort was was blocked by Gudmundsson just a few meters away.

Brownhill got here shut quickly after for the Clarets as each side struggled to search out an edge in entrance of purpose till Manuel Benson’s cross hit Hanley’s excessive arm and Rodriguez headed house at 12 meters.

Norwich ought to have equalized quickly after, however Pukki noticed a well-saved facet shot from Arijanet Muric after the Finland striker cleared.

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany informed BBC Radio Lancashire:

“Guys might be pleased with themselves, and with the busy schedule, I feel we wanted that house sport, the elevate of the gang, and we performed it.

“The primary half was actually good, the second half I feel we stayed affected person and saved pushing our approach into the Norwich penalty space and we had been rewarded with a extremely good win and a white sheet.

“We knew it was a giant sport. Norwich, being one of many groups that left the Premier League final season, we anticipated it to be a tricky sport and in itself that is a really gratifying for us.”

Norwich Metropolis supervisor Dean Smith informed BBC Radio Norfolk:

“I am very pissed off as a result of the primary half-hour we took plenty of punches however we did not bleed. We defended our field very nicely however we saved giving the ball again to them.

“Our urge for food for the ball wasn’t what it ought to have been. Burnley performed very nicely and acquired previous us and thru us within the first half.

“We began the second half on the entrance foot and had a good probability and Burnley struggled to get us open.

“However sadly we gave away a silly penalty which price us the sport. I am pissed off and dissatisfied however pleased with defenders Sam McCallum and Jonathan Tomkinson for stepping in as we speak. [due to injuries] and the performances they did.”



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