Saturday, 5 February 2011

Burnley 2 - 1 Norwich

Jay Rodriguez bagged a late winner as Burnley hit Norwich's promotion hopes.
The England Under-21 player poked in a Daniel Fox free-kick from six yards with nine minutes left to stretch Burnley's unbeaten home run to five.
Former Canaries loanee Dean Marney had given the hosts a lead on 33 minutes after good work by winger Chris Eagles.
Norwich equalised on 65 minutes when captain Grant Holt converted Wes Hoolahan's cross but the joy was short-lived as Burnley got the late goal.
The defeat means the Canaries slip below Nottingham Forest into third in the table and brings an end to their eight-game unbeaten run in the Championship.

They had begun in lively fashion when Henri Lansbury - the injury-time match-winner against Millwall on Tuesday - blazed over the bar after only a minute.
The Turf Moor outfit hit back and went close through new signing Charlie Austin and missed headers from Rodriguez and Clarke Carlisle.
They finally grabbed the lead when Marney finished impressively after some great build-up play from Eagles.
Norwich wasted a chance just before the interval when Leon Barnett headed over Lansbury's free-kick, but they pegged it back in the second half.
It was a fine finish from Holt, who tucked in his first goal in six matches following a fine delivery by Hoolahan. Lee Grant saved well from Chris Martin and Barnett nodded over the bar as Norwich pressed for the winner.
However, it was the Burnley faithful who were celebrating at the end after seeing Rodriguez, named in the England Under-21 squad for the friendly in Italy, to snatch victory when slotting in.

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