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Chris Wood opened his account for the season with two goals against Norwich

Two Chris Wood goals in four first-half minutes helped Burnley to a comfortable Premier League win over Norwich at Turf Moor.

Wood's goals ensured the Clarets recorded their first win since the opening day of the season as they climbed up to seventh in the table.

In an opening period characterised by Norwich playing themselves into trouble at the back, Wood capitalised on some slack marking to head the hosts in front from Ashley Westwood's near-post corner.

The forward, who had to wait until November for his first league goal last term, then doubled his and Burnley's tally four minutes later, stroking Dwight McNeil's driven cross into the roof of the Norwich net from five yards.

Alex Tettey's first-half withdrawal due to a groin injury compounded a bad day for Norwich, who started the day without a clutch of first-team regulars.

The Canaries remain on six points in 15th, two points above the bottom three.

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Pragmatism wins the day

Going into their sixth match of the season last term, Burnley were bottom of the Premier League after collecting a solitary point as they struggled to contend with Europa League commitments, that added six games and trips to Greece and Turkey to their schedule.

But even without that added strain this time around, a slow start meant that this was a fixture the Clarets could ill afford not to win.

It was also one that was perfectly suited to their tactics and the pragmatic football manager Sean Dyche prides himself on.

Dyche, taking charge of Burnley for the 313th game to become the fourth-longest-serving manager in the club's history - encouraged his team to press their opponents from the off.

And it yielded immediate dividends as Norwich's determination to play out from the back at all costs played into Burnley's hands.

Ben Godfrey's concession of a first-minute corner after sloppily losing the ball on the edge of his own penalty area was a precursor of what was to follow.

Both Burnley's goals came after the Canaries were caught out in a similar manner, though the first was also augmented by allowing Wood a free header a yard from goal from Westwod's delivery.

Jack Cork, Jeff Hendrick and Ashley Barnes also had chances to increase Burnley's lead before the interval as Norwich repeatedly ignored the warnings of the first 15 minutes of play.

More to follow.

    Line-ups Match Stats Live Text

Line-ups

Burnley

    1Pope

    2Lowton

    5Tarkowski

    6Mee

    23Pieters

    13HendrickSubstituted forBradyat 90+2'minutes

    18Westwood

    4Cork

    11McNeilSubstituted forLennonat 79'minutes

    10BarnesSubstituted forRodriguezat 79'minutes

    9Wood

Substitutes

    3Taylor

    12Brady

    19Rodriguez

    20Hart

    25Lennon

    27Vydra

    28Long

Norwich

    1Krul

    3Byram

    24AmadouBooked at 33mins

    4Godfrey

    12Lewis

    27TetteySubstituted forLeitnerat 13'minutes

    23McLean

    17Buendía

    18StiepermannSubstituted forDrmicat 75'minutes

    14CantwellSubstituted forRobertsat 90'minutes

    22Pukki

Substitutes

    5Hanley

    7Roberts

    10Leitner

    16Heise

    20Drmic

    32Srbeny

    33McGovern

Referee:

David Coote

Attendance:

19,712

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamNorwich

Possession

Home41%

Away59%

Shots

Home13

Away11

Shots on Target

Home6

Away2

Corners

Home7

Away3

Fouls

Home11

Away10

Live Text

Posted at

Match ends, Burnley 2, Norwich City 0.

Full TimePosted at 90'+5'

Second Half ends, Burnley 2, Norwich City 0.

Posted at 90'+4'

Patrick Roberts (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 90'+4'

Foul by Aaron Lennon (Burnley).

Posted at 90'+2'

Hand ball by Patrick Roberts (Norwich City).

SubstitutionPosted at 90'+2'

Substitution, Burnley. Robbie Brady replaces Jeff Hendrick because of an injury.

SubstitutionPosted at 90'

Substitution, Norwich City. Patrick Roberts replaces Todd Cantwell.

Posted at 86'

Foul by Ibrahim Amadou (Norwich City).

Posted at 86'

Jay Rodriguez (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 84'

Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 84'

Foul by Ashley Westwood (Burnley).

Posted at 84'

Attempt missed. Moritz Leitner (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Posted at 83'

Attempt blocked. Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emiliano Buendía.

Posted at 82'

Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Lowton with a cross.

SubstitutionPosted at 79'

Substitution, Burnley. Jay Rodriguez replaces Ashley Barnes.

SubstitutionPosted at 79'

Substitution, Burnley. Aaron Lennon replaces Dwight McNeil.

Posted at 77'

Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 77'

Foul by Ashley Westwood (Burnley).

SubstitutionPosted at 75'

Substitution, Norwich City. Josip Drmic replaces Marco Stiepermann.

Posted at 75'

Attempt missed. Moritz Leitner (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jamal Lewis.

Posted at 73'

Foul by Teemu Pukki (Norwich City).

Posted at 73'

James Tarkowski (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 70'

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Matthew Lowton.

Posted at 70'

Attempt blocked. Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Moritz Leitner.

Posted at 70'

Attempt blocked. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Erik Pieters.

Posted at 68'

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matthew Lowton with a cross.

Posted at 68'

Attempt saved. Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marco Stiepermann.

Posted at 67'

Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dwight McNeil.

Posted at 67'

Attempt blocked. Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Cork.

Posted at 64'

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

Posted at 60'

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Wood.

Posted at 59'

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Ibrahim Amadou.

Posted at 58'

Tim Krul (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 58'

Foul by Matthew Lowton (Burnley).

Posted at 57'

Attempt blocked. Ashley Westwood (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Posted at 56'

Foul by Ibrahim Amadou (Norwich City).

Posted at 56'

Chris Wood (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 54'

Foul by Sam Byram (Norwich City).

Posted at 54'

Erik Pieters (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 48'

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Sam Byram.

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Source: bbc.com

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