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2019-20 English Premier League
  • Chris Wood (10', 14')

Wood scores twice as Burnley bring Norwich crashing down

Burnley striker Chris Wood scored a superb first-half brace to help them outclass promoted Norwich City 2-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday and return to winning ways in the Premier League.

The result snapped Burnley's winless run of four games since they beat Southampton 3-0 on the opening day of the campaign and gave Daniel Farke's Norwich a reality check following their 3-2 upset of champions Manchester City last weekend.

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Wood put Burnley ahead in the 10th minute with his first league goal since April, guiding his header past Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul at point-blank range after Ashley Westwood whipped in a perfect ball from the corner.

Norwich paid the price for giving away possession cheaply as New Zealander Wood doubled Burnley's lead four minutes later by meeting midfielder Dwight McNeil's drilled pass from the left with a crisp left-footed shot that gave Krul no chance.

Midfielder Moritz Leitner, who came on in the opening half for the injured Alexander Tettey, had Norwich's best chance of the game in the 23rd minute but his fierce shot from distance only rattled the post with Nick Pope beaten.

Sean Dyche's Burnley, who have collected eight points from six matches, next travel to promoted Aston Villa while Norwich visit Crystal Palace.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 26 +46 76
2 Manchester City 25 +36 51
3 Leicester City 26 +28 50
4 Chelsea 26 +7 41
5 Tottenham Hotspur 26 +9 40
6 Sheffield United 26 +4 39
7 Manchester United 26 +9 38
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 +3 36
9 Everton 26 -4 36
10 Arsenal 26 +2 34
11 Burnley 26 -9 34
12 Southampton 26 -16 31
13 Newcastle United 26 -16 31
14 Crystal Palace 26 -9 30
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 26 -7 27
16 AFC Bournemouth 26 -14 26
17 Aston Villa 26 -16 25
18 West Ham United 25 -13 24
19 Watford 26 -16 24
20 Norwich City 26 -24 18