This sport became frequently guaranteed to be shown first on Match of the Day, by advantage of it being basically among the finest Premier League fixture taking plan on Saturday.
It earned its high effect nonetheless. Sadly for Norwich Metropolis, that got right here at their expense, with two crimson playing cards, a shinned overhead kick opener and an delight in arrangement.
Safe to teach, this became now not the fond Premier League farewell that this already-relegated membership anticipated from their final time out of a regretful season at Carrow Motorway.
Chris Wood netted an acrobatic effort as Burnley eased beyond struggling 9-man Norwich
Wood diverted Johann Gudmundsson’s offer beyond Tim Krul in first half stoppage time
Daniel Farke watched on from the sidelines as his Championship-certain group self-destructed
First Emi Buendia became despatched off for an elbow to the back of Ashley Westwood’s head.
The Burnley man made a meal of the contact, but referee Kevin Excellent friend took most effective 5 seconds at his pitch-facet video display to accumulate it became noteworthy of a crimson.
Then Josip Drmic lunged in on Erik Pieters and there became no arguing with this one. It became gruesome, unhealthy, and Chris Wood opened the scoring seconds later.
That executed 15 minutes of carnage. To high it off, slack on, Ben Godfrey casually knocked the ball into his delight in accumulate whereas searching for to manipulate a unpleasant.
‘Naive, inexperienced, stupid – the total phrases are factual,’ Norwich boss Daniel Farke acknowledged. ‘It is now not acceptable. It is now not likely to exercise aspects with eight avid gamers.
Ben Godfrey’s heavy touch ended up within the back of his delight in accumulate to gift Burnley their 2nd
Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Klose (Zimmermann 46), Lewis, Tettey (Vrancic 90+3), McLean, Cantwell (Rupp 76), Buendia, Hernandez (Idah 86), Drmic
Subs now not frail: Stiepermann, Pukki, McGovern, Famewo, Martin
Sent off: Buendia, Drmic
Manager: Daniel Farke
Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Long, Tarkowski, Pieters, Gudmundsson (Brady 60), Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Wood, Rodriguez
Subs now not frail: Peacock-Farrell, Vydra, Thompson, Dunne, Benson, Goodridge, Driscoll-Glennon, Mumbongo
Targets: Wood 45+5, Godfrey (OG) 80
Manager: Sean Dyche
‘We’re sitting on plan 20. We executed with eight avid gamers. You may now not hear any excuse blaming the referee. My avid gamers walked into the trap.’
With out Buendia and Drmic, Farke’s 2nd-half formation became 4-4-0, as Norwich tried to minimise the embarrassment against a Burnley facet combating for European qualification.
This victory skill Sean Dyche’s facet remain mathematically within the bustle for the Europa League.
Kevin Excellent friend had checked the VAR disguise ahead of handing Emi Buendia his early dismissal
There became talk of Dyche leaving within the summertime amid frustrations over spending. If that is the case, he’s going out on high, with Burnley having lost most effective as soon as within the league since January.
‘We’ve equalled our easiest ever complete,’ Dyche acknowledged of their 54 Premier League aspects. ‘To hold 15 tidy sheets and the wins on the table is terribly gorgeous. I’m elated for the avid gamers.’
You may trace Dyche’s frustrations about the size of his squad. On his bench right here had been six avid gamers who had underneath no circumstances even looked within the Premier League. Any other, 18-year-mature Max Thompson, had previously made a single look within the high flight.
VAR officials asked Excellent friend to evaluation the incident after Buendia had caught Ashley Westwood
Buendia looked roundly perplexed after the crimson card for clipping Westwood with an elbow
Norwich’s nightmare went from rotten to worse after Josip Drmic scythed down Erik Pieters
Drmic caught the Burnley neatly-known particular person around his ankles, and became despatched off straight by Kevin Excellent friend
But Dyche is working wonders with what he’s got.
The principle likelihood fell to the membership already destined for the Championship after 20 minutes.
Godfrey’s header became saved by Chop Pope – the goalkeeper chasing the Golden Glove – ahead of Alexander Tettey’s prepare-up shot became cleared off the road by James Tarkowski.
Norwich hold now lost ten straight video games in all competitions but battled enthralling after half-time
After half an hour, Buendia and Westwood became embroiled in a tussle. Excellent friend went to his video display and after inspecting from a single angle, got the crimson out.
Earlier than half time, Norwich went appropriate down to 9 men. Drmic dived in on Pieters and became rightly crimson carded. Moments later, Wood met Johann Gudmundsson’s unpleasant with an overhead kick.
In a roundabout way, Godfrey stumbled on his delight in accumulate, summing up Norwich’s sorry season.
Re-stay the drama from Carrow Motorway with Sportsmail‘s DANIEL DAVIS underneath…