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On This Day in 2012… Norwich City cruise past Burnley in FA Cup

7 January 2020

In spirit of City’s 4-2 victory over Preston North End last weekend, its only right to take a look back on one of our other memorable third-round wins in the FA Cup.

The match in question came back in January of the 2011-12 season, as City were drawn up against Burnley at Carrow Road for their third-round cup tie.

Early headers from Grant Holt and Simeon Jackson gave City the advantage, with both goals finding the back of the net by the 12th minute, before Jay Rodriguez headed in one of his own for Burnley to lessen the gap by the 15-minute mark.

An agonising miss from the spot for Holt meant City missed their chance to go two ahead but was quickly compensated for by a cool Andrew Surman finish in the 60th minute. Jackson had laid the ball off to the midfielder perfectly as he was tackled, leaving Surman all the space he needed to slot one past Lee Grant in goal.

Burnley didn’t have much of a look-in from the 60th minute, but the game was completely wrapped up when Steve Morrison found the ball at his feet for a tap-in after a deflected save from Lee Grant.

The Canaries went on to beat West Brom 2-1 at the Hawthorns to progress to the fifth round, before suffering a 2-1 loss themselves to Leicester City.

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