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Previously at Turf Moor: Burnley 1-2 Norwich City

Norwich City travel to Turf Moor this weekend for the final Premier League fixture against Burnley before the October international break.

Ahead of the game, we’ve taken a look back at the last time we faced Burnley away - an FA Cup fourth round clash in January 2020.

The Canaries had made it to the fourth round by way of a convincing 4-2 win at Preston North End in the third round, Adam Idah netting a hat-trick at the Deepdale Stadium.

Burnley, meanwhile, had also won their third round 4-2 as they brushed aside Peterborough United at home.

In the league, Norwich had just claimed a precious 1-0 win at home to AFC Bournemouth and been marginally beaten 2-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Burnley were looking comfortable in mid-table following wins over Leicester City and Manchester United.

Norwich almost broke the deadlock straight from kick-off as a misplaced Erik Pieters clearance put Josip Drmic through on goal, the latter shooting wide of the post.

Ralf Fahrmann was called into action at the other end when Chris Wood latched onto a pass from Sam Byram and put the ball on a plate for Jay Rodriguez.

Fahrmann made another good stop to deny former Canary Robbie Brady moments later, who tried his luck with a low left-footed strike from distance.

City again had a great chance to take the lead when Drmic played a perfectly weighted pass through to Byram, who poked the ball past the onrushing Joe Hart, but James Tarkowski was on the line to make a vital clearance for the Clarets.

Onel Hernandez was next to go close, receiving a long aerial pass from Christoph Zimmermann before cutting in from the left and striking venomously for Hart to parry away.

Tarkowski then had to time his tackle well as Mario Vrancic weaved his way into the Burnley penalty area, the scores remaining level despite a flurry of chances.

The home side cleared the danger from a Norwich corner shortly after, but only as far as Lukas Rupp, who stung the palms of Hart with a powerful attempt from distance.

Tarkowski was involved again at the other end, heading onto the crossbar from a corner floated into a dangerous area in City’s six-yard box.

Sean Dyche’s side came close again when Pieters found Brady, who had got the wrong side of Tom Trybull, before dragging his shot just wide.

Drmic scuffed wide following some promising Norwich build-up on the brink of half-time.

In the 53rd minute, City finally took the lead when a deep Vrancic free-kick was calmly headed in by Grant Hanley, the former Blackburn Rovers defender satisfied to score at Turf Moor.

City went 2-0 up almost instantly, counter-attacking through Jamal Lewis on the left wing. He pulled it back for Vrancic to lift another accurate delivery into the Burnley penalty area, Rupp the recipient.

The German midfielder looked to scoop the ball over Hart, who got a hand to it, but it fell into Drmic’s path who was presented with a straightforward tap-in.

Marco Stiepermann had a chance to put the result beyond doubt as Norwich once again countered from a Burnley attack, but his effort was off target.

Jeff Hendrick and Drmic then both fired wide in an end-to-end second half.

However, Burnley then caused trouble in the Norwich penalty area, and with the Canaries unable to clear the ball, Pieters pounced to fire into the bottom right corner and reduce the arrears.

Teemu Pukki came on as a substitute and had a good chance saved before the final whistle was blown to ensure City’s progress.

Norwich went on to beat Tottenham Hotspur on penalties in the fifth round before being eliminated after extra-time against Manchester United at Carrow Road in the quarter-finals.

City XI: Fahrmann; Byram, Hanley, Zimmermann, Lewis; Vrancic, Trybull; Rupp, Stiepermann (Duda 81’), Hernandez (McLean 84’); Drmic (Pukki 89’)

Unused substitutes: McGovern, Aarons, Tettey, Martin

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