Pope believes Burnley’s press was the secret to Canaries undoing

Nick Pope of Burnley dives in vain as Moritz Leitner of Norwich has a shot on goal that hits the pos

Nick Pope of Burnley dives in vain as Moritz Leitner of Norwich has a shot on goal that hits the post during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, BurnleyPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026721/09/2019 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope believes the game plan implemented by the Clarets during Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Norwich City is an example of what’s making Turf Moor such a difficult place to visit for away sides this season.

Pope kept a clean sheet against City, saving Teemu Pukki's effort when the game was even prior to Chris Wood scoring twice in four minutes to see off the Canaries.

City struggled with the intensity of the home sides pressing and the England international believes Burnley's aggressiveness in the press early on was instrumental to overcoming Norwich's qualities.

Speaking to Burnley's official site, Pope said "Norwich were on a high after their result last week, so it was a great result for us and a performance that was at a great level.

"Like a few teams in this league they like to play out from the back.


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"We are a team that likes to press high at times and get on the front foot."

The result leaves City still searching for their first away win since returning to the Premier League.

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