Massive win against a good side – Marney

Dean Marney’s first goal at Turf Moor helped sink one of his former clubs – and now he hopes Burnley can match the Canaries for consistency.

The 27-year-old midfielder made 15 appearances while on loan to City in 2005 without scoring, but it was his 20-yard drive that gave the Clarets a 1-0 lead on the way to a 2-1 Championship success.

“It’s my first home goal here so it meant a lot. It’s important that I try to add that to my game,” said Marney.

“I didn’t come here with a prolific goalscoring record. I think people were a bit disappointed that I didn’t score as many goals as I should but that wasn’t my game.”

He said of promotion-chasing Norwich: “They are in that position for a reason and that’s where we want to be. Against the top sides we’ve shown what we are all about. It’s just against the teams lower down the league where we need to start picking up points.”

Burnley bounced back from a 1-0 midweek defeat at Doncaster to inflict the first away defeat on Paul Lambert’s men since the end of October.

“We let ourselves down on Tuesday, which was disappointing.

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“It was important we bounced back today which we did,” Marney told the club’s official website.

“It was a massive win against a good side.

“We knew it was going to be tough and it proved to be a tough day but there was a great work ethic from the lads and we got what we deserved.”