MC 4 – 1 Burnley – FA CUP 17/18 HD Highlights
Early headers by Grant Holt and Simeon Jackson made it 2-0 to Norwich before Jay Rodriguez pulled a goal back, nodding in a Ross Wallace free-kick.
Holt missed a penalty before the break after Charlie Austin was adjudged to have handled Andrew Crofts’s cross.
But Andrew Surman’s cool finish and Steve Morison’s tap-in completed a well-deserved victory.
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Norwich have been strugglers in the Cup in recent years. This victory was only their third FA Cup third round win in their past 15 attempts.
Norwich’s Premier League quality shone through in their superior passing and movement. Wes Hoolahan was a major threat going forward for the Premier League side while Daniel Ayala impressed in defence.
Given how many of Norwich’s players were in the Championship last season, the commanding nature of the victory illustrated just how far they have come in a short space of time under manager Paul Lambert.
It also demonstrated how much work Burnley have to do before a return to the top flight becomes realistic.
Lambert made five changes, including a rare start for Declan Rudd in goal, but their side was still strong as they faced a Burnley team who have made a habit of cup runs in recent years.