Norwich beats Burnley 2-0 in Premier League relegation scrap

April 10, 2022 GMT
Norwich City's Pierre Lees-Melou, center, celebrates scoring with teammates during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Burnley at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, Sunday April 10, 2022. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
Norwich City's Pierre Lees-Melou, center, celebrates scoring with teammates during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Burnley at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, Sunday April 10, 2022. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
Norwich City's Pierre Lees-Melou, center, celebrates scoring with teammates during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Burnley at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, Sunday April 10, 2022. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
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Norwich City's Pierre Lees-Melou, center, celebrates scoring with teammates during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Burnley at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, Sunday April 10, 2022. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
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Norwich City's Pierre Lees-Melou, center, celebrates scoring with teammates during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Burnley at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, Sunday April 10, 2022. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

NORWICH, England (AP) — Burnley squandered an opportunity to close the gap to Premier League safety, losing 2-0 to bottom club Norwich at Carrow Road on Sunday.

French midfielder Pierre Lees-Melou opened the scoring for Norwich in the ninth minute when he slotted the ball into the bottom right corner with a shot from outside the box following a corner.

The home side fended off multiple attempts by Burnley to find an equalizer before Teemu Pukki put the game out of reach with a goal in the 86th with a fine finish from the right after a through ball from Mathias Normann.

Burnley remains 18th in the table, four points adrift of Everton, which extended its margin of safety by beating Manchester United 1-0 on Saturday.

Norwich remains rooted to the foot of the table despite the victory, seven points adrift of Everton in 17th.

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