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Burnley 2 Cardiff City 0

By Burnley FC
April 13 2019

Chris Wood's double secures crucial win as Clarets go 11 points clear.  On a day when winning was everything, the Clarets got the job done to all but secure a fourth successive season in the Premier League.

 Chris Wood’s ninth and tenth top-flight goals of the campaign were enough for Sean Dyche’s men to go 11 points clear of Cardiff, who remain stuck in the final relegation place.

 It was nervy and, at times, unconvincing stuff from the Clarets as they were almost made to pay for not adding to Wood’s headed goal in a dominant first-half display.

 But just when it mattered, Dyche’s side again dug deep to tough it out and complete a hat-trick of wins to all but guarantee safety.

 Wood’s second goal in added time at the end prompted celebrations on and off the pitch which suggested ‘mission accomplished’, and with the Clarets climbing to 14th place in the table, it’s appears to be onwards and upwards for Dyche’s troops.

 Burnley came out to a sea of claret as flags and scarves left for each supporter provided a colourful backdrop and vibrant atmosphere on a potentially pivotal afternoon.

 And the feel-good factor should have been extended just a couple of minutes in.

 In a mirror image of the opening goal that set up victory over Wolves a fortnight ago, Dwight McNeil had the chance to deliver a free-kick into the penalty area.

 Rather than pick out Wood’s run, this time he went to the back post where Ben Mee headed the ball back across goal for Wood whose aim was just off target as he nodded against a post.

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13/04/2019 18:29
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13/04/2019 19:02
Winning ugly! but winning - that's what counts. Should be safe now - phew!

13/04/2019 19:13
I’d put my council flat on Burnley being safe, now.

13/04/2019 19:59
We wanted 3 points and we got 3 points, that was hard work but as they have proved time and again this team are not afraid of graft, well done boys, you deserved it.

14/04/2019 04:55
Great result, shaky in the second half though Cardiff never really looked like scoring.

14/04/2019 17:29
Could have and should have gone in at half time leading by 3 clear goals,but the Clrets don't do easy,instead they let Cardiff apply pressure in the second half,but they didn't really look like scoring ..there's more chance of the Brexit deal going through than Burnley going down now.. Another season in the big money league assured with us pushing for a top four

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