Norwich City-Burnley Preview

The Associated Press

For as massive a victory Norwich City achieved last weekend, it's only essential they maintain that momentum going forward.

The Canaries look to build on their triumph over the reigning Premier League champions when they visit Burnley on Saturday.

In one of the more stunning results in the history of the Premier League, promoted-side Norwich (2-0-3) won 3-2 at home over Manchester City last Saturday. Despite dealing with a bevy of injuries, the Canaries got first-half goals from Kenny McLean and Todd Cantwell and an important 50th-minute score from Teemu Pukki to eventually hold off City at Carrow Road.

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Whilst the celebrations were plenty in Norwich following that triumph, Canaries players and coaches know their collective minds must remain grounded as they try to build on that victory and win consecutive matches for the first time this season.

"We have to stay calm, it's just one game - an important game definitely," Norwich manager Daniel Farke told the Canaries' official website. "Each and every game will be different, with teams with different styles and quality. But, we have to take out of (that) game that if you stick together, you always have a chance. Even if no one bets on you, with bravery and commitment and togetherness, you can go far."

Whilst Norwich have banded together as a unit, Pukki has been the team's early star. He's scored six of the club's nine Premier League goals, though only one has come on the road.

Norwich's collective concern, meanwhile, should be on Burnley (1-2-2).

"All the teams that came up this season have looked quite sharp and lively, and Norwich don't look out of place at all in the Premier League," Burnley midfielder Jack Cork told his team's official website. "They have started really well, scoring goals and playing good football. So, it'll be a really tough game."

The Clarets got the season off to a strong start with a 3-0 win over Southampton, but have failed to prevail in league play since. Burnley did manage to earn a point last weekend with a 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion, thanks to a 91st-minute goal from Jeff Hendrick.

"Like we always do, we stay in games and give ourselves a chance to get something out of it," said Hendrick, who is one of two players not named Ashley Barnes to score for Burnley this season. "We've just got to kick on and keep adding (points)."

This will be the first time Burnley and Norwich have met since the FA Cup in January 2012.

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