The Canaries have won just five appearances this season, including four at home, but Daniel Farke’s men have struggled against a strong Burnley side who have kept their Europa League qualifying chances low.
Emiliano Buendia was sacked by referee Kevin Friend with scoring level, and Josip Drmic quickly followed the Argentinian after an unfortunate diving tackle on Erik Pieters.
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From there, Norwich’s task of securing their first Premier League point since February 28 was made even more difficult, when Chris Wood’s suspended kick managed to beat Tim Krul and reach the goal.
Ben Godfrey then transformed the ball into his own net less than 10 minutes from the end without any pressure from the Burnley attackers to sum up Norwich’s performance.
Since the restart and without the passion of the Carrow Road fans, Norwich have slipped to seven successive defeats which have confirmed their relegation from the top flight with three games to go.
Norwich had a lively start to the game, although the two sides lacked composure and were unable to put the moves together.
Dwight McNeil had the first good luck of the match with his long-range effort, but the ball crossed the bar without disturbing Tim Krul.
The Canaries, however, moved closer in the first 20 minutes, when Nick Pope saved Godfrey’s close-up header and James Tarkowski just managed to deflect Alex Tettey’s follow-up shot.
After a violent collision between Buendia and Ashley Westwood, the Norwich player received a red card for violent contact. Although the tie-up seemed harmless, the referee consulted the monitor following a lengthy VAR exam before sending the 23-year-old off for using an elbow.
Krul was called into action just before the half-time break, making a brilliant mid-air save after McNeil’s free kick deflected Onel Hernandez towards the Norwich goal. The Dutch keeper had to change his balance and change direction to complete the rescue.
Norwich’s day took another turn for the worse when Drmic was rightly awarded a red card for a brutal tackle on Pieters. After a quick VAR check, the Canaries were left to see the second half with nine men.
Moments later Burnley capitalized when the home side were unable to clear the ball, Johann Gudmundsson came through and Wood managed to beat Krul with an unfortunate header that came out of his shin.
Wood then had the chance to double his team’s lead early in the second half, when Westwood passed in his path, but number nine’s unidentified first end was scuffed far from goal.
With the game drawing to a close, Godfrey transformed a center of Pieters ahead of Krul and into his own net without any pressure from the Burnley players.