Pope Happy With Miserly Clarets

Pope Happy With Miserly Clarets

Following the dispatching of Norwich without them finding the back of the net at Turf Moor, Burnley keeper Nick Pope is hoping their defence remains strong.

Sean Dyche’s men have been miserly at home and Norwich are the latest side to come to the north west and leave empty-handed after their 2-0 defeat on Saturday, courtesy of two goals from New Zealand international Chris Wood, his first of the season.

England keeper Pope is hoping the side will continue their mean streak at the back and that will become the norm for the season, as it will go a long way in seeing the club achieve their goal for the season of remaining in the top flight once again.

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“Everyone would say home form is massive in the Premier League,” the Clarets’ keeper told the club’s website. “We’ve had a good start. That’s two out of three now and we’ll look to build on that and really make this place a place people don’t want to come.

“Norwich were on a high after their result last week, so it was a great result for us and a performance we put in that was at a great level.”

Pope has made the number one spot his own at the club following the sale of Tom Heaton to Aston Villa in the summer with Joe Hart sat on the bench as second choice and Bailey Peacock-Farrell, a summer signing from Leeds United, staring for the Under 23s and at international level with Northern Ireland.

Pope was instrumental in the game with a vital save from in-form striker Teemu Pukki when the scores were level before Wood struck for Burnley.

The win sees Burnley move up to ninth in the early season Premier League table with the hope of a more steady season to come rather than last season’s roller-coaster ride.

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