19 Jul 2020

Wood sets Burnley goalscoring record

10:16 am on 19 July 2020

Chris Wood has etched his name into Burnley's record books in style.

Burnley's New Zealand striker Chris Wood scores the opening goal with an overhead kick during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Burnley at Carrow Road stadium in Norwich, eastern England on July 18, 2020. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / POOL / AFP)

Chris Wood unleashing his overhead kick to score Burnley's opening goal against Norwich Photo: AFP

The All Whites striker has scored from a spectacular overhead kick deep into first half stoppage time to help the Clarets to a 2-0 win at Premier League cellar dwellers Norwich.

It's Wood's 13th league goal of the season, the most by a Burnley player in the Premier League.

He's also the first player from the Lancashire club to reach that tally in the top flight since Ray Hankin and Peter Noble in the 1975/76 season.

"Personally it's lovely. You always go out there to score as many as you can so it's nice. Thankfully I popped up with one today to take me to the record," Wood told Sky Sports UK.

"It was a good time to score, just before halftime. Especially when they've just gone down to nine men."

It's also Burnley's record-breaking 15th win of the Premier League.

Since the Premier League restart last month, only Manchester City and Manchester United have earned more Premier League points than Burnley, helping them rise to ninth on the table.

The Clarets are now level on points eighth-placed Sheffield United and a point ahead of Arsenal, having played an extra game.