Opportunistic Burnley wins at Cardiff City

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Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Sam Vokes scored second half goals to lead Burnley to a 2-1 win over Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.

Josh Murphy scored Cardiff City’s lone goal, as the Bluebirds remain in 19th place.

Burnley is 12th with seven points after consecutive PL wins.

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A sleepy game — it might’ve been in a coma, to be honest — was snapped awake by the inferior visitors, as Gudmundsson got high at the back post to pound a header into the turf and past Neil Etheridge. Not the best moment for the Cardiff goalkeeper.

And Cardiff answered, with Murphy’s terrific finish back across goal leveling the score at 1 with a half-hour to play in Wales. Bruno Ecuele Manga delivered the cross.

Vokes then restored Burnley’s lead in the 70th minute, stooping to turn Matej Vydra‘s cute cross past Etheridge.

Murphy dragged a shot just outside the near post in the 82nd minute.

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