Head It In, "Wood" You: Burnley 2-0 Cardiff

By Juan Aguerrevere

Both Sean Dyche and Neil Warnock practice the same philosophy: big men up front and quick players in wide positions to bombard the opposition's box. You can almost hear them yelling, ‘PUT IT IN THE MIXER!’

The Clarets got off to a solid start by almost capitalizing from a free-kick. Dwight McNeil delivered a cross toward the second post cleared poorly by Sean Morrison and almost finished off by Chris Wood who hit the post. Minutes later, McNeil delivered another cross from a corner and this time Wood made the best of it by losing his mark and heading past Neil Etheridge. 

Neil Warnock almost lost his cool once again after Mike Dean denied two consecutive handball allegations inside the box early in the second half. Despite that the Blue Birds kicked into high gear creating chances several chanes. Harry Arter barely missed a shot that went over the post and Junior Hoilett sent his open shot over cross bar.

Cardiff players and Warnock felt robbed of a penalty again when Aron Gunnarson was taken down softly by Charlie Taylor in the box. If that wasn't enough, in added time players screamed one last time for a penalty thinking that a shot hit James Tarkowski's hand when it really hit his knee.

A deflected cross by McNeil was finished by Wood in the ninty-seventh to close out the game.

Burnley secured another season in the Premier League leaving Cardiff City to continue their fight to avoid relegation. 

Juan is a senior at the University of Florida. He is an aspiring sports writer, analyst, and commentator.