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Burnley defender Tarkowski: We can't dwell on FA Cup exit

Burnley defender James Tarkowski says they can't dwell on their FA Cup defeat to Norwich City.

The Clarets' defender refused to let a 2-1 defeat at Turf Moor take the gloss off a fabulous week which brought Sean Dyche's men six points in their bid to stay in the top flight. Burnley beat Leicester City and then Manchester United to end a four-match losing run in the Premier League but were denied a hat-trick of victories by the relegation-threatened Canaries.

“We put a strong team out, so it wasn't like we were trying to get out the cup. We wanted a good cup run so it's a shame," said Tarkowski.

“I thought we did okay at times. It was just disappointing at the start of the second half to give them two goals and then it's always hard to get back into it.

“Erik has got a great strike on him. He scores plenty in training and he's scored a couple in the FA Cup now.

“It's a shame we couldn't just nick one more and forced a replay but, as we all know, the Premier League is the most important thing for us."

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