Norwich eventually got their first Premier League point at the seventh attempt, after surviving a series of marginal penalty decisions.
But on this grim evidence, it should be less of a difference when these teams meet again in the championship next year.
Burnley have now gone seven Premier League matches without a win for the second consecutive season – a sequence they halted last year with a 1-0 home win at Crystal Palace.
What are the chances of stopping the rot at a single mark this time? Thin to zero, and Thin probably just left town!
His next outing is away from Manchester City, who have won 5-0 in the last Four On occasions he has hosted the Clarets.
This lifeless affair was Sean Dyche’s 400th match as Burnley’s boss. He can’t be too keen on the number 401.
The manner in which referee Kevin Friend shrugged off the loud appeal for the penalty could not have helped his mood.
The Leicester official won’t find many of his namesakes in this part of Lancashire.
At least the opposite numbers Daniel Farke could celebrate the fact that his side had avoided the displeasure of becoming just the fifth team to start a top-flight campaign with seven straight losses – although they would have been in good company.
That list includes both Manchester United and Liverpool. But there is no incentive to join them!
Norwich started off like a no-confidence-less team after their surprise start.
He was the first to threaten, as Teemu Pukki took out Max Aaron with a crossfield ball, and the wing-back’s fissure was only inches wide of the far post.
But after that there were some valuable efforts on the goal from both the sides.
And the biggest thing in the first half was that Matej Vydra emerged as a three-time loser, looking dazed and bewildered, before taking the lead ten minutes before the break.
There were loud shouts for a penalty from the Clarets as Vydra made the first run on Tim Krull with a quick free-kick from Ashley Westwood.
Burnley’s Czech striker caught the ball first, but when Krull threw both punches at him, the ball jumped out of his hand for a Burnley corner.
Vydra looked as though he did not know whether he was in Prague or Portsmouth.
But he remained full of running, and went down in the pile twice more, with the Canaries captain Grant Hanley on both occasions.
The home team’s desperate pleas for penalties were overruled each time by Kevin Friend, much to the dismay of the Burnley players and their fans.
Their disappointment was partly to blame as the Clarets took four first-half bookings alongside James Tarkowski, Mark Wood, Matt Laughton and Josh Brownhill, as well as Norwich midfielder Mathias Norman.
When Vydra finally conceded that he should give in to concussion protocol – to be replaced by Jay Rodriguez – there was a period of peace, only interrupted by a spectacular sixty-yard diagonal pass from Norman to the overlapping Aaron.
Burnley finished the top half, winning a succession of corners.
But he had to wait till after the break for his first meaningful attempt at the target.
Dwight McNeil finally tested Krul – making his 200th Premier League appearance – with a rasping shot.
Pope was forced to make a better stop to put out Norman’s free-kick when Ozan Kabak beat four men on a glistening bounce, before being cut to the edge of the Burnley box by Rodriguez – who had Vala became the fifth domestic player. warned.
Norman looked like the player most likely to break the deadlock, and he almost managed it with a clever lob that grazed the crossbar.
McNeil must still be wondering how he failed to find the goal after being picked up by another Burnley deputy, Johan Gudmundsson.
And his team should have been in for another knockback when they again begged for a penalty when Charlie Taylor went down on a hit from Aaron.
Gudmundsson led the bar two minutes ahead of time with a best move from Burnley. It was as good as it got for the home side.