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Sport Burnley edge Palace to seal first PL win of season

23:55  23 november  2020
23:55  23 november  2020 Source:   skysports.com

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche, who welcomes Crystal Palace on Monday night knowing the pressure is Sean Dyche's men host Crystal Palace and would move up to 17th with a win. Roy Hodgson's side currently sit In contrast to Burnley , Roy Hodgson's Palace have begun the season well, collecting

Burnley 's 1 -0 win at Selhurst Park in June ended a run of four successive league defeats by Crystal Palace . The Eagles have won three of their five Premier League trips to Burnley and Crystal Palace have scored eight first -half league goals in 2020-21, just two short of their entire tally last season .

Chris Wood et al. that are standing in the grass: Chris Wood celebrates scoring for Burnley vs Crystal Palace © Getty Chris Wood celebrates scoring for Burnley vs Crystal Palace

Burnley finally got their Premier League campaign up and running, securing their first win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

Striker Chris Wood sent the hosts on their way in the eighth minute, emphatically finishing past Vicente Guaita to score Burnley's first home goal of the season.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson should have made the game safe in the 55th minute when played through on goal by Dwight McNeil, but his shot crashed against the crossbar.

The miss almost proved costly right at the death as Burnley needed a fantastic save from Nick Pope to deny Christian Benteke an equaliser and seal a much-need three points for his side.

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Victory lifts Sean Dyche's side out of relegation zone to 17th, while defeat sees Crystal Palace drop a place to 10th.

How Burnley got their season up and running…

Burnley came into the contest as the lowest scorers in the top flight this season, with just three goals to their name and none in their last four matches.

However, they raced out of the blocks against Palace as Cheikhou Kouyate's poor defensive header fell to Jay Rodriguez, who flicked the ball into the path of Wood to fire beyond Guaita.

Palace responded well and they came close to bringing the scores level. Eberechi Eze eased past Matt Lowton on the left before playing in James McArthur, who squared the ball along the six-yard area, just out of reach of the lunging Michy Batshuayi.

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Burnley v Crystal Palace : probable starters in bold, contenders in light. Burnley are still looking for their first win of the season and face a Crystal Palace side who could climb into the European positions with a victory at Turf Moor, if other results go their way.

Burnley 3-2 Crystal Palace : Clarets' targets for season unchanged. Palace have now lost four Their first goal came from a swift attack after a Palace corner, Jeff Hendrick, Lowton and Berg Palace - with Zaha to the fore - piled on the pressure in injury time but again the hosts broke with pace and

Moments later, the on-loan Chelsea striker dragged a shot inches wide of Pope's right-hand post from the edge of the box before Andros Townsend's powerful strike from distance was tipped over by the Burnley goalkeeper.

After the break, Burnley were appealing for a foul on Rodriguez as he looked to get past Kouyate and go clean through into the penalty area. However, the challenge, which took place outside the penalty area, went unpunished by the referee and VAR.

Burnley were on top and they should have doubled their lead when McNeil picked out Gudmundsson in acres of space, but his early strike cannoned back off the crossbar.

The miss almost proved costly as McNeil's terrible backpass put Batshuayi through one-on-one with Pope, but the striker fluffed his line as the England international made a smart block.

Michy Batshuayi et al. playing a game of football: Nick Pope saves a shot from Crystal Palace striker Michy Batshuayi © NetStorage Nick Pope saves a shot from Crystal Palace striker Michy Batshuayi

As the game headed into stoppage time, Burnley needed Pope to come to their rescue again. Substitute Benteke was denied from point-blank range by the left arm of Pope to leave Burnley celebrating a big victory.

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Burnley 1 -0 Crystal Palace . By Phil DawkesBBC Sport. They remain without a league goal or point this season under Dutchman Frank de Boer, chronically Palace have lost their past eight Premier League games in which they have conceded the first goal, failing to score in all eight of those games.

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Opta stats - Turf Moor a happy place for Burnley againBurnley have won back-to-back Premier League games against Crystal Palace having lost four consecutive matches against the Eagles between prior to this.Dyche's side have picked up their first Premier League victory of 2020-21 (P8 W1 D2 L5), with this their first win in the competition since beating Norwich 2-0 in July (winless in eight prior to today).Crystal Palace have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 Premier League games, conceding in eight consecutive matches since a 1-0 victory against Southampton in September.Since the start of 2014-15 (whenWilfried Zaha re-joined Crystal Palace), the Eagles have lost 20 of their 28 Premier League games without the Ivorian (W7 D1), including each of the last seven away from home.

What's next?

Burnley's next game is a tough trip to Manchester City, on the back of their hosts' defeat to Tottenham, on Saturday; kick-off at 3pm.

Friday night sees Crystal Palace host Newcastle; kick-off at 8pm.

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