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Crystal Palace 1 Burnley 0

By Burnley FC
January 13 2018

A first-half goal from Bakary Sako was enough to continue Crystal Palace’s revival under Roy Hodgson as the Clarets’ winless Premier League run extended to six games.

 Three of those have been draws and only once in that sequence has Sean Dyche’s men lost by more than a single goal.

 And that was the fine margin that separated the sides at Selhurst Park as Burnley’s three-match unbeaten run away from home was ended by a Palace side which has seemingly banished its relegation fears under the former England boss.

 Hodgson was appointed after Frank De Boer’s five-match reign was ended after a 1-0 defeat at Turf Moor in September left Palace without a point or a goal.

 They have now amassed six wins but the latest one didn’t come without a struggle as Burnley recovered from a poor first 45 minutes to push Palace all the way and go close to taking a point in a frantic finish.

 While the Clarets brought back three players following their FA Cup exit to Manchester City – meaning starts for Phil Bardsley, James Tarkowski and Steven Defour – Palace made four changes after they went out of the competition to Brighton.

 However, Sako kept his place after scoring in that game and the former Wolves frontman fully justified his first league start since September.

 He was a constant threat to the Clarets with his pace and power, forcing Tarkowski into an early challenge which saw the defender – whose first Premier League start had come on this ground in April in a first away win of the season which all but secured top-flight safety –get just enough of the ball to get the verdict from referee Michael Oliver as Palace appealed for a penalty.

 But next time Sako got into the box there was to be no reprieve for the Clarets as he put the Eagles in front with his sixth goal of the season with 20 minutes gone.

 Allowed to run too far into the danger area, his low shot skidded past two pairs of legs, unsighting Nick Pope, who was unable to keep the ball out of the net with his left foot.

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Re: Crystal Palace 1 Burnley 0
Jilted (IP Logged)
13/01/2018 19:37
Recent stats don’t look too good.

A couple of hard games at home against the Manchester clubs and a couple of easier games away to Swansea and Newcastle coming up, well that’s the way it looks on paper, but as my coupons can confirm what it looks like on paper isn’t what it’s like on the pitch. No easy games, no stonewallers for any team, I’m sure Burnley will plug away and pick up a few points here and there and finish midtable, but what I have read online earlier, not a great performance today and a few fans think a couple of players need to come in during this transfer window.

Re: Crystal Palace 1 Burnley 0
Alfie (IP Logged)
13/01/2018 20:21
Awful first half,crap second half,glad we have got those points on the board already or I would be fearing the worst.. Hendrick needs dropping ..

Re: Crystal Palace 1 Burnley 0
Brian O'Neil (IP Logged)
14/01/2018 01:45
Our loanee,name I will leave for now, disappointed at the way he was deployed..was hoping for pace down the left or right and got neither.I am confused by his procurement as it appears on first sight to offer nothing. Barnes could with a little adjustment score more, his shot was typical of his style but without reward. He is nonetheless a pacy good footballer.

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