Crystal Palace vs Burnley: Live Stream and Score (0-0)
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Closing Thoughts

Hodgson will be frustrated that one of his key men was the culprit for the loss. Guaita is a top performer for the Eagles but it was a really poor mistake from the keeper for the winning goal. Palace were defensively solid but that one mistake was punished. 

Dyche keeps on delivering. There is so much talk about his future right now and, with excellent results like this, those comments will keep on coming. His employers should be trying to do their very best to repair the relationship with their manager. It's scary to think what impact a Dyche exit could have on the club! 

Full Time: Palace 0-1 Burnley


Full Time: Palace 0-1 Burnley


Full Time: Palace 0-1 Burnley

Instant Ratings:

Palace: Guaita 4; Ward 7, Dann 7, Cahill 7, van Aanholt 7; Milivojevic 6; Townsend 6, Kouyate 5, McArthur 6, Zaha 7; Ayew 7. 

Subs used: McCarthy 6, Meyer 6.

Burnley: Pope 7; Bardsley 8, Tarkowski 8, Mee 9, Taylor 8; Brownhill 8, Cork 7, Westwood 8, Pieters 7; McNeil 8; Vydra 6. 

Subs used: Long 6.

Full Time: Palace 0-1 Burnley

Burnley are now 8th in the table and that could potentially be a European spot!

Palace have slipped into the bottom half but are not at any threat of relegation. They will be hoping to turn their form around in a bid to challenge Burnley for that potential Europa League qualification spot. 

Full Time: Palace 0-1 Burnley

And that's a wrap! Palace lose their second game in a row courtesy of a header from Mee. They had some chances but didn't really create enough to warrant the three points. 

It is a fantastic result for Burnley who didn't create too much but they took advantage of a poor piece of goalkeeping. On his 300th start, he came out with a rare but crucial goal. They held on brilliantly after scoring and showed real determination at a difficult time. 

Palace 0-1 Burnley

90+2: Palace are throwing the kitchen sink at it now. Pope blocks van Aanholt's effort before getting down well to parry Milivojevic's rebound. The hosts keep aiming the crosses in but Pope is again equal to Cahill's headed attempt.

Palace 0-1 Burnley

89: Ayew drifted inside Long but sent his curling effort well wide. 

Palace 0-1 Burnley

87: Burnley have the ball deep in the Palace half now and they're frustrating their opponents. They have a lot of experienced players out there and they're trying to use that experience to grind out a result. 

Palace 0-1 Burnley

85: Pieters does well to win a free-kick in the Palace half. Clever experience from the former Stoke man. From the free-kick, Tarkowski nods the ball down to Brownhill but the midfielder skies his first-time effort. 

Palace 0-1 Burnley

83: It's all Palace now. Injuries have forced Burnley into a backs-to-the-wall job and they don't really have much of a plan going forward. It's a patchily put together eleven that is doing its best to nullify their opponents. To be fair, they're frustrating them to a tee! 

Palace 0-1 Burnley

82: Zaha is getting more joy on the other side. The talisman wriggled into the box but his shot-come-cross was deflected over the bar by Mee. 

Palace 0-1 Burnley

81: Ayew was again in the thick of the action, trying to bring down a Meyer cross on his chest. But the striker may have been better trying to go with a first-time header as the ball bounced off his body and away to safety. 

Palace 0-1 Burnley

80: A close-by delivery from Zaha found Ayew but the striker headed over in a crowded penalty area. Good chance to level the match but Ayew may have been surprised that the ball found him.

Palace 0-1 Burnley

79: Zaha has shifted across to the left and is chancing his arm against Taylor and Pieters. Mee came across to make a great tackle against Ayew. 

Palace 0-1 Burnley

77: Townsend came inside but his long-range drive was a little too high. It's his last action of the match and Meyer is on in his place. 

Palace 0-1 Burnley


Palace 0-1 Burnley

75: Sloppy giveaway from Long and soon Zaha is released. One-versus-one with Tarkowski but the defender comes out on top, blocking the path to goal well.

Palace 0-1 Burnley

73: Burnley adopting the back-five now, reshuffling their pack to accommodate Long. Long is the on the right of the middle three defenders with Tarkowski in the middle and Mee on the left. 

Palace 0-1 Burnley

Cork can't continue and on comes Long. "Dwight, you're in the middle," bellows Dyche. Perhaps it's a back-five now for the Clarets. 

Palace 0-1 Burnley

70: Palace now on roughly 53% possession and they can expect to have more of that with Burnley in a winning position. 

Palace 0-1 Burnley

68: Cork is down on the ground. Burnley will he hoping that he's okay. Dyche doesn't have much to replace him with on the bench!

Palace 0-1 Burnley

66: Mee rarely scores for Burnley so it's very fitting that he scored on his 300th appearance for the club. Captain Fantastic! 

Palace 0-1 Burnley

64: Palace tried to respond quickly but Tarkowski cleared van Aanholt's cross. The ever reliable Guaita was certainly culpable, though, with a really weak hand that should have pushed Mee's header around the post.

62: McNeil was fouled after embarking on a surging run. From the free-kick, Westwood aimed a floated ball onto the edge of the box and Mee guided a brave header into the goal. Guaita was slow down to his right and could only push the ball onto the post, from which it sneaked over the line. 

Palace 0-1 Burnley


Palace 0-0 Burnley

59: Milivojevic looked to beat Pope at his near post with the resulting free-kick but his effort was headed clear. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

58: Zaha threaded Ayew in behind Tarkowski, forcing the Burnley defender to bundle him over. First yellow card of the game for the defender.

Palace 0-0 Burnley

57: Strong start to the second-half by Palace. Lots of probing but, other than the Cahill half-chance, they aren't creating too much. The McCarthy change seems to have energised their efforts but Burnley are weathering the efforts of their opponents well. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

54: Ayew brushed off the controversy of a few minutes ago by rolling the ball back to Cahill. The defender was unmarked in the box but could only place his slot tamely into the body of Pope.

Palace 0-0 Burnley

50: VAR is out in force but they've decided that no further action needs to be taken. It was reviewing an incident between Ayew and Brownhill. The former swung his arm back, attempting to muscle off the Burnley man, but he caught him in the face with his elbow. Seems like a 50:50; arguments could be made both ways. We play on!

Palace 0-0 Burnley

47: McCarthy probably a bit more box-to-box than Kouyate. Perhaps Hodgson is looking for more runners from deep. He may just want a bit more energy in the middle of the pitch. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

46: McCarthy is on for Kouyate! 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

46: And we're back underway.

Half Time: Palace 0-0 Burnley

On the bright side, it has been a pretty stress free text commentary! An honest battle but very low on clear chances from both teams. 

Half Time: Palace 0-0 Burnley


Half Time: Palace 0-0 Burnley


Half Time: Palace 0-0 Burnley

Bardsley has replaced Lowton in the team and he has done a great job on Zaha. A no-nonsense attitude on the mercurial talent.

As I noted before, Brownhill also tracks back to help the cause and Westwood has shifted across to reinforce the protection. Zaha so clearly the man Palace want to get on the ball but Burnley are stifling him well. 

Half Time: Palace 0-0 Burnley

Cagey is most certainly the word! It felt like two teams who were trying to play through the lines instead of going direct to their respective big men. Wood, Rodriguez and Barnes are injured for Burnley and Benteke similarly isn't ready for Palace. 


The Clarets seemed more comfortable at stroking the ball around but have just been lacking that killer instinct in the final third. McNeil has impressed in a more central role. 


Palace have tried to build up on the deck but have struggled. Ayew has been lively but hasn't had much service. 


All in all, a stalemate is fitting. 

Half Time: Palace 0-0 Burnley


Palace 0-0 Burnley

44: I think it's fair to say that the neutral followers aren't too impressed. Burnley fans and Palace fans have reason to be content but non-supporters of these two teams aren't too impressed by the lack of attacking action! 

Palace 0-0 Burnley


Palace 0-0 Burnley

42: Delicious ball from Westwood is palmed away from Vydra by Guaita. Pieters is running onto the loose ball but scuffs his effort into the turf. Big chance for Burnley now!

Palace 0-0 Burnley

40: Burnley will be the happier of the two teams, thus far, but Palace will argue that they created the best chance. That ball from Ward was outstanding and the slightest of touches from Bardsley managed to put McArthur off. Close affair.

Palace 0-0 Burnley

34: A lot of territorial play from Palace, playing the ball around in the Burnley half. Ward then whipped a gorgeous ball to the back post but McCarthur badly mistimed his header, perhaps assuming that Bardsley would get to the ball first. Big chance. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

32: Ayew twists and turns away from his man before trying to bend a shot across Pope. His 25-yard effort was well struck but lacked the power to beat the Burnley keeper. First effort on target for the hosts. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

30: A change of style for the Clarets today. McNeil's central position and Vydra being the lone forward has promoted a more progressive way of attacking from Burnley. Palace, too, looking to play the ball more on the deck, given the absence of Benteke. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley


Palace 0-0 Burnley

24: Drinks break for the players. Dyche will he happy with the efforts of his team. Hodgson will be a little frustrated but may take solace in Palace's attempts to be creative on that recent corner. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

23: Palace took a quick corner, finding Zaha who clipped the ball to Cahill. The veteran tried to score with a first-time volley but he sliced his effort well wide.

Palace 0-0 Burnley

21: McNeil sprung clear down the centre but, with defenders back-peddling, he could only fire his shot into the arms of Guaita. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

20: Westwood's inviting corner ricocheted off van Aanholt, then Dann and almost crept into the corner. The ball was smuggled half-clear before McNeil lashed over the loose ball. The winger was leaning back as he struck. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

15: Palace are trying to find Zaha at almost every opportunity but Burnley always throw two or three men his way. Brownhill is tracking back well and Westwood is coming across to help out. It's clear who they see as the danger man!

Palace 0-0 Burnley

13: Bardsley gave Palace a free-kick in a dangerous position but Milivojevic fired well over the bar. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

9: A rare foray forward by Palace but Taylor managed to sweep up any potential danger. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

9: Burnley looking very fluid with their positions. McNeil is drifting into various places. Pieters and Taylor are swapping duties at left-back. Cork has been on the left as well. Lots of interchanging. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

7: Roy Hodgson, at 72, is the oldest manager in the Premier League. How long will he be around at Selhurst Park?

Palace 0-0 Burnley

5: Lots of testosterone on the pitch so far but a little goalmouth action. Some aerial balls, physical tussles and long hoofs. 

Palace 0-0 Burnley

1: Vydra headed well wide after Pieters fired a quick ball into the box. Pieters is set up as the left-midfielder, as expected. 

Old but gold!

It's the second-oldest team that Crystal Palace have fielded under Hodgson. There's a lot of experience in that Burnley team as well. Youthful nerves will be in short supply! 

Approaching Kick-Off

An empty stadium but a beautiful looking pitch! It's Palace's first home match since the restart and they'll be hoping to bounce back from their horror show at Anfield. It's Crystal Palace v Burnley...AND IT'S LIVE! 

Dyche the heir to Hodgson?

The former England manager has done a fantastic job with Palace but the 72-year-old will surely be seeking retirement at some stage. Dyche's style and man-management looks like a nice fit for the London based club. Whether the stars will align remains to be seen. 

Will Dyche stay?

The Burnley boss has sounded disgruntled in recent interviews and that has opened up questions about his future. Is he tired of doing the same thing every season with limited progress?

Dyche: Down to the bare bones

The Burnley manager said Rodriguez just missed out and Lowton picked up a slight knock beforehand. He says that his skinny squad is simply a reality that he is accustomed to. Touches on the "mentality" of the group as his squad gears up for a challenging end to the campaign. 


Big 300

Ben Mee is making his 300th appearance for Burnley. The skipper has become a cult hero at Turf Moor and he will be hoping to mark this landmark with a victory! 

Defensive assurances

Both teams are notoriously steely at the back. Palace have 10 clean sheets and the Clarets have 12. 

The home team only have 0.9 goals per-match, though, which is less than Burnley who average 1.13. Palace also only create 0.85 chances per-match which is also less than Burnley's 1.45.

It does, however, emphasise that Hodgson's men are particularly efficient with their opportunities. 

Pace and trickery

McNeil and Vydra look like being the two central options at the top end of the pitch. It is a stark contrast to the brawny but undoubtedly effective partnership of Barnes and Wood. The only downside is a genuine lack of attacking width with Pieters and Brownhill both playing out-of-position. 

42 isn't enough for Dyche

“Nothing statistically is done yet, of course, but 42 points at this stage is a fair marker, especially with so many question marks coming out of the Covid situation and then being well beaten at Manchester City and all that went on.

“To come through that is a real testament to the professionalism of the players, so we will park that now and get on with the next games as they come.

“We’ve got a lot of challenges still to come, both with the games and our own group with injuries and lack of playing numbers."

Dyche is adamant that his team need to finish the season strongly, despite seemingly batting away relegation fears. 

Happy Hodgson

“He’s got a thigh strain and, of course, the problem there is kicking.

“So, I wouldn’t have been concerned about his ability to move around the goal area, but the problem is the kicking, so we didn’t take a chance on it.

“We were frightened that if we took a chance, he kicked a couple of balls and his thigh strain becomes a definite tear and then, of course, he’s going to be out for a long period of time."

The thoughts of the Palace manager a few days ago with regards to Guaita. He'll be delighted that the Spaniard has pulled through. 

Key Men

Guaita and Zaha are big players for Palace. Hennessey is far less convincing between the sticks and nobody really comes close to the Ivorian winger when it comes to attacking flair. 

Small Squad

Dyche's frustrations are evident in plain sight. Veteran left-back Pieters looks set to replace Rodriguez with no like-for-like replacement available. Nonetheless, an opportunity to see McNeil playing just off the striker is an exciting prospect. 

Burnley XI

Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, Pieters; McNeil; Vydra. 


Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Jensen, Long, Dunne, Thomas, Goodridge, Thompson. 


Jay Rodriguez has been unable to recover from his injury in the win against Watford. It looks like Dwight McNeil will move into a number-ten position with Erik Pieters slotting in on the left. 


Bardsley is also in for Lowton at right-back.

Crystal Palace XI

Guaita; Ward, Dann, Cahill, van Aanholt; Milivojevic; Townsend, Kouyate, McArthur, Zaha; Ayew. 


Subs: Hennessey, Sakho, Woods, Tavares, Mitchell, Riedewald, Meyer, McCarthy, Pierrick.


Wilfried Zaha and Vicente Guaita were expected to miss out in this clash but Hodgson will be delighted that he has two of his star men available. 

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Predicted XI's

Burnley: Pope; LowtonTarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Rodriguez, Vydra

Palace: Guaita; Ward, Cahill, Dann, Van Aanholt; Milivojevic, McArthur, Kouyate; Zaha, Ayew, Townsend 

Team news

Palace: The Eagles welcome back goalkeeper, Vincente Guaita, and skipper Luka Milivojevic. Wilfired Zaha and Christian Benteke are still doubtful.

Burnley: Jay Rodriguez is expected to be fit. Whereas Robbie Brady, Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are all expected to miss the game. 

Last meeting

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Sean Dyche pre match comments

“We are limited with the squad numbers, but I’m not going to say anything other than my intention is to play hard and play strong. I think the team will go about it the right way as we normally do,” 

“Nothing statistically is done yet, of course, but 42 points at this stage is a fair marker, especially with so many question marks coming out of the Covid situation and then being well beaten at Manchester City and all that went on.

“To come through that is a real testament to the professionalism of the players, so we will park that now and get on with the next games as they come."

Roy Hodgson's pre match comments

"We will miss the Selhurst crowd. The fans will also miss being there. The one thing we do know is that, although they aren't with us physically, they will be with us in spirit. We will feel their presence.”

"I think we have an excellent chance at finishing in the top half. That is certainly our goal.”

"The season we've had so far will give us momentum [for next season] whatever happens. The goal is to make certain we can try and establish ourselves as a top 10 team.”

Form guides

Palace Premier League form guide: WWWWL


Burnley Premier League form guide: WDDLW

Europa League push?

Both sides will be hungry for three points this evening to cement their potential Europa League push.

Both sides are on 42 points, with only Palace's superior goal difference separating the pair.  

A win for either side would move them up to 8th in the Premier League. 

Kick-off time

Crystal Palace vs Burnley will be played at Selhurst Park, in London, England.

The kick-off is scheduled at 20:00 BST.

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