As it happened: Turf Moor embellishes 'happy place' label as Burnley beat Crystal Palace 1-0
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20:2820 hours ago

And that's all for tonight

Once again, thank you for following along!

I'm Robin Mumford, and your time with me is sadly over...

Until next time!


20:2320 hours ago

Full-time: Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace

Confirmed! Turf Moor is Burnley's happy place finally!

It's their first victory of the season as Chris Wood was the only scorer under the floodlights.

Palace really did miss their superstar Zaha tonight, but nothing can be taken away from Burnley, who put in a brave and courageous defensive display.

20:2121 hours ago

95' Goal kick for Pope

Eze drives forward but the tackle cannons back off him and sees, perhaps his last chance, trickle out for a goal kick.
20:2021 hours ago

94' Free kick from far out for Palace

Van Aanholt pumps the ball upfield following a free-kick just inside the Burnley box, but again the Palace attempt is dealt with ease.
20:1821 hours ago

90' four to go!

Pope is down after landing  dodgy, he should be ok.

Four additional minutes at Turf Moor.

20:1721 hours ago

89' So close!

A brave stop from Nick Pope sees Benteke's gift come to nothing for the visitors.

Pope is establishing himself as a real contender for England's number one with yet another sensational save.

20:1521 hours ago

88' Anywhere will do for Sean Dyche

Time is ticking and Burnley are close to their first win in the league this campaign!
20:1321 hours ago

85' Over by McArthur

McArthur finds space on the edge of the area, opens his body up, and fires over Pope's goal.

He had a better option to his right where Clyne, who has been heavily involved in this game, was in acres of space.

Have to feel that Palace are running out of ideas and optimism here.

20:1021 hours ago

83' Brady injured and off

Brady comes off via a substitution which sees Erik Pieter return from injury.

Better safe than sorry for Dyche and his men now.

20:0921 hours ago

81' Slight chance for Eze

Eze tussles his way through the box on the left hand side, but burnley win the ball back and clear it long.

Burnley win a resulting free-kick after Brady goes down, slowing the pace of the game in their favour.

20:0721 hours ago

80' Palace throwing everything

The Eagles are probing at Turf Moor and being expressive , but Burnley's defensive desire has been second to none.

This defence just won't break!

20:0521 hours ago

Did you know?

Jordan Ayew only scored his first goal of the season in the last game Palace played, which ended a 14 game drought.

With Benteke regularly struggling to find the net, Hodgson's attacking outlets are still failing to show their worth.

A really promising squad of players for Palace nonetheless.

20:0321 hours ago

76' Benteke on for Ayew

Christian Benteke comes on for his fifth appearance from the bench for the South London club.

Hodgson will hope the Belgian can regain his past form.

19:5921 hours ago

72' Guaita stops a second!

Out of nothing, Burnley's Chris Woods plants a head into the palms of the Palace shot-stopper.

Eze danced through a congestion of players but loses the ball and the resulting pass from Burnley found the goalscorer.

Crystal Palace still having most of the shots, but they need to be careful when claret and blue break.

19:5621 hours ago

70' Right place right time for Burnley, and their defence

Ben Mee and his defensive partners are holding out here, they are penned in at present.

Still no clear cut chance for the Eagles, but they're knocking on the door.

19:5321 hours ago

67' Substitution for Burnley too

Gudmondsson comes off, and Robbie Brady comes on.

This switch could add some extra dynamism to Burnley, who will be wanting to maintain their first half momentum.

19:5221 hours ago

66' Speak of the Schlupp! substitution for Palace!

Jeffrey Schlupp is coming on here at Turf Moor, as Riedewald makes way.
19:5021 hours ago

64' All eyes on the bench for Hodgson?

As the minutes go by, Crystal Palace maintain their lack of composure infront of goal.

Schlupp's pace could add something to the fold, and Christian Benteke's physical presence could switch their attacking options.

19:4721 hours ago

60' Chance! Palace could have levelled!

Burnley were keeping possession well and thwarting any Palace attack, but Dwight Mcneil plays a blind ball and finds Ayew, who finds Pope's gloves.

This game surely won't finish 1-0!

19:4221 hours ago

55' Close! Gudmondsson almost doubles the lead!

Dwight Mcneil slides the ball in on the counter attack to his midfield companion Gudmondsson.

He beats the keeper, but his attempt fails to stay under the cross bar and ultimately smashes the woodwork.

19:3721 hours ago

50' Cogs are starting to turn faster for the Eagles

Palace passages of play are a lot quicker in this second segment of the game, Van Aanholt found space and tested the Burnley backline.

Clyne also streamed forward in aid of the latest attack.

19:3321 hours ago

46' Scrappy start to the second

Rough and tough in the middle of play, as Westwood goes down and wins the free-kick.

Palace don't have too many options on the bench to change the swing of this game, four defenders are listed...

19:3121 hours ago

45' We're back underway at Turf Moor!

Palace need to dig deep here, They have had chances to improve on their ninth spot.

Burnley should be looking to continue what they started, but a second goal will be crucial to see their visitors off.

The last time Burnley scored at home and lost was at the end of the 2017/18 season, Eddie Howe was the victor on that day.

19:21a day ago

Did you know?


19:18a day ago

Half-time: Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace

It's relief so far at Turf Moor!

Chris Wood opened his account and ended his drought, but it wasn't just his drought he ended, as Dyche will be thankful seeing his side score their first home goal of the season!

Silently can feel the happiness returning around Turf Moor... 

But a big second half is on its way!

19:15a day ago

44' Can Palace find a response in the dying embers of the first half?

No, that is the answer, as Eze find himself in a good position but his cross is overhit.
19:14a day ago

42' Consecutive corners for the home team

Dwight Mcneil had two chances to assist his teams attempt to double the lead after a Riedewald block and Guaita punch gave him two corners.

The first was close, but the second was too high.

19:11a day ago

40' Eagles mount late first half pressure

There hasn't been any big chances in the last ten, but Palace have seen more of the ball.

Perhaps missing the talismanic Wilfried Zaha, Palace will feel chances need to be pounced upon.

19:09a day ago

37' Townsend unleashes a speculative effort

Eze has been the bright spark for the team in white today as his drive forward led to a shot from Townsend.

Too far out and too central to trouble Pope, the Englishman will hope his trend of easy pickings continues throughout the ninety.

19:06a day ago

35' Chance from afar for Dwight Mcneil

No trouble for Vincente Guaita this time, as Mcneil takes a pop shot from far out the box.

Palace need to dig in here...

19:03a day ago

32' Communication issues between goalkeeper and defence for Eagles

Dyche's high press in the final third could deal a second blow if Guaita doesn't communicate better.

Wood almost latched on to a back pass!

19:02a day ago

30' So far so good for the claret and blue

Burnley obtain the higher possession stats and Mcneil is linking midfield and attack superbly in the opening half hour.

Nonchalant and poised, this Burnley side look a far cry from their usual selves thus far.

18:59a day ago

26' Difficult for Palace to get through

There are too many bodies intertwined between Palace players, and this is proving to be a stern test for Hodgson's men.

Dyche has clearly instilled a philosophy that deals with Palace's counter attacking passages.

18:54a day ago

22' Another chance for the Eagles

Brilliant passage of play that is catalysed by Eberechi Eze.

He fed a perfectly weighted ball to McArthur but the following cross is too strong.

Burnley's lead stays intact, 1-0.

18:52a day ago

20' Chance for Crystal Palace

Burnley are stretched and caught out by an intelligent Van Aanholt run.

His subsequent cross is blocked away, but the signs of Burnley's flaws are finally shown.

18:47a day ago

15' Corner punched away by Guaita

Dwight Mcneil's cross into the box is thwarted, but Palace are vulnerable with the physical nature of this home side.

Chris Wood is using his strength to engineer an attacking thrust.

18:45a day ago

13' Burnley's defensive abilities are on show

There's no way through for the Eagles as of yet, they're going to have to do more to break down this deep defence of claret and blue.

James Tarkowski impressing on his 150th appearance for the home club.

18:41a day ago

10' Good pressing from Sean Dyche's men

Palace are finding it hard to get out their own half as Rodriguez is popping up in pockets of space after regaining possession.
18:39a day ago

7' Goal given

It's given and rightly so, a promising start from the home side.
18:39a day ago

7' Goal! It's Burnley! 1-0 to the home side!

It will be checked by Var, but Chris Wood profits from the ball cannoning off Scott Dann. The out of form striker pounced on the disposition of Kouyate and smashed the ball past the Eagles keeper. Sean Dyche rallies his man to continue their fast start!
18:38a day ago

'6 Burnley free-kick from out wide

Kouyate seems nervous to clear the ball long and gives away a cheap set-piece.


Nothing comes of the free-kick.

18:36a day ago

4' Early spell of possession for the home side

Burnley have held the ball well and penned Palace back in the opening minutes, Clyne stops the shot coming in.

Claret and blue are looking for their first goal at home in the league this season.

18:32a day ago

1' Early test for Pope

Local Palace boy Nathaniel Clyne shoots from 25 yards out, but its an easy stop from the Burnley keeper.
18:30a day ago

1' Kick-off!

Burnley are in their usual claret and blue strip whilst Palace are in all white.
18:27a day ago

The teams are out

Can Burnley make Turf Moor their happy place again?

It's a soulless stage tonight but we hope to see some familiar faces upon the end of lockdown 2.0!


18:22a day ago

Kick-off is imminent

Out of form Burnley will face a demanding test tonight when they welcome buoyant Crystal Palace.

If the visitors take points here, it'll be the first time in Burnley's history that they're unable to get a single win in their first four home league games of the season.

17:57a day ago

Zaha missing from the squad

Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Michy Batshuayi replaces Wilfried Zaha because the Ivorian is self-isolating.

It will be interesting to see if Palace can break through the physical defence of claret and blue without their main man.

17:31a day ago

Crystal Palace: Confirmed line-up


17:31a day ago

Burnley: Confirmed line-up


17:03a day ago

One to watch?


16:35a day ago

Just under two hours until kickoff!

Anticipation starting to kick in for the Clarets and the Eagles...

18:032 days ago

How to watch Burnley vs Palace Live TV and stream

The game is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with kick-off scheduled for 5:30 on Monday evening. If you want to follow it online, VAVEL UK is your best option!
17:582 days ago

Roy Hodgson: Pre-match comments

"I haven't followed them too closely, but the couple of times I've seen them they've played well and been unlucky, "I'm sure they've got a pretty sanguine attitude and think the ball hasn't run their way. "I'm pretty certain they'll be relaxed about the situation. "Unless you've got the maximum 24 points from eight games, everybody will always want more points. "Burnley won't lose heart or give up. They'll see us coming up to Turf Moor as an opportunity to kickstart their season, and I'm hoping to scotch that."
17:532 days ago

Sean Dyche: Pre-match comments

“We're still searching for our first win, and we have to have that hunger and desire to get that, and not wait for it. "We have to make it happen, not wait for it, and we've spoken a lot with the players about that over the last few weeks." "They've had a good side the last few years, they have some very good players. ”They've been up and down a little bit, but that can happen in the Premier League. "They are a good outfit, a very experienced side that's for sure. "I've always thought they were a decent side, and Roy (Hodgson) and Ray (Lewington) know what they're doing, how to get the team organised, and operating at the right level.”
17:482 days ago

Predicted line-up: Crystal Palace

Guaita; Clyne, Kouyate, Dann, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Riedewald, McArthur, Eze; Zaha, Ayew. (4-4-2)
17:432 days ago

Predicted line-up: Burnley

Pope; Bardsley, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Barnes, Wood. (4-4-2)
17:382 days ago

Team news: Crystal Palace

Roy Hodgson provides positive news on defensive trio Ward, Mitchell and Tomkins as they return to the fold for the Eagles. Meanwhile, Luka Milivojevic is out due to a positive Covid-19 test whilst away on international duty. Eberechi Eze was taken off during his international duties but should be fit.
17:332 days ago

Team news: Burnley

The Clarets will be boosted by the return of fullbacks Erik Pieters and Phil Bardsley available for the game tonight. Icelandic wideman Johann Berg Gudmundsson is a possibility for Dyche, but fellow winger Robbie Brady is a doubt after picking up an injury during the international break. Dale Stephens, Jack Cork, Charlie Taylor are all still doubts for the Palace game.
17:282 days ago

important points up for grabs for both sides

Burnley are still looking for their first win of the 20/21 season, having drawn two and lost five. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace, who have played an extra game, could see themselves in a European place come the end of the game as they try to improve on their four wins, one draw, and three losses. Last time out in the league, Burnley drew 0-0 away at Brighton whilst Crystal Palace saw their clinical finishing see off Leeds Utd 4-1 at home. Burnley sit in 19th and Palace are in 9th, this will be tough for Sean Dyche and his men.
17:232 days ago

Kick-off time

Burnley vs Crystal Palace will be played at Turf Moor, in Burnley, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 16:30 GMT.
17:232 days ago


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