The result leaves The Clarets in the bottom three and rueing a potential victory after a host of chances went a begging.
Don't leave your man unmarked!
It was certainly a case of don't leave your man unmarked in the penalty area in this encounter. At least four of the six goals at Turf Moor were as a result of defenders leaving their man open in the penalty area and that will disappoint both Sean Dyche and Patrick Viera.
Burnley's first goal of the afternoon was the first case of poor marking in the lead up to the goals. On a momentous week behind the scenes for Burnley skipper, Ben Mee, was capped with a goal as he was left unmarked at the back post by Cheikou Kouyate to head home from an Ashley Westwood corner.
Chris Wood then nodded Burnley in front after he was left unmarked by Benteke at the back post after James Tarkowski headed the ball back across goal for the Kiwi to score his 50th Premier League goal.
The Clarets were also at fault of leaving their men unmarked as Wood left England U21 international, Marc Guehi, open on the edge of the area to fire past five players in Claret and Blue on the goal line to put Palace 3-2 ahead.
Palace were enemies of their own downfall for Burnley's third as Claret's superstar, Maxwel Cornet, peeled away from Joel Ward at the back post to rifle a volley into the roof of the net to get the hosts back on terms and score his fifth goal since joining from Lyon in the summer.
Brilliant Benteke back in goal scoring form for Palace
He has certainly received some stick from his critics over the years but his third and fourth goals of the season were a major factor in The Eagles picking up a point on a rainy afternoon in East Lancashire.
The former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker has become a key part of Patrick Viera's starting XI this season and was a thorn in Burnley's side as his brace was deserved with his constant battles with Ben Mee and particularly James Tarkowski.
Palace's number 20 gave them an early lead as he was picked out in the area by Joachim Andersen and the Belgian controlled and fired with his left, a low strike past Nick Pope down to his right hand side.
Benteke also managed to get his side back into the game after falling 2-1 behind after a brilliantly worked Palace goal.
A long ball over the top from Danish international, Andersen, found the owner of England's newest cap, Conor Gallagher, as the Chelsea loanee turned well and poked the ball through to Benteke who drilled the ball low past Pope to his right.
Benteke's versality to play with another striker alongside him but also a loan striker with wingers either side of him makes him a underrated asset for the former Nice manager, Viera. Benteke has played alongside Odsonne Edouard at times this season in a front two but in the case of today in a front three with Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew wide either side of him.
"Ole Ole Ole Cornet Cornet"
Not only does he provide pace in attack, but he is scoring goals as well and today was no different as he got his second goal in front of the Turf Moor faithful with another wonder strike.
The Ivorian international has certainly touched the hearts of every Burnley fan across the country and is certainly making a name for himself in the Premier League.
Today's goal makes it five goals in six starts for Cornet and its clear to see that he's not finished yet!