Palace finally end their losing spell with key win at Burnley

Burnley 0-2 Palace

Crystal Palace earned their first Premier League win in six games with a 2-0 triumph at Burnley.

The Eagles had not tasted victory since beating West Ham on October 5, and this three points now moves them up to 10th place.

Forward Jordan Ayew thought he had given Palace a first-half lead but his ‘goal’ was ruled out after Patrick van Aanholt strayed offside and confirmed by VAR.

Then Wilfried Zaha fired the opening goal seconds before the break with a powerful left-foot drive that Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope failed to block at his near post.

Chris Wood skied a fine opportunity over the bar for Burnley in the second half with just Vicente Guaita to beat after Luka Milivojevic had given the ball away.

Palace substitute Jeffrey Schlupp made it 2-0 on 78 minutes with a low finish after capitalising on defender Ben Mee’s fluffed clearance.

Guaita produced an excellent one-handed stop keep out Chris Wood near the end to claim a much-needed clean sheet.

Palace: Guaita, Kelly, Dann (Sakho 60), Tomkins, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Townsend (Schlupp 76), Zaha, Ayew (Benteke 81).

Not used: Hennessey, Riedewald, Camarasa, McCarthy.

Burnley: Pope, Taylor (Pieters 37), Mee, Tarkowski, Bardsley, McNeil, Cork, Brady, Hendrick, Wood, Barnes (Rodriguez 63).

Not used: Lowton, Drinkwater, Gibson, Hart, Lennon.

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