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Burnley v Crystal Palace RECAP: Clarets collect first win of the campaign

Burnley climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone after picking up their first win of the season.

Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace and Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley look on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Burnley FC at Selhurst Park on June 29, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Hannah McKay/Pool via Getty Images)
Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace and Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley look on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Burnley FC at Selhurst Park on June 29, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Hannah McKay/Pool via Getty Images)

The Clarets leapfrogged West Brom and Fulham in the top flight as Chris Wood's early goal was enough to see off Crystal Palace at Turf Moor.

The New Zealander netted his second goal of the term in the eighth minute when beating Vicente Guaita from close range.

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Sean Dyche's side are now 17th in the table, four points adrift of nearest rivals Brighton.

Burnley v Crystal Palace RECAP: Clarets collect first win of the campaign

Key Events

  • Chris Wood scored the winner in the eighth minute
  • The New Zealander doubled his tally for the season in the process
  • Johann Berg Gudmundsson hit the bar for the home side
  • Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope made vital second half saves to keep out Michy Batshuayi and Christian Benteke
  • It was Burnley’s first Premier League win of the season
  • Victory lifted Sean Dyche’s side out of the bottom three
  • The Burnley boss feels the win will calm the story following the club’s poor start
  • Former Preston North End and Leeds united striker Jermaine Beckford is confident the Clarets will stay up
  • Nick Pope came out on top in our player ratings
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BBC pundit has his say on Burnley’s survival hopes

“I think they have enough to stay up!”

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Sean Dyche’s verdict as the Clarets collect a first win of the campaign

Happy place, happy place, Turf Moor!

Full-time: Burnley 1 Crystal Palace 0

It’s a first win of the season for the Clarets

Can the Clarets see the game out?

Palace probing, but Burnley hanging on for dear life.

McNeil’s wayward pass gifts Batshuayi the chance to equalise, but Pope spreads himself well to save.

McNeil threads the ball through to Gudmundsson, but the Icelandic winger crashes his first time effort against the bar.

Half-time: Burnley 1 Crystal Palace 0

Burnley lead at the break

Another chance falls Palace’s way

Townsend moves the ball on to his left foot and tests pope from outside the penalty area. The Burnley stopper makes a good save.

The winger fires left-footed, across Guaita, but his effort sails wide of the far post.

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