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Iconic Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira achieved almost everything imaginable as a player.
The Frenchman was a World Cup and European Championship winner, he captained Arsenal's "Invincibles", won two Premier League and FA Cup doubles, landed four Serie A titles, added a Champions League winners medal as well as countless individual honours.
“Yeah, he’s had an unbelievable career," said Brownhill. "He wasn’t my idol as such, but when you grow up, you realise how good he was. You take things from players without really knowing and he’s one I’ve taken things from.
“The way he handled the football, the calmness, but also that spite he had to win tackles, being brave, getting his head down and running. He’s definitely up there in terms of being an all-round midfielder. Not many players have an all-round game and he definitely had that.”
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The Clarets' midfielder was about to turn 15 when Vieira signed on at the Etihad. Despite his Old Trafford links, the Warrington-born middle man would likely have been celebrating alongside dad, Gary, when the winner of the FIFA Confederations Cup netted for City when inflicting Burnley's heaviest home defeat in the PL.
Vieira scored the away side's fourth goal in the 20th minute after Emmanuel Adebayor, Craig Bellamy and Carlos Tevez had scored. Adebayor scored on the stroke of half-time to make it five, Vincent Kompany added a sixth in the second half, before Steven Fletcher bagged Burnley's consolation in the 71st minute.
Brownhill has been impressed with the ex-France international's start to life at Selhurst Park, but he's hoping things will be different on his latest visit to Turf Moor.
“He’s done a great job so far at Crystal Palace, I’ve not been surprised," he said.
“Hopefully we can cause an upset against them on Saturday.”
LIVE: Burnley 3 Crystal Palace 3
- Burnley have won three successive Premier League games against Crystal Palace without conceding a goal
- The Clarets last won back-to-back Premier League games at Turf Moor in December
- Sean Dyche’s side have lost once in their last six games in the top flight
- Striker Chris Wood is one short of 50 Premier League goals
- Burnley are on a Premier League record run of 104 consecutive matches without a red card
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All the action, in picture form, from Turf Moor
Burnley and Crystal Palace shared the spoils in an entertaining six-goal thriller at Turf Moor.
Full-time: Burnley 3 Crystal Palace 3
A six-goal thriller at Turf Moor ends with honours even.
What a chance
Vydra, with the last chance of the game, brings Westwood’s pass down inside the area, gets a shot away, but Guaita turns the ball around the post.
Olise tests Pope and then picks up[ a booking for a cynical foul on McNeil.
Milivojevic is replaced by Edouard for the visitors.
Cornet departs to a standing ovation as the Ivorian is replaced by Vydra.
Gallagher is replaced by Schlupp for Palace.
Wood’s final contribution is to flick McNeil’s set-piece over the crossbar.
The striker is then replaced by Rodriguez.
Will we have a winner?
Tarkowski heads goalwards from McNeil's cross, but Guaita saves.
Westwood booked for dragging down Mitchell.