LIVE: Crystal Palace v Burnley

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira knows how dangerous Burnley could be with confidence sky high.

By Dan Black
Saturday, 26th February 2022, 2:47 pm
Updated Saturday, 26th February 2022, 2:48 pm

The Clarets arrive at Selhurst Park on the back of successive Premier League wins against Brighton and Spurs.

Those results — the club's first back-to-back wins in the top flight in 13 months — closed the gap to Newcastle United and Everton to a couple of points.

"They are in a really good period," said the Frenchman. "They won the last two games without conceding a goal. They are a really strong team to play. They are well organised and don't give you many chances.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche before the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Burnley at Selhurst Park on February 26, 2022 in London, England.

"There’s no doubt with the manager and the last two wins that there is confidence about what they try to do and how they want to do it. When you win two games the confidence gets higher."

The Eagles ended a winless run of their own when beating Watford 4-1 at Vicarage Road. Vieira's side had seen off Millwall and Hartlepool in the FA Cup, but hadn't won in the league in six games beforehand.

The ex-Arsenal midfielder said: "It will be important for us to play as well as we can, we know their strengths and how they can hurt us. But we know how we can hurt them as well. We’ll have to respect our game plan, to play with tempo and try to create those chances.

"We want to concentrate on how we try to play, we know the game is important for us as much as it is for them. We will have to stick to what we've been doing since the beginning of the season, try to play well and hopefully take our chances."

LIVE: Crystal Palace v Burnley

Last updated: Saturday, 26 February, 2022, 16:53

Full-time: Crystal Palace 1 Burnley 1

Milivojevic’s own goal early in the second half earns Burnley a share of the spoils at Selhurst Park.

Rodriguez is replaced by Barnes for the Clarets.

Kouyate replaces Schlupp for Palace.

That’s an outstanding intervention from Tarkowski to prevent Mateta from turning in Olise’s cross.

Tarkowski mistimes his challenge on Gallagher.

Zaha almost restores Palace’s lead

Roberts can’t cope with the Ivorian, who steps one way to test Pope, before going on the outside and hitting the far post.

Weghorst has the ball in the net when following up from Rodriguez’s saved effort, but the latter took control of the ball in an offside position.

Milivojevic is replaced by Mateta while Burnley make a double change; Westwood and Taylor replace Cork and Pieters.

Weghorst’s header from McNeil’s corner is turned over the bar by Butland.

GOAL: Crystal Palace 1 Burnley 1

Rodriguez heads down Roberts’ ball into the box, Lennon looks to pull it back across goal and Milivojevic turns the ball into his own net.

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