Selhurst Park
Premier League • Day 32
  • 2nd Half
  • Crystal Palace
  • Burnley
  • TownsendMeyer
  • CorkLong
  • Mee
  • McCarthy
  • Tarkowski
  • 1/2 Time
  • Crystal Palace
  • Burnley
  • KouyatéMcCarthy

Crystal Palace - Burnley

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  • End of 2nd Half

FT: Palace 0-1 Burnley. Second 1-0 win in a row for Burnley, who now are up to a lofty eighth in the table, and can start to dream of a potential European adventure next season. Palace were not at the races here, and deserved what they got from this.


SAVE! Pope again comes for the cross, gets more on it this time, but only finds Van Aanholt, who fires for goal, but Pope gets to his feet to make the save.


Four extra minutes here as Pope comes to punch a corner clear, but gets it all wrong.


Ayew darts inside Bardsley, works space for the shot, but lashes well, well wide.


Palace still are creating very, very little. Side to side, but then backwards is not going to get them back in this.


Tarkowski gets up to nod a free-kick down for Brownhill, who gets his strike at goal all wrong and loops the ball well over the top.


Palace really starting to commit bodies forward here. Zaha's cross is blocked before Meyer's effort is also charged down.


CHANCE! As close as Palace have come to an equaliser. Great cross from Zaha, Ayew climbs highest, but cannot keep the header down from a good position.

  • Max Meyer
    OffAndros TownsendCrystal PalaceChange for Palace, with Townsend making way for Max Meyer.
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Change for Palace, with Townsend making way for Max Meyer.


Townsend battles his way into a shooting position, shoots for goal, but that is always flying over the top.


Could be a vital one from the skipper.


Zaha finally gets one on one with a defender, but Tarkowski deals with him well, steps across and makes the tackle.


This man's goal still separates the sides here. Eighth place beckons for Burnley.

Ben Mee of Burnley celebrates with Jack Cork and Dwight McNeil after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Burnley FC at Selhurst Park on June 29, 2020 in London, United Kingdom
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    OffJack CorkBurnleySpoke too soon. That is the end of Cork's game, with Kevin Long on for the stricken midfielder.
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Spoke too soon. That is the end of Cork's game, with Kevin Long on for the stricken midfielder.


Cork looks fine to continue for now.


On his 300th appearance too.


Break in play here as Cork gets some treatment for an injury.


Palace have been sparked into life by the bolt from the blue from Burnley. It is what the game needed.


Goalkeeper, goalkeeper, goalkeeper. Free-kick into the middle is met by Mee with a powerful header, the ball arrows towards the bottom corner, Guaita looks like he is getting there, but he can only parry onto the post and watch on as the ball rolls into the net.


GOOOOOOAAALLLLL!!! Palace 0-1 Burnley. Captain's goal from Ben Mee to break the deadlock here.

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    Yellow cardJames McCarthyCrystal PalaceLike London buses. A second yellow of the game for McCarthy after he upended McNeil.
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Like London buses. A second yellow of the game for McCarthy after he upended McNeil.

  • James Tarkowski
    Yellow cardJames TarkowskiBurnleyFirst yellow card of the game for Tarkowski for a nasty-looking challenge on Ayew.
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First yellow card of the game for Tarkowski for a nasty-looking challenge on Ayew.


Here is the incident. Is Ayew lucky?


McCarthur gets to the byline, but cannot get the cross into the middle.


CHANCE!!! As good an opening as we have had. Lovely back-heel flick from Ayew into the path of Cahill on the edge of the box, who can only side-foot for the bottom corner, which is saved by Pope. If he had put everything behind that we might have had the opener.


So the debate begins.


Nothing given. Why did that take so long?


A long VAR check here for a potential forearm from Ayew into the face of Westwood.


Zaha, who we have not seen much from, tries to guide the ball into the path of Ayew, but again Burnley clear.


Much better urgency from Palace at the start of the second half.

  • 2nd Half

KICK OFF! We are back under way. Crystal Palace have introduced James McCarthy in place of Cheikhou Kouyate.

  • End of 1st Half

HT: Palace 0-0 Burnley. Not great. The visitors have been the better side, but neither of these two have created any real openings of note. Let's hope for better in the second half.


One minute of added time here.


Milivojevic has not got his delivery on point yet here, with another free-kick fired straight out of play.


Excellent cross from Westwood, Guaita comes out but can only parry, Pieters arrives and lashes for goal first time, only to scuff his effort straight at Guaita.


Great tracking back from Andros Townsend to get the block on Taylor's cross.


James Tarkowski floats a long ball towards Vydra, but Dann deals with that easily.


Handbags at dawn.


Lovely cross from Joel Ward, McCarthur looks to be arriving right on cue, but gets his header all wrong, and the ball squirms behind for a goal kick.


Scrappy and not pretty: Four words to describe the opening exchanges here.


First meaningful strike from Palace comes via the boot of Ayew from distance, but that is an easy save for Nick Pope in the away goal.


Shock horror, it is McNeil with the shot, but it is blocked. Can someone else step up, please?


McNeil clips the ball out to Charlie Taylor, but the move breaks down.


McNeil really is the standout player so far.


Patrick van Aanholt lifts the ball into the Burnley box, but the Clarets clear with ease.


Drinks break and stats time. Palace's line up (30y 323d) is the second oldest of any side's starting XI in the Premier League this season (after Palace v Bournemouth on June 20th).


McNeil again the danger as he drives right at the heart of the Palace defence, elects to shoot with Vydra in a good position, but straight at Guaita.


SCRAMBLE! Westwood curls an excellent corner into the middle, which causes Palace all kinds of problems. Between them, the Palace backline manage to scramble the ball clear as far as McNeil, who shoots over.


Vital touch from Scott Dann to flick the ball clear with Jack Cork lurking with intent.


Palace with some of the ball now. Zaha is looking a little short of fitness. Has he really fully recovered from injury?


Plenty of "industrial language" too


Curse of the commentator! High, wide and not so handsome from Milivojevic.


James McArthur is fouled right on the edge of the penalty area. Danger when Luka Milivojevic is around.


Back to Burnley in possession. What Sean Dyche would give to have more firepower at his disposal.


First real Palace attack comes to nothing as Jordan Ayew's low cross is cut out.


Burnley have started confidently. Dwight McNeil is enjoying some freedom down the right.


Scrappy opening here. Palace struggling to string more than two passes together.


Burnley with the early attack as Erik Pieters tries to lift one into the penalty area, but that is easily cleared.

  • 1st Half

KICK OFF ! We are under way at Selhurst Park.


So here we go. All is not well at Burnley, with a power struggle between manager and chairman in full swing. On the pitch, though, they continue to do the business. Both of these teams were expected to be fighting relegation at this stage, but to be both having outside chances of Europa League football next season is mightily impressive. We are minutes away!


An important message from the Palace chairman in tonight's programme.


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Burnley will certainly have to up their attacking game this evening. The Clarets have had fewer shots on target in away matches than any other Premier League side this season (35), and have failed to direct a single shot on target in either of their last two away league games.


Landmark evening for the Burnley skipper.


HEAD TO HEAD: Crystal Palace have won their last four Premier League games against Burnley by an aggregate score of 8-1. In their top-flight history, they've only won more consecutively against Wimbledon (five between 1989-1991). Burnley have won just one of their last 13 away league games against Palace (D6 L6), winning 2-0 in a Premier League match in April 2017.

Crystal Palace - Burnley

ZAHA FIT TO START, ONE UP TOP FOR BURNLEY. Big news for Palace as Wilfried Zaha is fit to start despite picking up an injury in the defeat at Anfield last week. Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita is also fit to start and takes his place back in the starting XI. Luka Milivojevic and Scott Dann are handed starting places, too. Matej Vydra will have to do all the work up front for Burnley on his own as Jay Rodriguez misses out through injury. Erik Pieters and Phil Bardsley come in for the Clarets.

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace warms up prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on June 20, 2020

TEAMS NEWS - PALACE: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Dann, Cahill, Ward, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Townsend, Ayew, Zaha... Subs: Hennessey, Meyer, Sakho, McCarthy, Woods, Tavares, Tyrick Mitchell, Keutcha, Riedewald. /// BURNLEY: Pope, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Bardsley, Cork, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Vydra... Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Jensen, Long, Thompson, Dunne, Thomas, Goodridge


The teams are in...


Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Crystal Palace's Premier League clash with Burnley from Selhurst Park. Burnley's win over Watford last time out moved them level on points with Palace in 10th, with both looking to take another step towards a top-half finish with victory this evening.