Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
13 January 2018
Game week
23
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0
Venue
Selhurst Park (London)
Attendance
24696

Goals

B. Sako (G) 21' (assist by: C. Benteke)*
1 - 0

Commentary

Minute   Description
Well, that’s all from me for now. Until next time, thank you and goodbye!
It’s a remarkable turnaround for Palace, who are now looking up into the top half despite their glut of injury issues, and they were well worthy of their victory today.
Bakary Sako’s superb first-half strike proves the difference for Palace, then, as the Eagles rise up to 12th place, now on 25 points. Burnley, meanwhile, remain in seventh.
FULL TIME: Crystal Palace 1 Burnley 0.
90'+4 Brilliant from Nkoudou, who fizzes in a low cross that is well-cleared. Burnley maintain the pressure, and the ball is worked back into the area, but Hennessey stands firm to gather it in.
90'+1 There will be a minimum of four minutes added time at Selhurst Park…
89' CHANCE! What an opportunity to seal it for Palace! Benteke brushed Mee aside before charging goalwards. Tarkowski did well to force the Belgian wide, though, and the resulting strike finds the side-netting.
86' A second change from Burnleuy. Johann Berg Gudmunds­son, who has had a frustrating afternoon, makes way for Nahki Wells.
85' A tussle between Zaha and Taylor down on the touchline results in the Palace winger tumbling into one of the TV cameras down that side. It didn’t seem intentional from the ex-Leeds United defender, but he goes into the book regardless.
84' CHANCE! A long ball over the top causes havoc for Palace’s defence, with Barnes quick to pounce. However, Hennessey reacted sharply, rushing out to make a fine stop.
83' A booking for Bardsley, who brought down Sako in the build-up to McArthur’s chance.
82' Referee Oliver plays a good advantage that Palace should have done better from. Zaha and McArthur combine, with the latter driving down the left side of the penalty area, but he hesitates too long, and Burnley’s defence get a block in.
80' Great work from Van Aanholt, who prevents Gudmundsson connecting with a cross to the back post before marshalling the Burnley man wide and forcing the ball out of play.
77' All three of Vokes’ Premier League goals this season have come away from home. However, the Burnley striker has been starved of opportunities so far today. Can he be the man to salvage something for the visitors late on?
75' After a brief spell of Burnley possession, Palace manage to get a foothold once again further up the pitch, with Fosu-Mensah and Zaha keeping the ball down in the corner until Nkoudou finally wins it back.
72' There’s less than 20 minutes remaining, now, and this game is certainly in the balance heading into the closing stages. Palace have had a plethora of chances, but Burnley remain firmly in this contest.
70' A heart-in-the-mouth moment for Hennessey, who comes out to claim Cork’s cross but gets it horribly wrong. The ball falls to a Burnley man, who can’t hit the target, but it wouldn’t have counted anyway, with the referee having already called play back for a foul on Palace’s goalkeeper.
68' A sloppy pass from Nkoudou puts Palace clear on the break - Sako lifting a superb cross towards Benteke, but once again the former Aston Villa man, who was under pressure from Taylor, can’t find the back of the net.
65' A first involvement for Nkoudou, who gets in down the left and puts in a decent cross. Neither Gudmundsson or Barnes can take advantage, however.
63' A first change of the game now, and it is Dyche who blinks first. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is on for his Burnley debut, replacing Jeff Hendrick.
62' Careless from Zaha who - after getting himself clear of danger with some neat footwork - passes straight to Gudmundsson. Fortunately for the hosts, the winger’s touch let him down.
60' Clever play from Taylor down the left, who draws a late tackle from Palace skipper Milivojevic, providing Gudmundsson with an opportunity to deliver… Again, though, Palace clear the danger.
58' What a block from Taylor, who denies Zaha what looked set to be a certain goal. Moments later, McArthur does well to win a free-kick from Bardsley, who brought down his compatriot with a clumsy foul.
56' CHANCE! A great counter from Burnley, this time, as Defour whips in a dangerous cross that Vokes connects with at the near post, turning his header into the side-netting.
53' A chance now at the other end, as Palace forge another brilliant counter-attack. Zaha is, as always, the architect with a good ball into Fosu-Mensah, whose cross finds Sako. However, Palace’s goalscorer can’t generate enough power on his header, and Pope makes a comfortable stop.
51' CLOSE! Barnes proves too strong for Fosu-Mensah in a tussle at the back post, and the Burnley forward duly wins the header, only to direct his effort wide from six-yards out.
48' Burnley are looking to get on the front foot in these opening stages, with Palace not quite finding their stride so far. The Clarets have won each of their last three Premier League games against Crystal Palace – they’ve only beaten a single side in four consecutive meetings in the competition once before.
46' We are underway in the second-half. No changes for either side at the interval.
3' Some great play between Zaha and Benteke, as the winger threads the Belgian through with a wonderful flick, but Tarkowski manages to make a challenge. Palace have started with Zaha up top in the second half, while Sako is playing out on the right.
It could well have been more for the hosts, who have been by far the better side at Selhurst Park, with Burnley simply unable to deal with the Eagles’ pace and power in the final third.
Palace deservedly lead at the break, courtesy of Bakary Sako’s sixth goal of the season in all competitions - in what is just his second start in the league this campaign.
HALF-TIME: Crystal Palace 1 Burnley 0.
44' CLOSE! What an effort from Sako, who is just inches away from a stunning second as his venomous volley sails just wide.
43' CHANCE! Van Aanholt tries his luck with a first-time strike from the edge of the area following good work from Kelly. The Dutchman’s effort falls kindly at the feet of Benteke, but the striker’s lazy flick does not test Pope.
42' Great work from Zaha down the right, who keeps the ball away from Barnes and Defour with some great footwork. Barnes eventually brings Zaha down, with Defour then kicking out petulantly at Palace’s winger, and the Belgian rightly goes into the book.
40' SAVE! A chance out of nothing for Burnley, as Tarkowski heads it down to Barnes on the edge of the box. The former Brighton man strikes goal wards, and Hennessey is forced to tip it over.
38' The winger’s initial cross is poor, but Burnley keep the move alive and Gudmundsson makes up for his tame free-kick with a great delivery. Vokes meets it, but can’t direct his header on target.
37' Something of a reckless foul from Fosu-Mensah, who barges into Barnes down the left, deep in Palace’s half. Gudmundsson will take it…
35' Tarkowski is really struggling against the pace and power of Palace’s attack so far this afternoon, and is fortunate that his fluffed attempted clearance from Sako’s cross does not fall kindly for Zaha, whose first touch takes the ball out of play.
33' Gudmundsson delivers the set-piece, but his cross is overhit and Hennessey collects it with relative ease.
32' Sako is causing havoc in his free role alongside Benteke while, in comparison, Barnes and Vokes have hardly had a sniff at the other end. Burnley do have free-kick in a dangerous position now, though…
29' It has been an impressive opening half-an-hour from Palace, who have taken the lead first in a game for just the fifth time this season. Dyche, meanwhile, will be hoping his side can regroup somewhat and perhaps craft a chance or two prior to the interval.
27' CLOSE! A brilliant corner from Milivojevic leaves Burnley's defence helpless. Benteke rises highest, meeting it with a powerful header, but the ball skims just over the bar.
26' Dyche's men may be hanging on somewhat as it stands, but no side has drawn more away games in the Premier League than Burnley this season (5), with each of the Clarets’ last three games on the road ending level. As I type, some last-ditch defending from Tarkowski prevents Sako getting on the end of Zaha's cross.
23' WHAT A BLOCK! That is incredible from Mee, who somehow gets back to prevent a certain goal and keep Burnley in the game. Zaha beat Pope to a loose ball, nudging a first-time cross over the goalkeeper. McArthur looks all-set to tuck home from a yard out, but Mee sprints back to deflect the ball away from the Scotland international.
21' It was good play in the build-up from Benteke, who did well to find his strike-partner, though Sako still had plenty to do.
GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!! SAKO GIVES PALACE THE LEAD! That is brilliant from the winger, who is now Palace’s top-scorer this season! After picking up possession down the left flank, the former Wolves man powered inside before thumping a low strike through the legs of Tarkowski and, with the help of a deflection off Pope, the ball rattles into the top corner.
20' A bit of a rare venture forward for Burnley sees Gudmundsson find space down the right, delivering a wicked cross into the six-yard box, but Hennessey comes out to collect.
18' Dyche seems to have instructed his side to sit a bit deeper now, and that is at least preventing Palace from getting in behind their visitors. The hosts have started in a 4-4-2 formation, with McArthur tucking in tight down the left.
16' Burnley are unbeaten in each of their last three Premier League games in London (W2 D1), this after losing 13 of their 15 previous visits to the capital in the competition (D2).
14' Palace are really threatening on the counter at the moment, with their visitors - despite enjoying the possession - unable to craft an opening at all. Benteke charges forward and gets brought down 20 yards out, but the official again deems that the contact was not enough to warrant a foul.
11' NO PENALTY! A huge call here from referee Micheal Oliver, as he decides that Tarkowski’s last-ditch challenge on Sako was a fair one. The Palace winger - who is actually playing alongside Benteke today - was convinced he had been fouled.
9' Palace maintain the pressure - Van Aanholt whipping in a superb cross that Benteke meets, but Mee manages to get enough on it to turn it over.
8' A slack ball from Defour allows Palace to spring forward on the counter - Zaha leading the charge before sliding a pass back towards Sako, but Tarkowski gets across to make a fine block.
6' STAT - Palace have picked up just one win in their last six league encounters with Burnley (W1 D1 L4) – failing to score in four of those games.
3' Some promising signs for Palace going forward, as Benteke beats Tarkowski and Mee in some aerial duels. That could be an area Palace will look to exploit moving forward…
1' KICK-OFF! We are up and running at Selhurst Park!
Burnley were well-beaten in their FA Cup clash with Manchester City last time out, and Dyche has made three changes from the side that started at the Etihad. Steven Defour replaces Ashley Westwood, while Phil Bardsley and James Tarkowski return to the defence. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, who signed on loan from Tottenham this week, starts on the bench.
Burnley substitutes: Lowton, Nkoudou, Westwood, Walters, Wells, Lindegaard, Long.
Burnley (4-2-3-1): Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Cork, Defour; Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Barnes; Vokes.
It has been a costly few weeks in terms of injuries for Hodgson, with Jason Puncheon and Scott Dann both out for the rest of the season, while Andros Townsend and Jeffrey Schlupp both picked up ankle knocks in the FA Cup defeat to Brighton on Monday. As such, Jetro Riedeweld has moved up into what looks to be a five-man midfield, with Bakary Sako and Wilfried Zaha tasked with supporting Christian Benteke.
Palace substitues: Speroni, Cabaye, Lee, Souare, Kaikai, Delaney, Wan-Bissaka.
Palace (4-5-1): Hennessey; Fosu-Mensah, Kelly, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; Zaha, Milivojevic, Riedewald, McArthur, Sako; Benteke.
Team news...
Sean Dyche’s side may have faulted somewhat in recent weeks, though they were unfortunate not to claim a point in their last league outing - a last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Liverpool. The Clarets are seventh, and would move seven points clear of eighth-placed Leicester City, who face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with a win.
Roy Hodgson has masterminded a brilliant escape from the bottom three since taking over at Palace, although the Eagles still remain in a relegation scrap as it stands. They have lost just one of their last 11 league fixtures, while Burnley are now winless in five.
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Lineups

R
A
A
3
C. Taylor
3
P. van Aanholt
4
L. Milivojević
4
J. Cork
5
J. Tarkowski
5
J. Tomkins
6
B. Mee
9
S. Vokes
10
A. Barnes
11
W. Zaha
13
J. Hendrick
13
W. Hennessey
16
S. Defour
17
J. Guðmunds­son
17
C. Benteke
18
J. McArthur
24
T. Fosu-Mensah
26
P. Bardsley
26
B. Sako
29
N. Pope
34
M. Kelly
44
J. Riedewald
7
21
C
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
M. Oliver
Assistants
S. Bennett
Fourth official
R. Madley

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Match Stats

Crystal Palace Burnley
28 Attacks (Dangerous) 38
3 Corners 2
16 Fouls 10
14 Free Kicks 16
9 Goal Kicks 11
0 Offsides 4
3 Shots (blocked) 1
7 Shots (off target) 4
2 Shots (on target) 2
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
25 Throw Ins 23

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
123+5062
223+3250
323+2647
423+2547
523+2544
623+1139
723-134
823+231
923-1327
1023-926
1123-1225
1223-1225
1323-1124
1423-2024
1523-1023
1623-1223
1723-1121
1823-2720
1923-1219
2023-2117

Selhurst Park

Name:
Selhurst Park 
City:
London 
Capacity:
26309