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  • 04 November 2023

Burnley vs Crystal Palace: Can Crystal Palace make it to the top 10

Positioned at 13th in the league, Crystal Palace has the opportunity to ascend into the top ten with a victory today. Despite a challenging October where Roy Hodgson's team did not secure a win and gathered only a single point from three games, suffering consecutive losses, they have a noteworthy record of obtaining seven points from their past four Premier League encounters at Turf Moor.

On the other side, Vincent Kompany's Burnley is facing tough times after their promotion to the Premier League. Positioned at 19th, the Clarets have yet to win at home this season, losing all five matches on their own turf and are currently navigating through a losing streak of four matches in all competitions. Nevertheless, a win today could provide a significant boost, potentially elevating them out of the relegation area. We warmly welcome you to our live text coverage of the Premier League match between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor.

Take a look at the match highlights:

First-half begins!!

  • In the 2nd minute, Burnley began the match with intent, and a cross from Gudmundsson found Amdouni, who headed the ball just a fraction wide of the left post.
  • In the 9th minute, having suffered two consecutive losses recently, which matches the number of defeats they encountered in their prior 11 Premier League games, Crystal Palace comes to Turf Moor eager for a turnaround in today's match.
  • In the 16th minute, Edouard's late sliding tackle on Burnley's goalkeeper Trafford resulted in a clear infraction, leading to him receiving the first yellow card of the match without any dispute.
  • In the 22nd minute, Schlupp has given Palace the lead with a score of 1-0 in an unfortunate turn for Burnley. Defender Beyer seemed to have the situation under control while dealing with a long pass on the right side. However, Ayew proved too strong for him, overpowering Beyer and then charging into the penalty area. Ayew's pass across the six-yard box found Schlupp, who was quick to meet the ball and complete the play with a decisive finish.
  • In the 25th minute, in an attempt to equalize, Burnley's Vitinho delivers a promising cross into the penalty area. Unfortunately, the lack of synchronization with his teammates means that the ball passes through without connection and goes harmlessly out of play for a goal-kick.
  • In the 29th minute, Burnley came close to scoring, spearheaded by Koleosho's aggressive play. Even though Crystal Palace initially managed to neutralize the danger, Burnley maintained their pressure. Taylor delivered a sharp cross into the mix, which Gudmundsson connected with a header. However, his attempt narrowly missed, passing the right post on the outside.
  • In the 35th minute, with 10 minutes left in the first half at Turf Moor, Palace maintains a one-goal advantage. Despite this, Burnley has reacted positively since allowing the goal. The pressing question now is whether they can capitalize on their momentum and level the score before the halftime whistle.
  • In the 39th minute, a remarkable defensive play unfolded as Taylor located Koleosho with a beautifully lofted pass to the left flank. Koleosho received the ball smoothly and proceeded to make his way into the penalty box. Just as he was poised to take a shot, Andersen executed an impeccably timed slide tackle, effectively preventing the shot and averting the potential threat.
  • In the 45+2 minute, Burnley is eager to level the score before the half-time interval and quickly sets a free-kick in motion just outside the penalty area. Koleosho seizes the moment with a powerful strike, prompting a swift reaction from Johnstone who pushes the ball away to ensure safety and maintain the lead.
  • In the 45+3 minute, Guehi has been cautioned for dissent, following an overly vigorous objection to a decision by the referee. The England defender expressed significant discontent with the official's ruling, but it is essential that he composes himself moving forward in the match.
  • Ayew has received a yellow card for Palace, joining Guehi in the referee's book. His caution comes as a result of questioning the referee's decision to permit Burnley to execute the quick free-kick previously. It seems both players have let their frustrations get the better of them regarding the official's calls.

Second-half begins!!

  • In the 50th minute, at the onset of the second half, Burnley initiates an attacking move when Rodriguez deftly flicks a long ball in the direction of Koleosho. Andersen, with good anticipation, manages to intervene with a well-timed sliding challenge, neutralizing the potential threat.
  • In the 54th minute, Burnley crafted their attack with deliberation, leading to O'Shea delivering a cross from the right side. Rodriguez, attempting to capitalize, connected with a header while turning but unfortunately was unable to steer the ball on target.
  • In the 58th minute, Crystal Palace has made a strategic substitution, introducing Eze back into play after his absence from the last three matches. He takes over for Doucoure, who has performed defensively for the team, reclaiming possession on three occasions, a record surpassed only by his teammates Ayew and Andersen in this game.
  • In the 64th minute, Burnley's attempt to score is thwarted by an offside ruling. The sequence began with Koleosho moving inward and taking a shot, although it lacked power. Rodriguez was quick to respond, skillfully finishing the chance by driving the ball into the top of the net. Yet, the celebration was abruptly halted as the linesman raised the flag for offside, a decision that was certainly correct upon review. The score remains unchanged as the goal is disallowed.
  • In the 70th minute, Schlupp, the scorer of the game's solitary goal thus far, is being substituted off for a well-deserved rest. His vigorous effort is reflected in the statistics, having engaged in nine duels, a number which stands as the highest for any player from the visiting team. Hodgson has opted to bring on Ahamada in his place to freshen up the squad.
  • In the 72nd minute, As the match progresses, it remains to be seen if Burnley will make changes from their bench in pursuit of a spark to overturn the current deficit. Fresh legs and new strategies could prove pivotal for the hosts as they seek to equalize and potentially take the lead in the game.
  • In the 78th minute, Burnley makes a double substitution. The first change sees Amdouni, who had two shots on goal, exiting the match, and Redmond comes on as his replacement.
  • In the 81st minute, a close call as Rodriguez eludes his marker to meet Gudmundsson's corner at the near post. He directs a well-placed header toward the goal, but Johnstone reacts quickly with a smart reflex save to deny the scoring opportunity. A solid save by Johnstone to keep Burnley at bay.
  • In the 86th minute, Edouard, who has been actively engaged in a game-high eight aerial duels, is unable to continue and is substituted out. Richards comes on as his replacement in a defensive-minded change for Crystal Palace.
  • In the 89th minute, Burnley presses for an equalizer as O'Shea connects with a cross into the box from the right wing. His downward header appears to be on target, creeping towards the bottom corner, but Johnstone makes an excellent save by getting down well to keep the shot out. West Brom's goalkeeper denies Burnley a scoring opportunity with his quick reflexes.
  • In the 90th minute, Lerma commits a foul on Brownhill as the game approaches stoppage time at Turf Moor. As a result of the challenge, the Palace midfielder is shown a yellow card by the referee.
  • In the 90+2 minute, Gudmundsson has had an impressive outing, boasting a productive performance by completing a game-high 94.1 percent of his passes for Burnley. He is now substituted out, with Bruun Larsen coming on as his replacement.
  • In the 90+4 minute, Andersen receives a yellow card from the referee as Burnley is awarded a free-kick. Time is running out for the hosts as they seek to make something happen late in the game.
  • Mitchell scores for Palace, sealing a 2-0 victory in the dying moments of the game. As Burnley attempts to clear the ball downfield, they make a mistake, and the ball finds its way to Eze on the edge of the box. Eze delivers a perfectly timed pass to Mitchell, who charges forward and calmly slots the ball past Trafford into the net. This goal secures all three points for the visitors, and it’s game over at Turf Moor.

And that’s it! Crystal Palace climbs into the top half of the Premier League table following a 2-0 triumph against Burnley. Despite being under pressure for much of the first 22 minutes, the Eagles managed to take the lead against the run of play with Jeffrey Schlupp's goal. In stoppage time, Roy Hodgson's team secured the victory when Eberechi Eze assisted Tyrick Mitchell to seal the game for the visitors. Palace's strong performance moves them into the top half of the league standings.

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