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Report: Palace frustrated by rare defensive error and resolute Burnley back-line

Palace fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Turf Moor on Monday night, after Chris Wood’s early opportunistic strike was enough to secure all three points for Burnley. Despite several half-chances, Roy Hodgson’s men couldn’t unpick a determined home defence and impenetrable goalkeeper Nick Pope.


  • Burnley were seeking their first win of the season to take them out of the relegation zone, whilst a win for Palace would lead to a record return in the Premier League after nine games
  • Palace dealt a hammer blow with news of Wilfried Zaha self-isolating after a positive test for Covid-19; Michy Batshuayi replaced Zaha, starting up front with Jordan Ayew.