De Boer on the brink as Crystal Palace set unwanted Premier League record

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The Eagles suffered another defeat at Burnley on Sunday and remain without a top-flight point or goal under their Dutch manager

Frank de Boer’s position at Crystal Palace is hanging by a thread after setting an unwanted Premier League record.

Having entered the international break pointless and without a goal, the Eagles were hoping for a reversal in fortune when they returned to top-flight action at Burnley.

It was, however, to be a case of the same old story for the capital club as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Turf Moor.

Saints 7/5 to win at Selhurst Park

Palace are now the first team in the Premier League era to open a season without collecting a point or troubling their scorers, with 93 years having passed since that last happened in the top tier.

Palace did create chances against Burnley, but were unable to take them.

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De Boer can do little about his players spurning opportunities when they come their way, but he is now under ever-increasing pressure.

Palace are being kept off the foot of the table at present by West Ham, on goal difference, but that could change on Monday night – when the Hammers face Huddersfield.

For now, De Boer is sweating on his position at Selhurst Park having been removed from his previous post at Serie A side Inter after just 85 days.

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