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Burnley v Crystal Palace Live Commentary, 20/11/2021

FT
3 - 3
BRN
CRY
B. Mee (19)
C. Wood (27)
M. Cornet (49)
C. Benteke (8)
C. Benteke (36)
M. Guéhi (41)
Turf Moor

Commentary

That's all from Turf Moor today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
In all, a match of great intensity perhaps ends with the fairest result, which helps the visitors stay in the mix for a top-half place in the Premier League table and gives the home side a chance to build on their good work before the international break. Cornet's blockbuster volley will live long in the memory for Clarets fans too.
While the second half could never match up to the remarkable events of the first, a stunning Burnley equaliser ensured the spoils were shared in this entertaining clash of styles at Turf Moor. With Palace's supremacy in possession being undermined by their propensity to gift chances from weak defending in their own box, the home side crept back into the game and earned a hard-fought point to continue their revival.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: BURNLEY 3-3 CRYSTAL PALACE
90' + 3' GREAT SAVE! Vydra is clear through on goal, just inside the box, but his scuffed shot at goal is tipped wide by the alert Guaita. A golden chance to win it goes by!
M. Olise
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
90' + 1' A blatant trip to halt Burnley's counter-attack earns Olise a deserved yellow card.
89' Once more, Taylor pops up in an advanced position on the left flank, and his cross is blocked away for a corner. First Guaita punches clear, then Vydra is denied by Ward's timely intervention just in front of the goal line. Palace are hanging on!
88' Taylor's cross causes havoc in the Palace box, and as the ball rolls out of the area, Brownhill side-foots a tame shot straight at Guaita, low in the centre of the goal.
O. Édouard
L. Milivojević
Crystal Palace
87' Milivojevic is now substituted by Vieira, with Edouard given a few minutes to make a difference for the Eagles.
M. Vydra
M. Cornet
Burnley
84' Having served Ivory Coast on international duty this week, goalscorer Cornet is offered some respite, and Vydra comes on looking to replicate his late strike against Chelsea.
83' As a Burnley break looks set to unfold, McNeil is brought to the turf and Burnley have another free-kick, this time midway through their own half.
J. Schlupp
C. Gallagher
Crystal Palace
81' A typically productive shift from Gallagher comes to a premature end, as Schlupp comes on in his place for Palace.
J. Rodriguez
C. Wood
Burnley
79' After another goal today, Wood is replaced by Rodriguez with 10 minutes remaining on the clock.
79' Rising highest at the near post, Mee flicks a headed effort over the bar from inside the box, but Guaita was untroubled.
77' Benteke clatters into Westwood near the centre circle, but a long ball pumped into the box is cleared effectively on this occasion. However, Olise then gives away another free-kick out on the left flank.
75' Another man booked earlier, Palace's Zaha, brings down Tarkowski and concedes a free-kick. After the initial threat is cleared, a follow-up cross is headed into the goalkeeper's gloves by Tarkowski from 10 yards.
74' Gudmundsson takes the ball full in the face, but after a brief medical check is cleared to continue in the Burnley midfield.
73' Just moments after seeing yellow, Westwood thunders into an ill-advised challenge on Milivojevic, but escapes with only a free-kick conceded.
71' Pope is proactive in racing to the edge of his box to deny Zaha the chance to latch on to a speculative throughball from midfield.
A. Westwood
Yellow Card
Burnley
70' For a deliberate foul to break up a Palace counter-attack, Westwood is booked and will miss Burnley's next match.
68' Ahead of today's game, Burnley had won their last three Premier League games against Crystal Palace, keeping a clean sheet in each. In fact, the Clarets have only won four league games in a row against the Eagles once before - between 1969 and 1971.
66' Burnley have dropped back into their defensive third, as Palace press on in pursuit of a fourth, potentially decisive goal.
64' Finally, the pace seems to have dropped a touch, but is this just the lull before another storm in a relentless encounter?
62' OFF THE BAR! A dropping ball into the box is punched only half clear by Pope and it drops to Zaha, who cracks in a rasping 20-yard effort on the volley, which the Burnley keeper tips onto the crossbar and over for a corner.
61' Having made a bright start since emerging from the bench, Olise earns a corner for Palace.
C. Benteke
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
59' For jumping with his arm raised and making contact with Tarkowski, Benteke is booked.
M. Olise
J. Ayew
Crystal Palace
58' Ayew has been involved in several attacking moves, but Olise is now brought on in his place for the final half-hour.
57' Gudmundsson has a left-footed shot from the centre of the box comfortably saved in the bottom corner by Guaita.
54' Benteke has a header from the centre of the box blocked by the Burnley defence, after a corner conceded by Taylor.
51' Burnley’s win against Brentford in their last home match ended their 14-game winless run at Turf Moor in the Premier League. Following their latest equaliser, the Clarets are now in search of back-to-back home wins for the first time since December 2020.
49' WHAT A BEAUTY! Cornet slams home a stunning strike from an angle, on the left side of the Palace box. His arrowed volley zips past Guaita and into the back of the net, as Burnley take advantage of their visitors' weakness from high crosses. Incredibly, it is now 3-3 at Turf Moor!
J. Tarkowski
Assist
Burnley
49' For a third time, Tarkowski is involved in a Burnley goal, as his pass sets up Cornet to slam in another equaliser.
47' JUST WIDE! McNeil tosses in a dangerous, dipping ball from a left-wing free-kick, and as the ball drops to Gudmundsson on the right side of the box, the latter's volleyed effort skims a yard wide of the post.
46' We are back under way in Burnley, with the second half having a lot to live up to!
It seems that either side could still seize the initiative during the second half, and none of the eight previous top-flight meetings between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor have ended as a draw. The Clarets have won five and Palace three, so precedent suggests we should have a winner by the final whistle.
A breathless 45 minutes at rain-slicked Turf Moor demonstrates what fans worldwide love about the Premier League, as Burnley and Palace went toe to toe from first whistle to last. The visitors have certainly created more chances than their hosts, and looked more composed in possession, but the Clarets fought back through their set-piece mastery. To their credit, Vieira's men then re-took the upper hand and were in the ascendancy before the interval intervened.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: BURNLEY 2-3 CRYSTAL PALACE
45' + 1' The visitors again struggle to deal with a corner, but as the ball is recycled, McNeil's chipped pass is just behind Cornet and the chance of another equaliser evaporates.
44' A forceful Gallagher run into the right side of the box earns Palace a corner, which is then met by Guehi. However, his header lacks pace and bounces into the goalkeeper's waiting gloves.
M. Guéhi
Goal
Crystal Palace
41' PALACE BACK IN FRONT! A short corner is stood up to the back post by Ayew, and following a Pope save at point-blank range, Guehi turns the ball in past a forest of Burnley legs. Incredible stuff in this first half, as Palace regain the lead and are now 3-2 up!
40' Taylor slides in with a risky, but perfectly-timed challenge inside the area, stopping a typically industrious Zaha run. Palace have a corner.
38' Once again, Tarkowski wins the aerial battle from a left-wing cross, but on this occasion the ball sails well wide of the left-hand post.
C. Gallagher
Assist
Crystal Palace
36' Gathering the ball neatly from a lofted pass, Gallagher cleverly chops inside to pick out Benteke for the equalising goal.
C. Benteke
Goal
Crystal Palace
36' WE ARE LEVEL AGAIN! The frantic pace continues, as Benteke makes amends for his previous miss by firing home past Pope, with a low shot from Gallagher's precision pass. Palace have got themselves back to parity, but the scoring surely won't stop here! 2-2 at Turf Moor!
33' Already off the mark today, Wood has made more targeted runs into the box (a run where a teammate tries to find their colleague with a pass) than any other player in the Premier League this season.
31' Another heated exchange with Zaha ensues, as Lowton brings the Palace winger to the turf and looms menacingly over his opponent. However, the visitors waste the set-piece opportunity.
29' A gilt-edged chance goes by for Palace, as Benteke's header from the centre of the area misses to the right of Pope's goal. It was a fine cross from Gallagher which picked the Belgian out, and he really should have scored.
C. Wood
Goal
Burnley
27' THE CLARETS GO IN FRONT! Wood is on target with a header, after Tarkowski wins a challenge to meet the free-kick and nod down into the danger zone. A stirring comeback by the hosts, who have turned things around already! Burnley 2-1 Palace!
J. Tarkowski
Assist
Burnley
27' Following hot on the heels of his goal, Tarkowski wins an aerial challenge to nod down for Wood to score.
26' McNeil now wins a free-kick in an advanced central area, allowing Burnley to pile bodies into the box once again.
24' Guehi brings down Cornet, as Burnley start to push forward with confidence renewed.
J. Tarkowski
Yellow Card
Burnley
22' For tangling with Zaha, including some shirt-tugging and pushing, Tarkowski is also yellow carded.
W. Zaha
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
22' For an angry confrontation with Tarkowski in midfield - which then drew several others into a brief scrum - Zaha is booked by the referee.
20' In short order, Benteke sees an effort from right side of the six yard box ripple the side-netting, after a break following Gudmundsson's attempt at the other end. This game is only picking up pace! Cracking stuff so far!
A. Westwood
Assist
Burnley
19' Westwood's set-piece proficiency is to the fore again, as his whipped corner finds Mee's head for the equaliser.
B. Mee
Goal
Burnley
19' MEE NETS THE EQUALISER! A tremendous inswinging corner by Westwood dips dangerously into the six-yard box, and Mee rises highest to net his eighth Premier League goal - his seventh from a header. It is now 1-1 at Turf Moor!
17' Ayew tracks back well to intervene, as McNeil and Taylor combine high up on the left flank, but Palace ultimately concede their first corner.
15' In front of a concerned-looking Dyche, Burnley are struggling to get a foothold in this game, as Palace press in unison and with clear commitment.
13' The team scoring first has gone on to win each of the last 10 Premier League meetings between Burnley and Crystal Palace, since the Clarets went 2-0 ahead before losing 3-2 back in January 2015.
11' Looking for a quick equaliser, Brownhill strikes a free-kick from 20 yards well clear of the crossbar, with Guaita remaining untroubled.
10' Benteke is involved again, as he plays in Gallagher, but his left-footed shot from the centre of the area is saved relatively comfortably by Pope. That really should have been two for Palace!
C. Benteke
Goal
Crystal Palace
8' PALACE TAKE THE LEAD! Gallagher's deep cross is poorly defended by Cornet, whose header falls to Andersen. The Dane's pass finds Benteke in space, and the big striker turns a deflected shot into the net off the left-hand post! Burnley 0-1 Crystal Palace!
J. Andersen
Assist
Crystal Palace
8' Andersen stayed cool to capitalise on having the ball presented to him inside the area, and fed Benteke to score.
7' Zaha and Benteke cleverly combine on the edge of the area, but the former's attempted return pass is shut out by the massed ranks of the home defence.
5' A crunching challenge by Gudmundsson on Guehi sees Burnley concede a free-kick in central midfield, allowing Crystal Palace to take charge once again.
3' The visitors are controlling possession so far, and it has been a bright start amid the gloomy drizzle in Burnley today.
2' A long cross-field ball towards Wood is neatly intercepted by Ward just outside his own box, and Palace are able to build up again from the back.
1' We are under way at Turf Moor!
The players are out on the pitch, under leaden skies in Lancashire, with kick-off now just moments away.
Palace, meanwhile, name Eze on the bench after his comeback gathered pace with two full games for the club's Under-23 side, but James McArthur has a hamstring injury which rules him out, so captain Milivojevic comes into midfield. He will be joined by recent England debutant Gallagher, while up front, Ayew is preferred to Edouard.
A fortnight after the impressive draw at Stamford Bridge, Burnley boss Sean Dyche has opted to retain the starting side that took a point off the European champions, so Vydra must settle for a place on the bench despite his late equaliser in London. Cornet - who has the best minutes-per-goal ratio in the Premier League of those who have netted at least four times - and Wood return from a spell representing their nations, and will operate as the front two once more for the home side.
SUBS: Jack Butland, Nathaniel Clyne, Eberechi Eze, Martin Kelly, Odsonne Edouard, James Tomkins, Will Hughes, Jeffrey Schlupp, Michael Olise.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-3-3): Vicente Guaita; Joel Ward, Marc Guehi, Joachim Andersen, Tyrick Mitchell; Luka Milivojevic, Conor Gallagher, Cheikhou Kouyate; Jordan Ayew, Christian Benteke, Wilfried Zaha.
SUBS: Wayne Hennessey, Phil Bardsley, Jack Cork, Erik Pieters, Matej Vydra, Jay Rodriguez, Nathan Collins, Kevin Long, Aaron Lennon.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Johann Gudmundsson, Josh Brownhill, Ashley Westwood,Dwight McNeil; Maxwel Cornet, Chris Wood.
Meanwhile, two defeats in 11 Premier League games - including wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City - have helped Patrick Vieira establish his coaching credentials in the Crystal Palace dugout. The former France midfielder takes his 10th-placed team to Turf Moor today, seeking to extend that promising start against an improving home side. Despite perceptions, more than a quarter of the way through the campaign, Palace have actually posted one point fewer than they had after 11 matches in 2020-21. Nonetheless, the Eagles are unbeaten in six league games, representing their longest run without defeat since 2018.
Since losing at Manchester City in mid-October, Burnley have picked up five points from their last three matches, drawing 2-2 with Southampton before winning 3-1 at home to Brentford, then entering the international break with a draw away to league leaders Chelsea. However, the Clarets remain embroiled in a relegation fight, as they still sit just three points above the foot of the Premier League table.
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