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M. Lowton
Yellow Card
84'
E. Pieters
R. Brady
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J. Rodriguez
Yellow Card
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C. Benteke
J. Ayew
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C. Wood
Goal
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46% 53%
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 5
Total Passes 409 459
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Commentary

Lots to ponder over for both sets of supporters, but that's for another time. That’s it from me today, I hope you’ve enjoyed following along and have a good week!
The three points will be a welcome relief for Dyche and the Burnley fans as they face Manchester City next who will be out to make a statement after their recent struggles. For Palace, they will be hoping Zaha makes a swift recovery as they looked rather toothless without him. The Eagles missed out on the opportunity to leapfrog Everton into sixth while Burnley move out of the relegation zone into 17th.
Chris Wood's eighth-minute strike proves to be the difference as Burnley secure their first win of the season. Brady went closest in the second period when his effort crashed off the bar but it was a game that had little in the way of clear-cut chances. Palace had moments when they looked threatening but appeared to really miss the presence of Zaha who was ruled out moments before kick-off.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: BURNLEY 1-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
90' + 6' Benteke is played through on goal and has a chance to shoot but his first touch is awful and allows Tarkowski to nip in and nudge the ball clear.
90' + 5' Benteke surges forward as we're now beyond added time. He feeds Eze but Pieters stays on his feet and dispossesses the dangerous Englishman.
90' + 4' Into the dying embers and Palace launch the ball forward again. Who is there to meet it? It's Ben Mee again who has been brilliant at the heart of defence.
90' + 3' Townsend continues to launch crosses towards the two target men in the middle, but both are playing like strikers low on confidence.
90' + 1' There will be four minutes of added time.
89' SAVE! Eze is clipped again on the left flank and Friend allows play to continue initially before coming back for the free-kick. Kouyate meets the cross and the ball falls for Benteke two yards out but Pope does brilliantly well to save and keep his side ahead.
87' Townsend floats the free-kick in nicely but Batshuayi can't control his header to make it a meaningful chance. The ball is funneled back to Townsend whose ball in is straight out this time.
M. Lowton
Yellow Card
86' Eze is bearing down on goal before being clipped by Lowton who is booked for the offence.
86' For all the ball they've had, Palace's play has been mostly slow and their movement largely non-existent. McArthur gets a shot away from outside the box but it's over the bar. 
E. Pieters
R. Brady
84' Brady, who came on as a substitue himself not long ago, is replaced by Pieters.
82' Eze has been a menace all game and manages to keep the ball from going out for a goal-kick. Tarkowski intercepts but his clearance is poor and allows Townsend a chance to shoot. His effort is easily blocked before Brady wins a free-kick and a chance to waste precious seconds.
80' Burnley deal with the free-kick well but Palace are back on the ball. They're throwing everything at their opponents and have had almost 80 per cent of possession in the last 10 minutes.
J. Rodriguez
Yellow Card
79' Rodriguez earns the first yellow card of the game for a challenge on Schlupp.
78' Can the all-Belgian strikeforce unlock this resolute Burnley defence?
C. Benteke
J. Ayew
77' But first, another Palace sub as Ayew is replaced by Benteke. 
77' Eze attempts another throughball which earns his side a corner.
76' Ayew looks to have dropped into midfield since the introduction of Schlupp.
74' Up the other end and Eze tries to find Batshuayi who has taken up a good position. The pass is slightly misplaced and rolls out for a goal-kick.
72' CHANCE! Wood has a brilliant opportunity to get his second of the game. The ball into the box finds its way through a host of bodies but Guaita saves well from the Burnley striker's header.
71' Westwood telegraphs Townsend's pass inside and sends the ball forward for Wood. The striker was in his own half so there's no offside but Guaita reacts quickly to come out and clear the danger.
69' Again Palace come forward and again it's Townsend attempting to get the ball into the box. His fizzing cross is heading for Batshuayi but Mee makes a brilliant block with his chest. He has been a rock at the back for Burnley so far. 
R. Brady
J. Guðmunds­son
67' Dyche follows suit and replaces Gudmundsson with Brady for the final 25 minutes or so. 
J. Schlupp
J. Riedewald
67' First change for Hodgson as Schlupp is on for Riedewald.
66' The Eagles surge forward again with Townsend but his attempt to play the ball forward results in a goal-kick.
64' Palace go on the attack, first through Eze, before Townsend and Clyne work the ball into the box on two occasions. The Burnley defence cover well to concede a corner which results in a goal-bound effort from Riedewald that is blocked by none other than Rodriguez.
62' Westwood's ball forward finds Wood in the Palace box. The striker attempts to make some space for himself but is crowded out by Dann and Guaita.
60' WHAT A CHANCE! McNeil attempts a ridiculous backpass from near enough the centre circle. Batshuayi easily latches on to it and is one-on-one with Pope but the Burnley keeper makes himself big and produces a great save to thwart the Belgian.
58' Ayew is found after some nice play from Clyne and Townsend. The striker tries to play it inside but the pass is sloppy allowing Burnley to reclaim possession. They need to find some quality, and fast, if they are to get back on level terms.
57' How costly could that miss prove to be for the hosts who have a horrible run of fixtures to come?
55' OFF THE BAR! A lovely bit of play from the home side almost doubles their advantage. Taylor holds off Clyne as he surges forward before passing the ball inside to Wood. He then feeds McNeil who sets Gudmundsson through on goal. His effort has Pope beaten but crashes off the bar and away to safety. 
52' The rhythm of the first-half has quickly been re-established here which will be a concern for Hodgson. I wouldn't be surprised if he turns to the bench sooner rather than later.
50' Eze plays a brilliant throughball for Van Aanholt who attempts to find Batshuayi with his near-post delivery. The Burnley defence is equal to the task and intercepts before clearing from the resultant corner. 
48' Rodriguez takes a great first touch and looks to have evaded Kouyate before being bundled to the ground. Kevin Friend waves play on to the disbelief of the Burnley players, but VAR has a look and sticks with the original decision. It does look like a foul.
47' No changes for either side at the break.
46' We're back underway at Turf Moor for the second half. Can Burnley hold on for their first win of the season?
Burnley have a terrific record when leading at home at the break but there was enough in that half to give Hodgson belief his side can still get a result. In particular, Eze looked bright on the left and linked up well with Van Aanholt. It definitely feels like they're missing the impact of Zaha, though. 
That's it for the first half and Burnley lead thanks to a goal from Chris Wood in the eighth minute. Gudmundsson's hopeful ball wasn't dealt with by Kouyate who could only head it straight to Rodriguez and the Englishman set up his strike partner for the easiest of finishes. Both sides had a couple of long-range efforts as the half wore on but nothing to really trouble either goalkeeper.
45' HALF-TIME: BURNLEY 1-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
44' Eze and Van Aanholt link up again before the former tries to deliver to the back post. He loses his footing, though, and it's straight out for a goal-kick.
42' From nothing, Burnley have a corner after Guaita in the Palace goal rushed a clearance. McNeil whips it in and it's unconvincing again from the keeper. He should catch but attempts to punch clear and gets it all wrong. The outcome is another corner but this time it's overhit and Guaita can launch the ball forward from a goal-kick.
40' It's been a fairly even contest so far. Apart from the goal there hasn't been much in the way of clear-cut chances but I'd be surprised if we don't get more goals in this one.
38' Townsend is the next man to take a shot on. It's a good effort from outside the box that Pope can only push out for a corner. From the corner Townsend is back in possession and whips a dangerous cross in but the referee blows for a Burnley free-kick.
36' Up the other end and the ball is played into Batshuayi who looks like he's fouled. Nothing is given but the ball breaks loose to Ayew who is rushing forward. He is crowded out by the Burnley defence, though.
35' Taylor, instead of heading for the corner, passes it back inside to McNeil who has space in front of him to take a touch and have a shot. He hits it well but it's a few yards wide. 
34' Westwood plays a brilliant pass through the middle to McNeil. The Palace defence is stretchd as McNeil sets Taylor off on the right-hand side and his delivery is won by Rodriguez, but his touch is just a fraction too heavy.
32' Burnley are unbeaten in their last 14 home Premier League games when opening the scoring (W12 D2), since a 1-3 defeat to Liverpool in December 2018.
30' Wood brings the ball down wonderfully from a goal-kick and starts a spell of Burnley possession. They can't make any inroads into the Palace defence but they look comfortable as we reach the half-hour mark.
28' CLOSE! Batshuayi is given bags of space to press forward to the edge of the Burnley area. He obliges and takes a shot when he gets there that is inches wide of the post. 
27' Eze attempts to find Batshuayi with a ball forward but Mee gets their first and sets his side off on the counter. Rodriguez has options but the ball gets caught under his feet a little before he sprays a loose pass. 
25' Had Batshuayi converted that chance, it would've been his first Premier League goal since May 2019. Drought.
23' CHANCE! Eze turns Lowton on the left and makes a beeline for the Burnley goal. He could take the shot on but feeds the ball to McArthur on the left who flashes it across goal towards Batshuayi, but it's just beyond the striker's outstretched legs.
21' Palace stretch Burnley for the first time. Van Aanholt is bursting down the left and is found well before he attempts to cut it back for Eze. It's intercepted and out for a corner.
19' Eze is on the ball again and attempts a one-two with Ayew which doesn't come off. The winger is proving to be the only real outlet for the Eagles in this opening 19 minutes.
17' Palace are all over the place at the back. Lowton launches the ball in from a free-kick and it falls for Rodriguez who is almost able to fire a shot on goal. It's scrappy in the box and the linesman's flag eventually goes up much to the relief of the Eagles backline.
15' It's been an assured start by the home side who win themselves another corner. It comes to nothing but possession is recycled before McNeil whips in a dangerous cross. It should result in a corner but it's given as a goal-kick.
13' Eze has the ball on the left wing but he's isolated. He holds possession for as long as he can before Lowton dispossesses the midfielder and clears the danger.
11' Rodriguez skips past two defenders before trying to cut inside Van Aanholt. The Dutchman is alert, though, and forces the ball out for a corner.
10' The early goal is Burnley's first at home this Premier League campaign. That's not a monkey you want to carry on your back for too long. 
C. Wood
Goal
8' GOAL! BURNLEY LEAD 1-0! Gudmundsson launches a hopeful ball into the box and Kouyate makes a meal of it. His header is straight to Rodriguez who puts it on a plate for Wood to smash home.
5' Rodriguez makes a nice run in behind the defence and is found well on the left flank. He takes a touch inside before trying to tee up Wood but the ball is intercepted by the covering defenders. He should've perhaps had a go himself.
4' Neither side are able to get the ball under control in these opening stages. Burnley make a foray into the Palace half but Rodriguez is caught offside.
2' Early tester for Pope as Clyne strikes from distance. He should save it, and does, but it's a positive start for Palace and they have a corner.
1' Referee Kevin Friend blows his whistle and we’re underway in this Premier League clash.
The teams have emerged at Turf Moor and we're just moments from kick-off.
Burnley are winless in their seven Premier League games so far this season (D2 L5), losing all three at Turf Moor. They’ve not failed to win any of their opening eight games to a league campaign since 2014-15, while they’ve never lost their first four at Turf Moor in a season before. Unhappy place.
Big news out of the Crystal Palace camp as Wilfried Zaha drops out of the 18-man squad. Manager Roy Hodgson revealed the 28-year-old has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating. That’s the only change with Michy Batshuayi coming in to fill the void up front.
It’s two changes for the hosts. Robbie Brady drops to the bench after sustaining a slight knock on international duty with the Republic of Ireland. Johan Gudmundsson starts in his place and Jay Rodriguez partners Chris Wood up front.
CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: Tyrick Mitchell, Joel Ward, Jack Butland, Mamadou Sakho, Jeffrey Schlupp, Christian Benteke, Gary Cahill.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-4-2): Vicente Guaita; Nathaniel Clyne, Cheikhou Kouyate, Scott Dann, Patrick van Aanholt; Andros Townsend, Jairo Riedewald, James McArthur, Eberechi Eze; Jordan Ayew, Michy Batshuayi.
BURNLEY SUBS: Ashley Barnes, Phil Bardsley, Robbie Brady, Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Matej Vydra, Kevin Long, Erik Pieters.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Johann Gudmundsson, Ashley Westwood, Josh Brownhill, Dwight McNeil; Chris Wood, Jay Rodriguez.
Palace, on the other hand, are sitting pretty in ninth having won two of their last three fixtures. Since their return to the top tier in 2013, the Eagles have been one of the league’s most consistent performers but Hodgson will be keen for his side to make the next step and establish themselves as a top-half outfit. While it’s still early days, a win at Turf Moor would certainly help their cause and could catapult them as high as fifth in the table.
Burnley will be desperate to register their first win of the season as they welcome Roy Hodgson’s side. The Clarets sit second from bottom having amassed just two points from their opening seven games, but victory here will move Sean Dyche’s men up to 17th and out of the relegation zone.
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