Burnley 0-2 Crystal Palace: Hosts set unwanted Premier League record after six home defeats

Having failed to pick up a single point at Turf Moor since their return to the Premier League, Vincent Kompany’s Burnley would look to end their home misfortunes on Sunday as they welcomed Crystal Palace to Lancashire.

BUR: Trafford; Taylor, Beyer, O’Shea, Vitinho; Koleosho, Brownhill, Berge, Gudmundsson; Amdouni, Rodriguez

CRY: Johnstone; Mitchell, Guéhi, Andersen, Ward; Lerma, Doucouré; Schlupp, Hughes, Ayew; Édouard

A bright Burnley side looked set to punish Crystal Palace from the very start of Saturday’s encounter, with Zeki Amdouni glancing a headed effort wide of the post after just two minutes.

But it was Jeffrey Schlupp that arrived inside the box to meet Jordan Ayew’s ball into the box, putting Burnley on the back foot despite their promising start.

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Sam Johnstone was called upon as Josh Brownhill sought to restore parity with a thunderous effort from distance – but ultimately, it was Eberechi Eze that orchestrated the second goal of the match in stoppage time to secure a comfortable victory

Playing Tyrick Mitchell through on goal, the left-back was able to plant an effort past James Trafford to ensure the hosts remain rooted to the relegation zone after eleven games.

Burnley, as a result of Saturday’s defeat, now hold the unwanted record of being the first team in the history of England’s top flight to lose their opening six home fixtures. They’ll look to turn that around in two weeks’ time as they host West Ham – but they must first travel to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

By contrast, Crystal Palace recorded their first Premier League victory since that infamous win at Old Trafford on September 30th – and they’ll seek to build upon that momentum as they return to Selhurst Park to face Everton next time out.