Burnley beat Crystal Palace to record a first away win of the season and all but guarantee their Premier League status for another year.
Ashley Barnes opened the scoring after just eight minutes, converting a low cross from close range at the second attempt, and though he’d scored a second eight minutes later but it was disallowed for handball.
The hosts were uncharacteristically vulnerable at the back, especially from set plays, but had chances of their own and will feel aggrieved that they weren’t given a penalty when Wilfried Zaha was felled late on.
And soon after that Andre Gray made sure of the Burnley win when he was put through on goal and fired home.
The win takes Burnley up to 14th and they now have 39 points while Palace are one point worse off in 16th and face a tough run-in.
Burnley finally win on the road. It’s been a long season for the Clarets’ travelling fans and they went into this game with only four points away from home - just one point better off than the worst ever Premier League tally - but they finally have something to celebrate. With this result meaning they look sure to stay up, the challenge now will be to build on this as they can’t rely on their home form alone next season.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Michael Keane (Burnley). Burnley came under a lot of pressure in the second half but he was brilliant in organising the defence and marshalling Christian Benteke, who had a very quiet afternoon. There’s been a lot of speculation about his future of late and this display will only increase the hype.
8’ - GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley (Barnes). Milivojevic is caught in possession and Burnley move the ball to Ward whose low cross is stabbed in by Barnes at the second attempt.
16’ - DISALLOWED GOAL! After some head tennis from a Burnley corner Barnes has the ball in the net again but it's disallowed for handball. Barnes was pretending to be in a canoe in celebration before he realised!
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