Eze makes return as Palace condemn Burnley to another defeat

Jeffrey Schlupp and Tyrick Mitchell scored as Crystal Palace gave Burnley their sixth consecutive home defeat this season with a 2-0 victory on Saturday, the Eagles' first win in four Premier League games.

Roy Hodgson's side climbed provisionally into 10th in the table on 15 points after 11 games, while Vincent Kompany's beleaguered Clarets, who have yet to win at Turf Moor this campaign, remained firmly in the drop zone with four points.

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"It doesn't really feel like a 2-0 game from our point of view," Hodgson told the BBC. "To be fair it didn't need to be, it needed to be a victory and that's what we got."

The home side started well but it was Crystal Palace who scored when Burnley's dawdling defender Jordan Beyer lost possession to Jordan Ayew, who was making his 250th Premier League appearance. Ayew raced into the box to cross to fellow Ghanaian Schlupp for a tap-in.

Mitchell doubled Palace's lead in the 94th with a left-footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Palace welcomed back Eberechi Eze from injury and he made his presence immediately felt with an assist on Mitchell's goal.

"Two-nil flatters us a bit and was very harsh on Burnley who I thought played well," Hodgson added. "It's very surprising that a team capable of applying that sort of pressure on an opponent is struggling to get those points.

"If [Burnley] carry on playing the way they did today, I am certain those points will come."

Burnley's best chance came a few minutes before the interval when Luca Koleosho raced on to a long pass before a last-ditch sliding tackle from Joachim Andersen halted what had looked like a certain goal.