Ben Mee’s objective was solely his seventh for Burnley since 2011Burnley boss Sean Dyche stated he stays dedicated to the membership after they boosted their hopes of qualifying for Europe with victory at Crystal Palace.The Clarets have had a difficult time since lockdown, with the failure to increase plenty of first-team gamers’ contracts that means Dyche has solely been capable of identify a seven-strong substitutes’ bench, comprised primarily of people from the membership’s academy.Nonetheless, after struggling a 5-Zero loss at Manchester Metropolis of their first sport again after the Premier League’s 100-day suspension due to coronavirus, they’ve now gained successive video games 1-Zero to take them as much as eighth within the desk.”Within the 100 days from the beginning of lockdown to the tip, the dynamic of the membership has modified considerably, in order that has been attention-grabbing to compute and to make sense of. However [today] you noticed a gaggle absolutely motivated, as am I,” Dyche advised Amazon Prime.”We have a gaggle right here who by no means go below. I will be working exhausting. You noticed me dedicated within the final sport and this sport and also you noticed a group filled with dedication to taking part in for Burnley.”When requested immediately about his future by BBC Radio 5 Dwell, Dyche replied: “Everybody retains speaking about my future aside from me. I am getting on with my job as I all the time do – I am nonetheless right here.”Burnley’s victory got here courtesy of a second-half header from captain Ben Mee, who threw himself in to satisfy an Ashley Westwood free-kick and steer an effort previous Vicente Guaita, though the house keeper ought to actually have saved it.It was reward for a facet hampered by the contract state of affairs and who have been additionally with out three injured forwards. Nonetheless, they have been marginally the extra constructive of the 2, with Dwight McNeil exhibiting flashes of inspiration within the remaining third.Palace had Wilfried Zaha match after he limped out of their earlier sport, at Liverpool 5 days in the past, however his was a subdued show, like the remainder of his fellow dwelling forwards.Their finest likelihood fell to defender Gary Cahill, who fired straight at Nick Pope from contained in the field.Burnley’s win takes them to 45 factors and eighth – a league place that might properly end in a Europa League place if Manchester Metropolis’s European ban is upheld.Palace, who additionally maintain out hope of a late surge for a European place, are actually 11th within the desk, three factors worse off than Monday’s opponents.Mee epitomises Burnley resolveBurnley proceed to search out methods to confound expectation.Their first sport again noticed them hammered at Manchester Metropolis on an evening overshadowed by a aircraft flying over the Etihad and organized by a few of their followers, pulling a “White Lives Matter” banner.Phil Bardsley, contemporary from signing a brand new deal, was restored to the facet at Selhurst Park, however they have been once more with out Jeff Hendrick and Aaron Lennon (each out of contract this summer time), and misplaced Jack Cork to damage throughout the sport.However a second successive win was constructed upon a rock strong defensive show and the ruthlessness to grab on an enormous likelihood when it got here.Captain Mee has stood tall for his facet each on and off the pitch for the reason that restart.It was he who got here out to passionately and eloquently condemn the banner flown by Clarets followers on the Etihad and he who caught his head in the place it hurts to attain his facet’s winner at Selhurst Park.He additionally contributed beautifully to one more clear sheet. That’s 13 for the season now – solely newly topped champions Liverpool have extra.Dyche could not have the most important squad, however the gamers he does have are filled with character and resolve.”Within the first half we performed very properly. We have needed to change issues with the stretched squad now we have and we did very properly,” stated the delighted supervisor.”Within the second half Palace got here out strongly and we misplaced our manner just a little bit however we stayed resolute and we needed to change our form, as a result of we had children on the bench and we did not wish to throw them in.”When requested concerning the prospect of qualifying for Europe – a feat they achieved in 2017-18 – Dyche added: “There is a lengthy technique to go due to how skinny our squad is. There aren’t any excuses although and the mentality is nice, the physicality has to stay robust.”
Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley: Sean Dyche not ruling out push for Europe after beating EaglesPalace fail key testIt was no shame for Palace to have been dismantled at Liverpool of their earlier sport. Most groups have left Anfield on the again of a hiding this season.Previous to that that they had gained 4 on the bounce to propel themselves into the place to make an unlikely late dart for a European spot.Tonight was a greater gauge for the place Roy Hodgson’s facet are at – and so they have been largely discovered wanting.Their organisation is well-established – previous to the defeat at Liverpool that they had gained 4 on the bounce with out conceding – however with the onus on them to discover a technique to unlock their opponents that they had little to supply.Zaha was shackled beautifully by the mix of Bardsley and Josh Brownhill, Andros Townsend did little and Jordan Ayew headed the perfect likelihood that got here his manner over the bar.The Palace ahead additionally planted an arm into the face of Brownhill, prompting a VAR assessment for a potential pink card, however the video officers sided in his favour.European qualification will not be utterly past Hodgson’s facet this season, however this was an enormous check of their suitability and one they failed.Requested about his facet’s probabilities of European qualification, former England boss Hodgson responded: “Europe relies upon rather a lot on our personnel. We’re definitely not giving something up. “The matches are coming thick and quick nowadays. There shall be unusual outcomes alongside the way in which however this was an excellent alternative for us.”Man of the match – Ben Mee (Burnley)
A rock at one finish of the pitch, a match-winner on the different, Mee was excellent for his facet. His first objective in 113 Premier League appearances might be an enormous oneBurnley break London hoodooCrystal Palace have misplaced three of their final 5 Premier League dwelling video games (W2), as many defeats as they suffered of their earlier 13 at Selhurst Park within the top-flight (W5 D5).Burnley secured their first Premier League win of their final 11 visits to London (D1 L9) and simply their fourth total within the capital within the competitors (31 video games).Crystal Palace’s beginning line-up had a median age of 30 years and 323 days, the second-oldest within the Premier League this season (after the Eagles in opposition to Bournemouth on June 20 – 30y 334d).Burnley registered their 13th clear sheet of the Premier League season, their most-ever in a marketing campaign within the competitors.Crystal Palace and Burnley have failed to attain within the first half of extra Premier League video games this season than some other sides (24 every).Ashley Westwood registered his 14th Premier League help for Burnley, with solely Johann Gudmundsson managing extra for the Clarets (16).
Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley:What subsequent?Burnley face one other massive check of their European credentials once they host Sheffield United at Turf Moor on Sunday, 5 July at 12:00 BST.Palace play the day earlier than, in a 15:00 kick-off at a facet firmly within the combine for a European spot – Leicester.