Burnley 1-1 Crystal Palace

Burnley and Crystal Palace had to settle for a draw as both sides did little to improve their play-off hopes.

The home side took the lead after just two minutes when Jay Rodriguez scored with a penalty after Jonathan Parr had fouled Martin Paterson.

Palace's equaliser also came from 12 yards as Darren Ambrose converted from the spot following Kieran Tripper's foul on Wilfred Zaha.

Zaha was later sent off but Palace held on for the remaining 18 minutes.

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Freedman pleased with point

Clarets manager Eddie Howe missed the game due to the death of his mother so assistant Jason Tindall took charge for the game.

And, despite taking the lead through Rodriguez's 21st goal of the season, they had keeper Lee Grant to thank for keeping them in front.

He kept out headers from Glenn Murray and Paddy McCarthy with good saves in the first half before finally being beaten by Ambrose.

England Under-21 international Zaha was a constant threat to Burnley, although he spoiled his display with his dismissal.

He was shown a red card for an off the ball incident with David Edgar and put his team under pressure for the latter stages of the game.

Burnley did come close to a winner through a Danny Ings header, which went over, but they were unable to take advantage.

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