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Summary

  1. Ashley Barnes puts Clarets in front - Tarkowski hit by item thrown from crowd during celebration
  2. Gray grabs Burnley's second

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Match of the Day running order

Match of the Day

Tune in to Match of the Day tonight at 10.20 BST on BBC One and online. Here's the running order:

Southampton v Hull

Sunderland v Bournemouth

Crystal Palace v Burnley

West Brom v Leicester

Stoke v West Ham

Historical MOTD running order: first time in modern era we start with a nil nil. Sou/Hull, Sun/Bou, CP/Bur, WBA/Lei, Sto/WHU. BBC1 10.20 😬

Capital gains

Crystal Palace 0-2 Burnley

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Today was the Clarets' first top-flight win in London since beating QPR 1-0 in January 1975.

Big.

But where does it rank on the Match of the Day set list? 

I'll leave it with you...

'We showed our hunger today'

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Burnley

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "We have had our fair share of critics on the road in the Premier League and I understand why, but we showed our hunger today. We won the one v one battles, which we knew we would have to do against a team who are on a roll. 

"I thought that Sam Vokes and Ashley Barnes were magnificent, holding the ball up and putting a real shift in.

On whether 39 points will be enough to stay up as Sam Allardyce claimed before the match: "Sam is a lot wiser than me, but we will keep going. That is my mentality, just keeping until the end of the season and then see where we are."

Dyche
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'Our destiny is still in our hands'

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Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce: "We got nervous today, we started very well, but then fell foul to our inefficiencies, not clearing the box and that goal got the nerves jangling.

"We sorted that at half time and hoped our constant pressure would  get us back into the game. We made a good recovery but could not find away through a side who defended well and took their chances.

"There were some very strange decisions from the referee that frustrated people today. There were some really poor decisions. I thought tackling from behind was outlawed, I thought that when you were fouled you got a free-kick rather than told to play on.

"We have worked very hard to keep our destiny in our own hands. We have had a big week with Liverpool and Spurs. Burnley have had a full week to prepare and I think that showed today."

"We have got Manchester City next up, then Hull who are in and around us in the table, we have to get it right."

Allardyce
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Burnley

Burnley's Ashley Barnes: "You can see by the boys' reaction that that was a massive win and to do it now in the manner that we did was brilliant. The fans have travelled miles all throughout the season. We know our business is not done yet, there are games to be played and see how high we can go."

Fellow goalscorer Andre Gray: "They were going for the game and looked vulnerable on the counter so we wanted to hang on the shoulder, find the space and exploit that. Every striker wants to score more goals, but it has been more about the team this season. The main thing is staying up."

Barnes
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Crystal Palace 0-2 Burnley

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That victory takes Burnley leap-frogging over the top of Palace, up to 14th and the 39-point mark that should be more than enough to stay in the Premier League next season.

Palace have a seven-point head start on Swansea in the final relegation spot. They'll be alright.

Won't they?

Sam Parkin

Former Luton Town forward on BBC Radio London

A little bit toothless from Palace today. Burnley were very comfortable in their 18 yard box - kept getting their head on it and were much the agressors. Palace didnt have any answer to the way they defended either. 

They rallied a bit towards the end but I think Sam Allardyce will point towards the closeness of the recent fixtures. 

Zaha reacts
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FULL-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-2 Burnley

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

Fraizer Campbell gives away a free-kick in the Burnley box with a needless shove which he defends in vain to referee Robert Madley.

The Burnley fans are serenading the Palace supporters who are heading to the exits...

INJURY TIME

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Four minutes to be added on at the end of the 90.

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Selhurst Park is emptying fast.

A Loic Remy shot loops up tamely off a defender's foot for Tom Heaton to grab.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Burnley

There is a Palace fan slumped forward in his seat.

They will surely get the point or two they need over the remaining three games, but today had been circled as when they could finally put their feet up.

Steve Parish looks on with a slightly furrowed brow from up in the gods.

Sam Parkin

Former Luton Town forward on BBC Radio London

Really intelligent pick out from the Burnley player. Andre Gray's first touch is perfect - chooses to go for power and just drills it into the bottom corner.

The travelling Burnley fans are jubilant... 

Gray seals the points?

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That is surely that. Both the end of Burnley's winless away record and their worries about Premier League safety.

George Boyd's exquisite outside-of-the-foot pass sets Andre Gray away and the substitute keeps his head down and his nerves steady as he drills a low, hard shot inside Wayne Hennessey's near post.

Gray effort
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GOAL - Crystal Palace 0-2 Burnley

Andre Gray

A first away win surely!

Gray celebrates
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Burnley are keeping Palace at arm's length and are surviving.

Wilfried Zaha's wicked whipped effort of his instep is deflected over the top off the head of Matthew Lowton.

From the resulting set-piece, Patrick van Aanholt bangs a shot clear over the top.

Sam Parkin

Former Luton Town forward on BBC Radio London

Burnley's fantastic game plan in the first half that caused Palace all kinds of problems has just not worked for them in the second. 

SUBSTITUTION

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Andre Gray trots on to replace goalscorer Ashley Barnes for Burnley.

PENALTY APPEAL

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That looked a pretty strong shout for Palace.

Jon Flanagan - who has been all enthusiasm and not much precision since he came on - clouts the back of Wilfried Zaha's leg as the Palace winger turns in on goal.

Nothing doing from Robert Madley who is not making himself very popular in these parts...

Allardyce
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Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

Crystal Palace are committing more and more men forward.

They are dominating possession but look a little understaffed at the back. There might be more goals in this yet...

Barnes and Delaney
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Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

Sean Dyche is preparing Andre Gray on the sidelines...

Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

Sam Vokes rolls Martin Kelly and scampers in towards goal as the Palace defence opens up like the Red Sea.

Vokes touch as he approaches the edge of the box is heavy however, narrowing his angle and allowing Kelly to get back at him and block with a sliding challenge.

That was a chance to win it.

Vokes
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Sam Parkin

Former Luton Town forward on BBC Radio London

Palace have been turning the screw, they have been on top but they haven't been able to create any strong chances so maybe a change of strikers will give them that extra push. 

SUBSTITUTION

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Two of Palace's lesser-spotted strikers are on.

Loic Remy replaces Christian Benteke to make his first appearance since mid-February.

Meanwhile Fraizer Campbell has come on in place of James McArthur.

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Crystal Palace are going to make a change. The game needs it. The atmosphere has gone a little flat and the players have followed suit...

Here they come.

Sam Parkin

Former Luton Town forward on BBC Radio London

Brilliant save from Heaton. So difficult from Delaney to keep that shot down and even though it wasn't hit with great power, it was an outstanding tip over with a strong hand. 

GREAT SAVE!

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How many times have we typed that about Tom Heaton this season?

The Burnley goalkeeper, with the sun in his eyes for added difficulty, goes full length to tip Damien Delaney's sweetly-hit half-volley over the top from 15 yards.

Heaton save
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Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

A shot of Mamadou Sakho in the Selhurst Park stands. The defender - injured and on loan from Liverpool - is sporting some Walter White-style specs along with a bleached mohawk.

It's a strong look...

Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

Burnley pop the ball around the fringes of the Palace box neatly enough with Scott Arfield and George Boyd heavily involved.

But it doesn't get them anywhere, the ball bouncing behind for a goal-kick off Boyd.

Back to basics perhaps?

Sam Parkin

Former Luton Town forward on BBC Radio London

The referee has got a huge problem now because he has the whole crowd against him - he has Sam Allardyce and Sammy Lee on him and the Burnley bench are now on him because they think he is being influenced by the crowd. 

He's not had an easy game so far. 

Madley
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Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

Wilfred Zaha's battle with Jon Flanagan - which is taking place on the wing in front of the dug-outs - is a right old tussle.

Sam Allardyce is bawling support at his man.

It is all getting rather tetchy.

Zaha
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YELLOW CARD

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Wilfried Zaha's shins get another chopping, with Jon Flanagan in close attendance for Burnley.

No free-kick and the Palace winger loses his temper, and berates the linesman with his eyeballs out on stalks.

Zaha is shown yellow and the crowd tell Bobby Madley that he doesn't know what he is doing.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

Scott Arfield aims his delivery towards the twin towers of Michael Keane and James Tarkowski, but can't pick out either.

Patrick van Aanholt hoofs the over-cooked set-piece clear.

Arfield
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Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

The mood of the Palace camp is not improved any as George Boyd flops over the leg of Jason Puncheon and wins a free-kick.

Decent spot for Scott Arfield to feed in from the right...

Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

Jon Flanagan, on late in the first half for the injured Stephen Ward, makes his entrance into the fray with a clattering challenge on Wilfried Zaha.

Zaha looks pained, Sam Allardyce looks like he is about to pop a hernia, no free-kick given.

Sam Allardyce
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Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

Sean Dyche emerges out of the tunnel in animated discussion with referee Robert Madley, offering some feedback on his first-half performance.

Much appreciated I'm sure.

We are off and running once more.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

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That red spot on the left of Crystal Palace's heatmap? That is mostly the work of Patrick van Aanholt.

The Palace left-back has been hammering up and down the flank, having 10 more touches than any of his team-mates (50) and making the most 'key passes' (two).

A decent shift so far.

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No sugar-coating from the Palace Twitter account.

A C- from them.

Must do better after the break.

[0-1] #CRYBUR

Must do better after the break. [0-1] #CRYBUR