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Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

Scott Arfield misses a penalty for Burnley
Scott Arfield remains Burnley's only player to score this season
  • Julian Speroni saves late penalty from Scott Arfield
  • Neil Warnock gets a point in first home game back as boss
  • Both sides still without a Premier League win
  • Burnley off the bottom of the table

Crystal Palace and Burnley still await their first Premier League win of the season after Julian Speroni's late penalty save denied the Clarets.

Scott Arfield saw his 85th-minute effort parried as Palace took a point in Neil Warnock's first home game in his second spell as manager.

Scott Dann came closest to scoring for Palace with an early header which hit the bar.

But Burnley deserved some reward with Speroni saving another Arfield effort.

The result extended Palace's record of never having won a home Premier League game in September to nine matches.

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley: We are a work in progress - Sean Dyche

Burnley's own record at Selhurst Park makes equally grim reading, having not won there in 10 attempts dating back to 2001.

But manager Sean Dyche will have been encouraged by this display as the Clarets followed up their goalless draw against Manchester United a fortnight ago by keeping a clean sheet away from home for the first time as a Premier League club.

And but for Arfield's miss - and with some better second-half finishing - they could have been celebrating only a second away win in 21 attempts in the division. However, the point did take them off the foot of the table.

Palace made an upbeat opening, as central defender Dann headed against the bar while Burnley captain Jason Shackell was perhaps fortunate to survive a penalty appeal when another cross from Jason Puncheon struck his outstretched arm.

Shackell then cleared off the line after a shot from Wilfried Zaha, starting a Premier League game for the first time following a return on loan from Manchester United, had been parried by goalkeeper Tom Heaton and rebounded off the skipper towards goal.

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock
Neil Warnock took charge of Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park for the first time since February, 2010

Dyche gave a debut to joint record-signing George Boyd, who was one of the Clarets' brightest performers.

Midfielder Arfield remains Burnley's only goalscorer so far this season and their cause was not helped when Danny Ings, booked for diving early on, went off just before half-time with a hamstring injury.

Ings and Sam Vokes contributed 47 goals last season but with Vokes a long-term absentee following knee surgery, the Clarets look a less potent force.

Arfield went close with a run and fierce, curling drive which forced Speroni to save, as Burnley looked to make their growing authority count in the second half.

They looked like they would take maximum points when Jedinak pulled down Jutkiewicz from a Kieran Trippier free-kick to concede the late penalty.

Match facts
Burnley have not scored since Scott Arfield's spectacular strike 14 minutes into their opening game of the season against Chelsea.Burnley's last visit to Selhurst Park in October, 2012 had been Eddie Howe's final game as manager with his departure paving the way for Sean Dyche's appointment.
Crystal Palace gave a debut to club record £7m signing James McArthur, who had also been a target for Burnley in the transfer window.Crystal Palace are now unbeaten in their last nine games against newly promoted side in the Premier League.

With Ings off the field, Arfield took on the responsibility but despite striking his effort well, Speroni dived to his right to make an excellent one-handed save and maintain the stalemate.

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock: "We had the chances in the first half and if we had taken one of them it would have been a different game.

"They got the chance at the end and Julian pulled off a great save. He didn't have a lot to do today and then he pulls off something like that.

"I think they broke the mould when he came. He's a one-off. I don't think I've ever heard him shout; he's a gem of a person as well.

"I'm glad the first game is out of the way and we can get on with it now."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "I have friends in the Premier League who have been there for a number of years and they say a point and a clean sheet away from home you take it.

"It would be sad if it was the end of the world if a person missed a penalty. It would be a weird place to live.

"He (Arfield) is a terrific lad, the lads admire him for his work ethic and his quality and so do our fans. It's just one of those things."

Jason Shackell clears off the line for Burnley
Jason Shackell helped keep a clean sheet for Burnley on his 350th league appearance
Wilfried Zaha runs at Kieran Trippier
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha had scored twice in his previous three games against Burnley
Julian Speroni saves a penalty against Burnley
Julian Speroni is Crystal Palace's longest serving player after signing in 2004 from Dundee

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Crystal Palace

  • 1Speroni
  • 3Mariappa
  • 6Dann
  • 27Delaney
  • 2Ward
  • 42PuncheonBooked at 56mins
  • 18McArthur
  • 15JedinakBooked at 84mins
  • 11ZahaSubstituted forBolasieat 69'minutes
  • 10CampbellSubstituted forDoyleat 61'minutes
  • 16GayleSubstituted forWilliamsat 75'minutes


  • 7Bolasie
  • 9Doyle
  • 13Hennessey
  • 19Fryers
  • 20Williams
  • 28Ledley
  • 34Kelly


  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 6Mee
  • 37Arfield
  • 14Jones
  • 8Marney
  • 21BoydBooked at 90mins
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 10IngsBooked at 4minsSubstituted forSordellat 42'minutesBooked at 53mins


  • 7Wallace
  • 17Sordell
  • 18Reid
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 28Long
  • 30Barnes
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Match Stats

Home TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamBurnley
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Match ends, Crystal Palace 0, Burnley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Burnley 0.


George Boyd (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Scott Dann.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by James McArthur.

Penalty saved! Scott Arfield (Burnley) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Burnley. Lukas Jutkiewicz draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) after a foul in the penalty area.


Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.

George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Doyle (Crystal Palace).

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Ben Mee.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jason Puncheon.


Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jonathan Williams replaces Dwight Gayle.

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace).

Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Marvin Sordell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Dann (Crystal Palace).


Substitution, Crystal Palace. Yannick Bolasie replaces Wilfried Zaha.

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dean Marney.

Attempt saved. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marvin Sordell.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) because of an injury.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Julian Speroni.

Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by George Boyd.

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.


Substitution, Crystal Palace. Kevin Doyle replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James McArthur (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Fraizer Campbell.


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