Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Burnley slump in EPL continues with 1-0 loss at Palace

Crystal Palace's Bakary Sako celebrates victory after the Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium Southampton. Pic from PA Crystal Palace's Bakary Sako celebrates victory after the Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium Southampton. Pic from PA
Kristopher Love | 14 January, 2018, 16:05

In the first half we created enough chances to have made things more comfortable for ourselves in the second half. "I think you have to be very careful of those statistics and certainly I have no desire to start celebrating in the middle of January".

And while Barnes came within inches of poking the ball past Hennessey, and Benteke hit the side netting, the game ended in favour of Palace, who edged further away from the relegation places with this massive three points.

"The only thing that interests me, and I've said it right from the start, is where we are on the final day of May".

Asked about Sako's latest contribution, his second goal in two games, the Eagles manager responded: "He's done well for himself".

The Clarets away form last season was bad and it was not until a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park on April 29 that they managed their first ― and only away win of the campaign which helped secure them top-flight survival.

"He has done well very recently for us".

Bakary Sako scored for the second time in a week to earn Crystal Palace a 1-0 victory over Burnley. "He was in the team on merit - he chipped in with a goal, a good goal".

Manager Sean Dyche has offered Arfield a new contract but, to this point, the player has delayed putting pen to paper. We didn't really deal with that. "I'm sure they'll have fond memories and we'll go back there looking to work hard again", said Burnley skipper Ben Mee.

"The margins were tight early in the season when we were winning a lot of games, and the margins are tight now".

"I'm not overly disappointed".

"I have enjoyed my time here and it's a great opportunity to play in the Premier League and has been a good experience for me", the Dutchman added.

"'Oh, we will wait for it to come our way'. No".

The Red Devils are now overstocked in the positions Fosu-Mensah would normally be considered to play in and so he was sent out on loan to another Premier League club to learn his trade. "It's just not like that".