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Premier League: Crystal Palace Held at Home by Burnley

Burnley's Aaron Lennon, left, and Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Burnley at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday Feb. 26, 2022. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Burnley's Aaron Lennon, left, and Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Burnley at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday Feb. 26, 2022. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Burnley's Premier League bid to get out of the relegation zone hit a bump in the road on Saturday when they drew 11 at Crystal Palace, snapping a two-game winning run and leaving Sean Dyche's side in 18th place.

Burnley’s Premier League bid to get out of the relegation zone hit a bump in the road on Saturday when they drew 1-1 at Crystal Palace, snapping a two-game winning run and leaving Sean Dyche’s side in 18th place.

Palace took an early lead when Michael Olise drew two defenders out on the right flank, danced his way past both, and curled in a cross that was slotted home by Jeffrey Schlupp.

At the other end, Palace were very compact whenever they lost possession, and Burnley failed to register a single shot that tested Jack Butland in goal in the first half.

But that changed a minute into the second half when a long ball was nodded down in the box by Jay Rodriguez and latched onto by Aaron Lennon, whose shot was turned in by Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic for an own goal.

Burnley’s Wout Weghorst also had a goal chalked off for offside in the buildup, while Wilfried Zaha hit the post. But both sides shared the spoils, leaving Burnley in 18th while Palace moved up to 11th.

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first published:February 26, 2022, 23:12 IST