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Double blow for Burnley as pair of defenders forced off vs Crystal Palace

Double blow for Burnley as pair of defenders forced off vs Crystal Palace

Burnley were this evening dealt a concerning pair of blows on the personnel front, during the club’s meeting with Crystal Palace.

Lowton amongst goalscorers

Sean Dyche’s men made the trip to Selhurst Park a short time ago, for their latest Premier League outing.

The Lancashire outfit headed into proceedings in search of a bounce-back result, amid a dip in form over the last couple of weeks.

Such struggles left Burnley sitting just one spot clear of the relegation zone, and 6 points adrift of their hosts this afternoon, ahead of kick-off.

Double blow for Burnley as pair of defenders forced off vs Crystal Palace

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on November 26, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

When all was said and done in the capital, though, to say that the Clarets managed to bounce back would be something of an understatement.

A remarkable 90 minutes eventually saw Dyche and co. emerge on the right side of a 3-0 scoreline, in a major boost to the club’s survival hopes.

Goals from Johann Gudmundsson and Jay Rodriguez got Burnley off to a flyer inside the opening 10 minutes at Selhurst, before Matt Lowton’s wonderful strike early in the 2nd-half essentially killed the game off as a contest:

Defensive concerns

Burnley have now climbed above both Brighton and Newcastle in the Premier League table, a full 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

As outlined above, however, an otherwise superb afternoon’s work for the Clarets was soured to at least some degree inside the closing 10 minutes of action.

First, after being involved in a nasty collision which left the stopper out cold on the turf, Ben Mee was stretchered off to be replaced by Kevin Long:

Then, remarkably, just minutes later, it was Erik Pieters’ turn to depart proceedings, after the Burnley full-back pulled up with what appeared to be a groin problem:


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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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Everton vs Burnley odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Everton vs Burnley Full time result
Everton vs Burnley Result/Both teams score Yes No
Everton 3/1 2/1
Burnley 8/1
Draw 15/4 17/2
Everton vs Burnley Correct Score
Everton vs Burnley Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Dominic Calvert-Lewin15/8 15/8 11/10
Chris Wood11/4 11/4 2/1
de Andrade Richarlison11/4 11/4 13/8
Joel Mumbongo11/4 11/4 2/1
Jay Rodriguez3/1 3/1 12/5

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