Hot property Zaha at the double as Palace beat Burnley

Wimbledon Guardian: Opener: Wilfried Zaha hits the opening goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over Burnley Opener: Wilfried Zaha hits the opening goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over Burnley

Crystal Palace came from two goals down to beat Burnley 4-3 at Selhurst Park on Saturday and move up to fourth in the Championship.

Palace, who were looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches, started the brightest with Wilfried Zaha the main threat, but found themselves a goal down against the run of play when Chris McCann scored from close range in the 26th minute.

The visitors then doubled their advantage moments later when Martin Paterson hooked the ball into the top corner over a stranded Julian Speroni.

Dougie Freedman’s men didn’t let their heads drop and responded strongly.  Four minutes before the break Andre Moritz superbly played Zaha in who then advanced on Lee Grant in the Burnley goal and fired home.

Shortly after the break, Zaha linked up again with Moritz, putting the ball through Grant’s legs to get Palace back on terms

66 minutes in and Damien Delaney put Palace in the lead after substitute Jon Williams had put the ball into the box

Palace extended their advantage further in the 75th minute when Glen Murray met Dean Moxey's low cross to direct home.

Charlie Austin pulled one back in the 81st minute to ensure a nervy ending, but the Eagles held firm to secure a fourth successive league win for the first time since December 2007 in front of nearly 21,000 at Selhurst Park.

 

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