Monday, 14 January 2013

12/01/13 League Burnley (a) 1-0 loss

O'Keefe got a rare start in place of KG

This was never going to live up to the reverse fixture at Selhurst. It’s nothing to do with the recent form, it’s more that you rarely get games like that one.

Going into the game, the home side had picked up some kind of form. Since losing Eddie Howe back to Bournemouth and appointing former Watford manager Sean Dyche, they have been in touching distance of the play off places. And it’s not an easy place to go and get a result and so we found out.

As expected, it was far from a classic and the first half was nothing to write home about. The second period Palace had a lot more about them and grew in confidence as the minutes passed. But it was Burnley that scored the winner late on and very much against the run of play. A rather lost looking Stanislas suddenly found himself in space and had time to fire an effort past Speroni and into the top corner. Even at that late stage Palace had the chance to equalise through a looping header by Captain Jedi which came back off the crossbar. Perhaps a fair result would have been the draw but you don’t always get what you deserve.

View from TheEaglesBeak; Inconsistency is costing us at the moment but we are only three points off that 50 point barrier ... The sooner the transfer window closes the better, and we will know what we have or not as the case may be.

01 Speroni
21 Moxey
28 Ramage
27 Delaney
04 Parr
07 Bolasie (Wilbraham 90’)
15 Jedinak
22 O’Keefe (Nimely 83’)
30 Moritz (Williams 69’)
16 Zaha
17 Murray

Unused substitutes; 34 Price, 26 Parsons, 33 Gabbidon, 19 Easter

Referee; Ward
Attendence; 11,564

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