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Crystal Palace Dominate Burnley and Gain Crucial Three Points on Glasner Managerial Debut

Oliver Glasner’s first game in charge of Crystal Palace went all according to plan as the Eagles put three goals past Burnley and gain an equal footing with Bournemouth on the table.

Despite a 0-0 draw in the first half, Palace held the majority of possession and put constant pressure on Burnley’s defense.
Josh Brownhill received a red card at the 35-minute mark due to pulling back the shirt of Jefferson Lerma, denying him of a clear goalscoring opportunity. This resulted in an immediate substitution of Zeki Amdoun in favour of Josh Cullen to replace the hole left at the centre back position.

The half-time team talk delivered by Glasner must have done wonders, as the Eagles managed to score 3 goals and secure a much needed 3 points, placing Palace 8 points above the relegation zone.
USMNT player Chris Richards scored the opening goal with a header into the bottom right corner, assisted by a cross from Jordan Ayew.
Three minutes later, Mateus Franca assists Jordan Ayew to make it 2-0.

At the 76-minute mark, Burnley’s Vitinho tripped Mateus Franca at the inside edge of the penalty box, awarding Palace with another goal scoring opportunity from the spot.
Jean-Phillipe Mateta converts the penalty to bring the score to 3-0.

After a defensive scramble and mistake at the 87-minute mark, David Fofana scores an easy goal from within the Palace box, but VAR overturns it to keep the score at 3-0.

Despite 12 minutes of added time, Crystal Palace maintain their three-goal lead and seal a much-needed victory for themselves.

Oliver Glasner’s formation consisted of a 5-2-2-1; with the two wingbacks, Tyrick Mitchell and Daniel Munoz playing higher up on the line, essentially making the formation a 3-4-2-1.
The majority of the possession held by Palace resulted in a progressive attacking play, with the wingbacks and centre backs playing key parts in the attack. Joachim Andersen even had a couple of goalscoring opportunities.
This is a clear departure from the style of play ex-Palace boss Roy Hodgson employed at Selhurst Park.

With 12 corners, 56% of the possession, and overall positive movement of the ball, the future looks bright for Crystal Palace if they can manage to keep this momentum going into their next game against Tottenham on the 2nd of March.

With this result, Burnley stay at 19th place on the table with 13 points, equal with Sheffield United.

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