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Mee header moves Burnley up to eighth

29 Jun 2020
Ben Mee, Burnley

Centre-back nets first goal since January 2017 at Crystal Palace as Sean Dyche's side make it back-to-back 1-0 victories

Ben Mee's first Premier League goal since January 2017 moved Burnley up to eighth in the table as they won 1-0 at Crystal Palace

The Clarets had the better of the first-half chances, with a clearance from Palace centre-back Gary Cahill nearly cannoning in off team-mate Patrick van Aanholt before Dwight McNeil twice went close.

Mee broke the deadlock after 62 minutes, stooping low to head Ashley Westwood's free-kick as Vicente Guaita could only palm it in off a post. 

Race for the top eight

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
3 CHE 35 +14 60
4 LEI 35 +29 59
5 MUN 34 +26 58
6 WOL 35 +11 55
7 SHU 35 +5 54
8 TOT 35 +9 52
9 ARS 35 +7 50
10 BUR 35 -8 50
11 EVE 35 -11 45
12 SOU 34 -13 44
13 NEW 35 -16 43
14 CRY 35 -15 42
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Jordan Ayew headed over from close range with 11 minutes remaining as Palace were unable to stop Nick Pope from keeping his 13th clean sheet of the Premier League campaign and moving clear in the Golden Glove race. 

Burnley are now above Arsenal and Sheffield United on 45 points, behind seventh-placed Tottenham Hotspur on goal difference. 

Palace drop to 11th position, with 42 points.

See: Palace report | Burnley report

Next fixtures

Crystal Palace: 4 Jul v Leicester (A)
Burnley: 5 Jul v Sheff Utd (H)

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