Kiwi Chris Wood fires Burnley to first win of Premier League season

Paola Ditto
Novembre 24, 2020

Burnley finally claimed its first victory in the English Premier League on Monday, 1-0 against a Crystal Palace missing star forward Wilfried Zaha after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

These games included each of the last seven away matches away from home.

Palace had a number of opportunities to level but found Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in irresistible form as he saved brilliantly from Michy Batshuayi and substitute Christian Benteke in the second half.

Asked when Zaha tested positive for coronavirus, Hodgson added: 'We've known about it for a few days.

"He is not feeling particularly ill, but unfortunately the test proved [positive], and he is following the procedures".

"We needed to get on the scoresheet, it was a great team goal and it is something to build on".

Despite waking up from their slumber, Palace returned home with heads bowed low as the hosts put up a strong display defensively to frustrate their attacking forays.

Burnley winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson struck the crossbar at the end of a counterattack midway through the second half, while Palace struggled to create any clear-cut openings without Zaha, who appeared in each of the team's last 59 Premier League games stretching back to February 2019.

Followingthis result, Hodgson's men have now lost four games in the 2020-21 Premier League campaign to sit in the 11th position on the log having accrued 13 points from nine games.

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