Burnley vs Crystal Palace

"But football is about making goals and if we don't score goals, you won't get points, maybe one if they don't score".

"What other people think, they have to decide but when I'm still the manager of Palace, I will give 100 percent". That's why I first tried Andros Townsend there but then we were a little more vulnerable defensively.

Wood had followed up his equaliser against Tottenham with a stylish hat-trick for New Zealand and he looked a striker full of confidence when he latched on to Lee Chung-Yong's awful backpass from the halfway line, saw the advancing Wayne Hennessey and clipped a first-time finish past him from 25 yards.

After just three minutes De Boer was subjected to the schadenfreude of taunts about being "sacked in the morning".

The first managerial sacking of the Premier League season appears to be only days away.

De Boer will be encouraged by the effort and commitment of his team, who will leave Lancashire feeling they deserved at least a draw, but ruing their failure to convert their overwhelming possession after the break into a goal.

Burnley were gifted their first Turf Moor goal of the 2017/18 season three minutes into the contest. Van Gaal offered his protégé tips for succeeding in England based on his two years at Manchester United, from which he apparently carries a curious disappointment that De Boer is determined to avoid. "We are still with the project and we know where we come from and what we want to achieve". The team have also given up six goals while scoring zero.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has called for the club's staff and supporters to "stick together" as speculation surrounding Frank de Boer's position as manager continues to intensify.

They had more touches in the box, more shots and created twice as many clear-cut openings as they had in any fixture this season.

"When you see players do well on loan, it means they are flexible to the challenges", said Dyche.

"I felt like I could have had a role with Leicester and I felt like I maybe wasn't given a chance, but that's football", he said of his time at the King Power Stadium in the top flight. I feel like I can keep progressing and do even better. The club are said to have contemplated sacking De Boer during the global break, as the relationship between the manager and Palace chairman Steve Parish is reportedly "at breaking point". De Boer, another Dutchman accused of dogmatism, had jettisoned his favoured 3-4-3 formation, but introducing the defender Jairo Riedewald when a goal was required seemed the sort of move his mentor might have made.

"But I always give myself pressure to do the best for the team and to get the best out of the team".

  • Stacy Allen