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Burnley pulls off last minute win

Burnley managed to take a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on Saturday after a last-minute winner by Ashley Barnes.

The newcomers took an early 2-0 lead after goals by Sam Vokes in the 2nd minute and Johann Gudmundsson in the 14th minute. Palace battled back in the second half and Connor Wickham got the visitors on the scoresheet at the hour mark. Christian Benteke then tied things up in the 81st minute from the penalty spot, but Barnes, who had entered the game in the 86th minute, found a winner for the Clarets deep into stoppage time.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche was delighted to come out with the win.

“It’s a strange anomaly that we go two goals up again and they come back, but thankfully this time it went our way,” Dyche said.

“We hung in there a little bit at times, but we know we can do that, but to bring the game back to life with a goal like that in the final stages is fantastic.

“That’s arguably one that goes into some of the folklore of my time here and I think people will talk about that one for a while.”

The win puts Burnley in 9th place with 14 points.

“It’s fantastic when you win and the thing today for me was that there were two teams both trying to win,” Dyche said.

“I thought we were really good first half, even though they had a few chances.

“But they started to come into the game more. They got it forward and wide much quicker and came to life in the attacking third.

“They got us on the back foot, whereas we were on the front foot in the first half, but that happens.

“It’s hard as a manager to get subs right and I was so, so pleased today.”

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