The Clarets came crashing down to earth with a bump as goals from Wilfried Zaha and Jeffrey Schlupp handed Crystal Palace a 2-0 win at Turf Moor.

Sean Dyche's side never really got going in a poor first half and when Zaha was given the space to fire home on the stroke of half-time, you got the impression it was going to be one of those days. 

Schlupp added a second shortly after coming on to give Roy Hodgson's side their first win in six.

Jack Cork had Burnley’s first sight of goal on 11 minutes but he flashed a shot over from 20 yards after Wood had knocked down a Phil Bardsley ball into the box.

Dwight McNeil forced Palace keeper Vicente Guaita into a save eight minutes later but it was comfortable for the Spaniard thanks to a deflection on the way through.

The Clarets were forced into a change seven minutes before the break, Charlie Taylor being replaced by Erik Pieters after suffering what looked like a knee injury.

Palace did have the ball in the back of seconds later but VAR – correctly – chalked the goal off for offside.

It was a real let-off for the Clarets who were all at sea defensively in the build-up and were lucky that Cheikhou Kouyate hadn’t finished an initial chance before the ball fell to an offside Patrick van Aanholt who squared for Jordan Ayew to poke home.

It was a first half of very few chances but it was Hodgson’s side who went in at the break ahead thanks to Zaha.

The winger shifted the ball beyond Bardsley and beat Pope at his near post with a shot which the England keeper will probably feel he could have done better with.  

The Clarets started the second half positively and were almost level within a couple of minutes of the restart.

Pieters saw an initial shot blocked by Martin Kelly but then smashed a volley into the side netting with Guaita scrambling.

It soon became quite a bad-tempered affair and Bardsley went into the book for his reaction to Zaha who went down under a typically strong challenge from the Burnley defender.

Wood then spurned a golden opportunity to draw the Clarets level, blazing over from 15 yards out when free on goal.

Given the form the New Zealand international has been in, the majority of those inside Turf Moor would have expected him to bury that chance.

That miss would come back to haunt the Clarets eleven minutes from time when Palace doubled their lead.

Substitute Schlupp capitalised on a miskick from Mee and made no mistake in front of the travelling supporters, smashed a shot through Pope give the Eagles some breathing space.

The Clarets continued to press and ex-Valencia stopper Guaita did well to keep out a McNeil drive and a Wood header in quick succession as Dyche’s side tried to salvage something.

A late header from Burnley sub Jay Rodriguez was again dealt with by Guaita and despite five minutes of injury time, the Clarets were unable to find even a consolation on a disappointing afternoon.

Burnley: Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor (Pieters 38); Brady (Lennon 77), Hendrick, Cork, McNeil; Barnes (Rodriguez 62), Wood.

Subs: Hart, Lowton, Drinkwater, Gibson.

Palace: Guaita, Kelly, Dann (Sakho 59), Tomkins, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Townsend (Schlupp 70), Zaha, Ayew (Benteke 82).

Subs: Hennessey, Riedewald, Camarasa, McCarthy.