Burnley boss Sean Dyche was left to rue missed chances as his side suffered a 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Strike duo Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood both spurned golden opportunities on a disappointing afternoon at Turf Moor for the Clarets.

Barnes saw his touch in front of goal let him down in the first half after neat play from Wood and Brady while Kiwi forward Wood blazed over from 15 yards out with only the keeper to beat with the Clarets trailing 1-0.

Dyche admitted the latter chance was probably the turning point in the game.

He said: "The pleasing thing for me this season has been the quality of chance. We had a bit of luck with Woody's - and I think that was the turning point in the game really because we were in the ascendency at the time and the feeling in the stadium was right, the crowd were sensing it and then he missed the chance.

"But I must make it clear his goalscoring has been exceptional so I am certainly not laying it on his toes. But it was a really good chance at a really important time in the game when we were building momentum and if that goes in, I think it probably changes the outcome."

Aside from the opening Palace goal on the stroke of half time, the opening half was a pretty flat affair with neither side able to get a foothold in the game.

But the second half saw the Clarets try to get themselves on the front foot and Dyche said he was pleased his side had taken the game to the Eagles.

He said: "I'm certainly not despondent with the performance. We didn't find the key moments that we have been finding in the last couple of games but there was no lack of organisation or effort or commitment, it was just that they found the moments and we didn't.

"Arguably their keeper was man of the match for them and that is usually a sign that you have attempted to win the game."

Both Palace goals were disappointing from a Burnley point of view and keeper Nick Pope could be seen cursing himself as he walked off for half time having allowed Wilfried Zaha to squeeze the opening goal past him at the near post.

The England keeper may also have been disappointed with substitute Jeffrey Schlupp’s second half strike after the Ghana international capitalised on a miskick from Ben Mee.

But Dyche said: "I think he'll be disappointed with the first one. The second one he was unlucky, it was just the power and it flies through his legs.

"But the first one he will be a bit disappointed in just because he has very high standards.

"But that is part of him continuing to develop. You learn about yourself and how you respond in those moments. Other than that I thought his game was very good again.”