Tom Heaton 7

A solid performance before his afternoon was ended early thanks to injury, having just claimed a high ball well

Matt Lowton 8

Made a vital goalline clearance just after Burnley had taken the lead and defended well all afternoon

James Tarkowski 8

Caught on the ball in a dangerous position in the first half, but outstanding in the second half against Benteke

Ben Mee 8

Strong in the air second half as Palace threw in cross after cross and put the Clarets back four under pressure

Stephen Ward 8

Played his part in the defensive display, forcing Palace’s wide men to come inside and restricting the angle for crosses

Johann Berg Gudmundsson 6

A couple of weaving runs in the first half, but after that was all about defensive discipline

Steven Defour 8

Continues to look a man reborn this season. Showed good energy and desire in a battling display in a two-man midfield

Jack Cork 8 (Man of the Match)

Diligent defensively as he tried to stop Benteke receiving the ball to feet. Had to work incredibly hard, especially second half, with the Clarets outnumbered centrally, but he was always available to receive the ball and kept it simple

Robbie Brady 6

Offered little going forward and didn’t have the opportunity to fire crosses into Vokes and Wood. Worked hard.

Chris Wood 7

Took his goal really well and started brightly, but saw little off him as the Clarets retreated as the game wore on

Sam Vokes 6

Linked well with Wood in early stages but drifted out of the game as Burnley’s threat in the final third decreased


Nick Pope for Heaton (36)
Ashley Barnes for Vokes (64)
Ashley Westwood for Defour (82)

Subs not used: Phil Bardsley, Kevin Long, Scott Arfield, Jon Walters

Crystal Palace: Wayne Hennessey, Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Jeffrey Schlupp, Jason Puncheon, Yohan Cabaye, James McArthur (Jairo Riedewald 81), Lee Chung-Yong (Levi Lumeka 64), Andros Townsend, Christian Benteke

Subs not used: Julian Speroni, Patrick van Aanholt, Luka Milivojevic, Martin Kelly, Sullay KaiKai