CRYSTAL Palace boss Roy Hodgson felt his side nullified Burnley's threats as the Eagles claimed a 3-1 win at Turf Moor on Saturday.

The Clarets were the better side in the first half but trailed to Phil Bardsley's early own goal.

Michy Batshuayi and Wilfried Zaha added second half goals to take the game away from the Clarets, meaning Ashley Barnes' late header was nothing more than a consolation.

And Hodgson, whose side moved three points clear of the Clarets in the Premier League table as a result of the win, was happy with his side's performance.

He said: "I'm very pleased with the win, it was a very satisfying performance. It's never easy to come and win at Burnley, especially a Burnley in good form.

"We knew the type of problems they would pose, and they did pose those problems, but I thought we dealt with them extremely well.

"I was very happy with the way we defended throughout the game and, of course, at the other end when we were able to get hold of the ball we used it wisely and scored three good goals. Were it not for Tom Heaton making a couple of good saves we might have had another."

Hodgson has now doubled Zaha's goal target after the winger score his fifth goal in as many games after 18 matches without one.

Hodgson said: "Wilf was good. He's always good. He's in good form at the moment. He's a dangerous player to have to mark if you're a defender when he gets the ball, because he's an extremely good dribbler and he's got not only dribbling skills, he's got strength to add to that.

"At the moment he's in good goalscoring form. He promised me some time ago that he would score at least five goals before the end of the season and I think he's already got those five, so we're going to up that, we're going to double it, he's got to get 10.

"But he's certainly doing what he needs to do and the same goes for Michy Batshuayi."