BURNLEY, England (Reuters) – Crystal Palace ended a winless run of five Premier League games with a 2-0 victory at Burnley on Saturday.
Jordan Ayew had an effort disallowed for offside in the 38th minute but Palace grabbed the lead at Turf Moor on the stroke of halftime when Wilfried Zaha cut in from the left and his low strike beat Burnley keeper Nick Pope at the near post.
Burnley should have drawn level in the 58th minute when a poor header from Cheikhou Kouyate fell straight to Chris Wood in the box but the New Zealand striker wasted the chance, blasting high and wide.
Palace wrapped up the win in the 78th minute when Burnley defender Ben Mee’s mis-hit clearance fell to substitute Jeffrey Schlupp who fired low past Pope, beaten again at his near post.
(Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Ian Chadband)