Crystal Palace whip Burnley in Glasner’s first game in charge


Crystal Palace netted three goals in the second half to secure a victory over 10-man Burnley in manager Oliver Glasner’s debut match in charge of the club.

In the first half, the Eagles controlled possession but struggled to break the deadlock until Josh Brownhill received a straight red card. James Trafford’s pass to Brownhill, pressured by Jefferson Lerma, led to the midfielder fouling Brownhill, who was advancing toward goal.

Despite the numerical advantage, Burnley held off Palace’s attacks for over 20 minutes into the second half. However, Palace finally found the breakthrough when Jordan Ayew delivered a superb curling cross, met by defender Chris Richards’ diving header into the bottom corner in the 68th minute.

Shortly after, substitute Matheus Franca linked up effectively with Tyrick Mitchell on the left flank, providing a low cross that Ayew tapped in from close range in the 71st minute.

Jean-Philippe Mateta sealed the victory by confidently converting a penalty past Trafford after Franca was fouled by Vitinho.

Although Burnley’s David Datro Fofana had a late goal disallowed for offside, Palace secured a crucial win.

This victory pushes Palace eight points clear of the relegation zone and marks Glasner as just the second Palace manager to win their Premier League debut.