Crystal Palace beat Burnley: Pardew effect has Eagles flying

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Crystal Palace beat Burnley: Pardew effect has Eagles flying

Crystal Palace defender Martin Kelly believes the experience of manager Alan Pardew has provided essential leadership for the players to follow.

The come-from-behind 3-2 victory at Burnley maintained a 100% record for the new boss and his influence has certainly been felt within the dressing room.

“Alan has brought great experience to the club and it is that little push that the club and us players needed around us,” said Kelly.

“We are all enjoying our training, tactically we know what we are doing and we are showing that in games with the confidence we have got.”

That was reflected in the performance at Turf Moor. The Eagles were 2-0 down inside 16 minutes after Ben Mee headed in a corner and then Danny Ings scored his third in four matches after Joel Ward’s error.

Dwight Gayle drove in James McArthur’s blocked shot to cut the deficit before half-time to swing the momentum Palace’s way. Soon after the break Jason Puncheon beat Tom Heaton from outside the area and three minutes from time Gayle converted an angled shot to complete the turnaround.

BURNLEY: Heaton, Trippier, Keane, Shackell, Mee, Boyd (Sordell 90), Marney, Jones (Wallace 90), Arfield, Barnes (Vokes 73), Ings.

CRYSTAL PALACE: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly (Mariappa 83), Puncheon, McArthur, Ledley, Zaha (Guedioura 70), Sanogo (Murray 79), Gayle.

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire).

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