A Wilfried Zaha-inspired Crystal Palace came from two goals down to edge a seven-goal thriller against Burnley.

The Eagles are now unbeaten in seven Championship games and have taken 19 points in that period.

Chris McCann and Martin Paterson put the visitors 2-0 up, but Zaha responded with strikes either side of the break.

Damien Delaney and Glenn Murray put Palace out of sight, although there was time for a late Charlie Austin consolation for Burnley.

In-form Eagles

Crystal Palace's win over Burnley ensured a fourth successive league victory for the first time since December 2007

The result caps a fine week for both Palace and 19-year-old winger Zaha, who scored both of his side's goals in their 2-1 win at Wolves on Tuesday.

After losing their first three league games of the season, the Londoners have subsequently won six and drawn one of their last seven matches.

It had all started so differently for both sides. McCann gave the visitors the lead as he converted under pressure from close range, then Paterson hooked exquisitely over Julian Speroni from an improbable position on the right.

But Palace, buoyed by their fine recent run, responded just before half-time, Zaha collecting a through-ball from Andre Moritz before lashing home.

The same players combined eight minutes after the break, with Brazilian Moritz sliding a ball through for Zaha to finish.

Delaney put the hosts in front midway through the second half, lashing in via a deflection, before Murray met Dean Moxey's low cross to make it 4-2.

Austin pulled one back for Burnley but it was too little, too late.

Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman:

"Wilfried Zaha has decided this year that he is going to commit himself to football.

"He is certainly a young man who has got huge potential and hopefully he can fulfil that.

"I think this is the place to fulfil it because he is expressing his talent week in, week out in front of a very good crowd.

"I have seen him play better than today but I have very high standards with Wilfried."

Burnley boss Eddie Howe:

"It is hugely disappointing to lose the game today.

"When you score the amount of goals we are at the moment and we're not getting the points that reflects, it's hugely frustrating.

"We feel very low tonight. At 2-0 up, we were well in control of the game.

"They are a threat with Zaha, he has real quality and we didn't deal with that well enough."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 14 Blake
  • 21 Moxey
  • 27 Delaney
  • 28 Ramage
  • 08 Dikgacoi
  • 15 Jedinak
  • 30 Moritz (Garvan - 83' )
  • 07 Bolasie (Williams - 64' )
  • 16 Zaha
  • 17 Murray

Substitutes

  • 34 Price
  • 02 Ward
  • 04 Parr
  • 10 Garvan
  • 20 Williams (Parr - 74' )
  • 09 Goodwillie
  • 18 Wilbraham

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Trippier Booked
  • 05 Shackell
  • 15 Edgar Booked
  • 36 Mee
  • 06 McCann (Stewart - 71' )
  • 08 Marney
  • 20 Bartley
  • 10 Paterson (Vokes - 71' )
  • 11 Stanislas (Wallace - 84' )
  • 23 Austin

Substitutes

  • 12 Jensen
  • 18 Mills
  • 28 Long
  • 07 Wallace
  • 19 Stewart
  • 22 Stock
  • 09 Vokes
Ref: East
Att: 20,863

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

8 5

Corners

3 1

Fouls

2 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:07 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

87:13

Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.

86:28

Ben Mee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

83:57 Substitution

Substitution Ross Wallace comes on in place of Junior Stanislas.

82:21 Substitution

Substitution Owen Garvan on for Andre Moritz.

80:51

Assist on the goal came from Sam Vokes.

80:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Austin - C Palace 4 - 3 Burnley Charlie Austin gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 4-3 Burnley.

77:35

Kieran Trippier produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

74:15

Assist on the goal came from Dean Moxey.

74:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Glenn Murray - C Palace 4 - 2 Burnley Glenn Murray scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 4-2 Burnley.

73:38 Substitution

Substitution (Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Parr coming on for Jonathan Williams.

70:07 Substitution

Substitution Cameron Stewart replaces Chris McCann.

70:07 Substitution

Substitution Martin Paterson goes off and Sam Vokes comes on.

65:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Damien Delaney - C Palace 3 - 2 Burnley Damien Delaney finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 3-2 Burnley.

63:25 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Williams on for Yannick Bolasie.

61:42

Indirect free kick taken by Andre Moritz.

61:42 Booking

Booking Kieran Trippier booked.

61:30

Foul by Kieran Trippier on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded.

60:00

Glenn Murray has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

59:20

Andre Moritz takes the free kick.

59:20 Booking

Booking David Edgar receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

59:08

David Edgar challenges Glenn Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick.

56:55

Andre Moritz takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Jason Shackell.

56:33

Andre Moritz takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

55:14

Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

54:01

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andre Moritz from the right by-line.

52:16

Assist by Andre Moritz.

52:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Wilfried Zaha - C Palace 2 - 2 Burnley A goal is scored by Wilfried Zaha from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 2-2 Burnley.

50:45

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Junior Stanislas, Jason Shackell takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:12 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak by Marvin Bartley. Andre Moritz restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:08

Chris McCann takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

43:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Wilfried Zaha. Lee Grant takes the free kick.

42:57

David Edgar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray. Andre Moritz restarts play with the free kick.

40:24

The assist for the goal came from Andre Moritz.

40:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Wilfried Zaha - C Palace 1 - 2 Burnley A goal is scored by Wilfried Zaha from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-2 Burnley.

38:26

Kieran Trippier takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

37:23

Darcy Blake challenges Ben Mee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Junior Stanislas.

36:08

Kieran Trippier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie. Andre Moritz restarts play with the free kick.

32:16

Corner taken by Andre Moritz, David Edgar manages to make a clearance.

28:33

Assist by Marvin Bartley.

28:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Martin Paterson - C Palace 0 - 2 Burnley A goal is scored by Martin Paterson from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-2 Burnley.

27:27

Wilfried Zaha has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

25:32

The assist for the goal came from Junior Stanislas.

25:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris McCann - C Palace 0 - 1 Burnley Goal scored by Chris McCann from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley.

24:43

Yannick Bolasie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

21:39

Shot from long range by Wilfried Zaha goes wide of the left-hand upright.

21:18

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

20:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie by Kieran Trippier. Andre Moritz takes the free kick.

18:38

Charlie Austin produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

17:22

Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.

13:14

Jason Shackell concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray. Mile Jedinak restarts play with the free kick.

12:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Murray on Jason Shackell. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.

8:38

Ben Mee produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

5:54

Kagisho Dikgacoi takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

1:31

Foul by Marvin Bartley on Mile Jedinak, free kick awarded. Dean Moxey restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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