Football

Gayle at the double to silence Clarets

BURNLEY 2

(Mee 12, Ings 16)

CRYSTAL PALACE 3

(Gayle 28 87, Puncheon 48)

For the second weekend running Dwight Gayle and Jason Puncheon rescued Crystal Palace to secure a significant victory at Burnley. The pair both scored in the come-from-behind win over Tottenham seven days ago and repeated the feat at Turf Moor as the Eagles recovered from being 2-0 down after 16 minutes.

Burnley appeared to be coasting after Ben Mee and Danny Ings struck in quick succession, but were pegged back before Gayle’s second three minutes from time extended Alan Pardew’s unbeaten run since he took over at Selhurst Park.

After Palace had drawn level the momentum was with the visitors and, although Michael Keane’s volley was cleared off the line, substitute Glenn Murray hit the post before Heaton was beaten by Gayle’s shot late on.