Burnley heap more misery on Palace; Newcastle see off Swansea City

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Sometimes with long balls, sometimes along the ground and we created our chances, nearly didn't give anything away and controlled the game. However, De Boer was let down by bad errors from his players at both ends of the game.

Wood scored the only goal at Burnley by pouncing on Lee Chung Yong's woefully underhit backpass and beating onrushing goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.

De Boer lasted 84 days at Inter before getting fired by the team's Chinese owners, leading to the Dutchman to Twitter to express his view that "this task required more time to move forward".

It has been reported that former England manager Roy Hodgson, who grew up in Croydon, could be under consideration to take over from De Boer should results not improve this weekend.

It's no secret that the Burnley boss was keen on taking charge of our lovely lot once Sam Allardyce departed but after consideration, the powers that be decided he wasn't the right man for the club and plumped with, as you all know, Frank de Boer. "I have belief that we're going to do that".

"I feel like I am in the form that I knew I had in me all along it has just taken a full season under my belt to get that".

"I had a good feeling we would score, I had confidence, but we didn't start with that confidence". But while Palace are clearly still adapting, the home side looked utterly comfortable with their manager's instructions, and for all the defending they had to do in an occasionally torrid first period, it would just about pay off. Palace also had as many as 22 chances with Dann having a goalbound effort cleared off the line, and then miss an opening goal in the last five minutes of the game. They have picked up four points away from home already.

"There was only one team deserving to win today and that was us", he said.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish declared the club and their fans have to stick together after a 1-0 loss to Burnley saw them go down to their fourth straight defeat to begin the season - but also admitted he was bewildered by the poor start!

The New Zealander's late equaliser against Tottenham, coupled with the unavailability of the injured Jeff Hendrick, persuaded the manager, Sean Dyche, to promote him to the starting 11. "But that's football", De Boer said. "Of course he wants to get points but I - and my players - always go into a game to get the best result against any team".

"It was a shame because I thought there was a foul before that, so it shouldn't have led to that, but that's a small thing".

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