By: Reuters |
Published: January 14, 2018 9:05 am


Bakary Sako’s angled left-foot drive in the 21st minute was enough to take Palace to 12th on 25 points. (Source: Reuters)

Crystal Palace continued their rise up the Premier League table by beating Burnley 1-0 with a first-half goal from Bakary Sako at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Sako’s angled left-foot drive in the 21st minute was enough to take Palace to 12th on 25 points, five above the relegation zone after they made the worst start to a top-flight English league campaign with no points or goals after seven matches.

“It was a massive three points,” said Palace manager Roy Hodgson. “We knew it would be very, very tough. In the first half we created chances to make life more comfortable for us in the second half.” Burnley have gone six league matches without a win but remain seventh in the…

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