Crystal Palace ended their five game winless run with a 2-0 victory at Burnley.

Wilfried Zaha scored in back to back games for the first time since February as Jeffrey Schlup rounded off the win 12 minutes from time to secure a much needed win or Ry Hdogson's side. 

Opening his account in the home defeat at Liverpool last weekend, Zaha added to his tally by finsihing off a driving run just before the break to send the Eagles on their way against a Sean Dyche side that came into the contest on the back of two 3-0 wins.

It was Palace's first victory since October 5, after taking only one point from a run of five tough fixtures


The first half saw few chances - Luka Milivojevic sent an early free-kick just over after Zaha had been felled by James Tarkowski, while Jack Cork shot wide and Dwight McNeil straight at Vicente Guaita at the other end.

Burnley had to make a substitution in the 36th minute when the unfortunate Charlie Taylor, who had only just won his place back after picking up an injury during pre-season, went off to be replaced by Erik Pieters.

Palace, who were offering most of the attacking threat, thought they had scored on 38 minuts after Patrick Van Aanholt broke away down the left and crossed for Cheikhou Kouyate, got it all wrong at the back post when it looked easier to score.

Van Aanholt was at the centre of the next opportunity as the ball bobbled up to the Dutchman, who then set up Jordan Ayew to poke in, but a VAR check confirmed Van Aanholt had strayed just offside.

Palace got their reward in injury time, though, when Zaha drove at the retreating Phil Bardsley and beat Nick Pope at his near post.

It was a firmly-struck shot but the England keeper would have been disappointed not to keep it out after getting a hand to the ball.

Dyche strode purposefully towards the changing rooms at half-time and Burnley sprang into life on the restart, Pieters firing a fierce shot into the side netting after an initial effort was blocked.

Burnley should have equalised in the 58th minute when Kouyate's misplaced header played Chris Wood clean through but the striker got his shot horribly wrong and it sailed well over the bar.

The hosts maintained the pressure and Wood got his head to a corner only for James McArthur to clear off the line.

Burnley were left to rue those misses in the 78th minute when Ben Mee miscued an attempted clearance from an innocuous-looking ball forward and Schlupp, on for Andros Townsend, shot through Pope's legs.

The hosts had one good chance to apply some late pressure but Guaita produced a flying save after a cross flicked off Wood's back.