Crystal Palace claimed their first victory in eight games on Saturday as they beat Burnley 2-0 at Selhurst Park, a result that obviously delighted chairman ​Stephen Parish.


Goals from James McArthur and Andros Townsend secured the victory for the Eagles who dominated for large periods of the game against a Clarets side who are languishing in 19th position in the Premier League.


McArthur's first-half strike came courtesy of a free-kick that evaded everyone before nestling in the back of Joe Hart's goal. 

Crystal Palace v Burnley FC - Premier League

The former England keeper was impressive despite the defeat, making a number of high-quality saves before Andros Townsend fired home from range to make it 2-0 and secure all three points for the hosts.


Reacting to his side's performance on Twitter, Parish praised the players for delivering a 'great' team performance whilst also congratulating the fans for creating an 'electric' atmosphere at Selhurst Park.

​​Roy Hodgson's ​Palace moved up to 14th in the Premier League on Saturday after recording only their third victory of the season. 


The Eagles face a trip to Brighton on Tuesday as they look to extend their unbeaten run in the league to three games. 

Crystal Palace v Burnley - Premier League

The two sides met twice in the Premier League last season, with the first meeting ending goalless at the Amex before Palace secured a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Seagulls at Selhurst Park in April.