Will Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer survive the weekend?

Will Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer survive the weekend?

"Palace were the better side today, we didn't get into our stride at all", Burnley manager Sean Dyche said.

"[The future] is for other people to decide but while I'm the manager of Crystal Palace I will give 100%". I want them to play with courage and maybe we didn't start with it but after the goal we showed what we can do. Overseeing three defeats from three games, De Boer's possession based philosophy has come under fire from critics and fans alike.

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 turned away in disgust and slumped into his seat in the dugout with his hands in his pockets.

Sun Bets have already paid out on bets for Frank de Boer to be the first Premiership boss to be sacked this season, he only took over from Sam Allardyce in June.

Lee's blunder apart, Palace adapted to their new system reasonably well, sustaining high pressure on the Burnley back line and showing glimpses of the kind of style De Boer clearly covets - albeit with no reward. It is going to come down to my performances during the season whether I stay in the team or fight to get into them.

Renato Sanches, whose loan arrival from Bayern Munich proved to be one of the most eye-catching deals of the final week of the transfer window, endured a disappointing debut and was replaced by Wilfried Bony after 69 minutes. "We know it takes time and it is a long-term project we have here".

The win put the icing on the cake of the Clarets bright start to the season, taking them to seven points from their first four games. Burnley will certainly have to pick up more points on the road this season. 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.

De Boer can expect a call from Palace chairman Steve Parish - with the smart money on defeat to Burnley being the last straw. "Technically, a fantastic save", said Dyche, delighted with the Premier League debutant. The club are said to have contemplated sacking De Boer during the global break, as the relationship between the manager and Palace chairman Steve Parish is reportedly "at breaking point".

“Thats what any footballer dreams about, its the biggest league in the world, ” he said.

"I think this is a good starting point and this is what I want to see from any team that I manage".

They pushed and pushed for an equaliser, and Pope made a fine save from Benteke after he had broken into the penalty area for what was Palace's best chance of the match.