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Burnley 2 - 2 Palace

Tuesday September 19 2000 - League Cup

The Eagles gave away a 2-0 lead in their Worthington Cup tie against Burnley.

Forssell and Black found the net for Palace. Cooke and a late penalty by Payton ensured Burnley a better position for the 2nd leg at Selhurst.

For the fourth time this season Palace missed a penalty. This time it was Fan Zhiyi who missed the spot kick. The score was 2-1 to Palace at that time. Soon after that Burnley got their penalty which they didn't waste.

A great first half strike by Mikael Forssell and a clever free-kick from Tommy Black just after the break gave Palace a 2-0 lead. Andy Payton pulled one back for Burnley in the 63rd minute giving his side hope.

Newly-signed Alex Kolinko made his debut between the sticks for Palace tonight.

Post match comments

After the game Alan Smith admitted that this Cup draw with Burnley at Turf Moor summed up the story of his season.

He said: "I think that we deserved to win that game it is the second time this season that we have let Burnley off the hook.

"I feel very proud of my players but maybe some of the younger one's don't understand the nuts and bolts of the game," he added.

I don't really want to harp on about what could have been will be just think about the next game and putting it right."

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Match Stats

Ground: Turf Moor (Attendance: Unknown)

Burnley: Michopoulos, Thomas, Briscoe, Cox, Cook (Mellon 33), Cooke, Payton, Branch (Jepson 71), Ball, Mullin (Maylett 51), Davis.

Subs not used: Crichton, Lee.

Booked: Mellon

Goals: Cooke 68, Payton 83 pen.

Palace: Kolinko, Austin, Zhiyi, Mullins, McKenzie, Morrison, Black, Forssell (Gray 69), Linighan, Pollock, Harrison.

Subs not used: Rodger, Harris, Evans, Hankin.

Booked: Black

Goals: Forssell 17, Black 47

Referee: M Dean (The Wirral)

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