Crystal Palace 0 Burnley 0: Speroni denies Clarets as Laws praises team

Burnley manager Brian Laws felt his side were worth all three points after they were held to a goalless draw at Crystal Palace.

Chris Eagles hit the crossbar and Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni produced a hat-trick of great saves to deny young striker Jay Rodriguez, who also saw a shot come back off the angle during the closing stages.

Laws said: "Of course it's two points dropped but we are delighted with the performance and there are too many plusses to be disappointed.

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"We came here and dominated and how we haven't scored is incredible. I am proud of the performance and it shows we are going in the right direction.

"I can take a lot out it. Individually the bar was set and if we continue like that I will be delighted.

"Without question that is our best performance of the season, particularly away from home. It's what we are capable of. I was expecting it.

"Speroni was on form. Even our 'keeper, who didn't have a lot to do, made a couple of important saves, but their 'keeper was busy. Their 'keeper was in inspirational form.

"We kept pressing forward but just couldn't find the net.

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"We got into good positions, but we just couldn't get past the goalkeeper. Our supporters have seen an outstanding performance.

"Jay could have had a hat-trick. He made the difference. He is hungry to do well. That is why I have been hesitant to bring anyone else in. And Jack Cork was outstanding. He was in the thick of the action when it mattered."

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Marrow, Davis, McCarthy, Clyne, Cadogan (Zaha 46), Danns, Garvan, Dorman (Bennett 61), Djilali (Andrew 82), Vaughan. Unused substitutes: Price, Barrett, O'Keefe, Counago.

Burnley: Jensen, Mears, Carlisle, Bikey, Fox, Wallace (Rodriguez 21), Cork, Marney, Elliott, Eagles, Iwelumo (Thompson 70). Unused substitutes: Grant, Alexander, Duff, Paterson, Cort.

Referee: J Linnington (Isle of Wight).