Frank de Boer: I need more time at Crystal Palace

CHRIS WOOD CONTINUED his brilliant start to life at Burnley on Sunday, as his first-half strike against Crystal Palace, his second Premier League goal in as many games, condemned Frank de Boer to a fourth consecutive defeat.

Palace visit Burnley on Sunday looking for their first point of the Premier League campaign, and De Boer hopes a result at Turf Moor will be the catalyst for an improved run of form.

De Boer was only appointed as Palace boss this summer, as successor to Sam Allardyce, who left the club after helping them escape relegation last season.

"I will sign for this every game if we create that amount of chances against any opponent", De Boer said. "(The future) is for other people to decide but while I'm the manager of Crystal Palace I will give 100%", he told reporters.

After scoring a last minute penalty against Tottenham Hotspur in his first appearance for the club before the global break, Wood capitalised on a terrible back-pass from Lee Chung-yong to give the Clarets the lead after just three minutes at Turf Moor.

De Boer's side also lost at home to Huddersfield Town and Swansea City, teams that they would expect to be competing with to avoid relegation, and suffered an away loss to Liverpool.

Dann headed wide, though, and he had been denied by twin goal-line clearances from Matthew Lowton and the excellent James Tarkowski.

"He has been active in the game and kept in touch with us throughout the game".

"But if you look all over at how we showed spirit, I think we were quite dynamic". It's been a really different style to the way I've played before and that's because of the quality I have in my team here.

Palace have yet to score a league goal since Ajax and Inter Milan coach De Boer took charge and reports ahead of this fixture claimed Eagles chairman Steve Parish was already considering sacking the Dutchman. "Much more I can not ask from our players... only that they have to score goals".

'We did not give much away, controlled the game and you have to reward yourself by scoring goals.

De Boer's men kept the Clarets pinned back but couldn't find a way through to seriously test Pope as his team-mates defended with great discipline to protect their lead. But the way I see it, it doesn't matter if they win or lose this weekend, at the end of the day this geezer is getting sacked - that is obvious to me and everyone.

  • Rosalie Stanley