Sean Dyche’s side is now above Arsenal and Sheffield United and on to 45 points, level on points with Tottenham Hotspur, all of whom have played a game less. Despite being depleted by injuries and with another incomplete substitute bench, Burnley was well on top in the first half.
Palace was stronger after the break, but fell behind shortly after the hour mark. Mee launched himself at an Ashley Westwood free-kick and Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita could only push the ball in off the post.
Roy Hodgson’s team piled on the pressure in the final minutes but Burnley, which has lost just once in the last ten games, hung on to secure the all-important three points.
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