Burnley 0 Crystal Palace 0

Last updated : 31 August 2002 By Footymad Previewer

Burnley picked up their first point of the season but it was hardly a performance to keep the boo-boy's quiet.

With just one point and one goal in five games these are dismal days at Turf Moor, but manager Stan Ternent is determined to stick it out.

Asked whether he had any intention of resigning, Ternent made his position clear. "I've no thoughts in that direction, I enjoy the job too much, that would only be considered if the club wanted it to happen," he said.

Ternent took some consolation for the improved endeavour and commitment of players he publicly criticised after the midweek defeat at Reading.

"It's a start but it was an ugly game with not much space to play. Both teams were committed and I can't remember too many chances," he said.

Palace would dispute that for they had at least half a dozen scoring opportunities in the first half alone.

Dougie Freedman, Andrew Johnson and Dele Adebola all missed out and there was an inspired goalkeeping performance from Nik Michopoulos to further frustrate the visitors.

His fellow Greek, young striker Dimi Papadodoulos, gave an impressive performance and was unlucky not to win a penalty when he was brought down by Darren Powell.

Welsh striker Gareth Taylor put in Burnley's best efforts but there was little attacking threat from the home side who seemed destined to endure a long hard winter.

Palace lost goalkeeper Matt Clarke 20 minutes from time with a leg injury but Burnley failed to put his replacement Alex Kolinko under any sort of pressure