January 13, 2018 / 5:12 PM / a year ago

SHOWCASE-Soccer-Sako hands Palace narrow win over Burnley

* Palace beat Burnley 1-0 with Bakary Sako strike

* Home side climbed to 12th in the Premier League table

* Burnley have gone six games without a league win

* Palace at Arsenal next, Burnley host Manchester United CRYSTAL PALACE 1 BURNLEY 0

LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Crystal Palace continued their rise up the Premier League table by beating Burnley 1-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Bakary Sako scored the only goal of the game with an angled left-foot drive in the 21st minute.

Having made the worst start to a top-flight English league campaign with no points or goals after seven matches, Palace are now 12th with 25 points, five clear of the relegation zone.

Burnley have gone six league matches without a win but remain seventh in the standings on 34 points from 23 games. (Reporting by Matt Westby; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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