EAGLES boss Patrick Vieira paid tribute to Burnley after they made life tough for his side, especially after the break in the match at Selhurst Park.

Trickery from Michael Olise on the right set up Schlupp for an early opener and the former Reading ace continued to impress at Selhurst Park.

Chances were few and far between after the deadlock was broken, though, but Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland denied Wout Weghorst’s second-half header.

Wilfried Zaha then saw one late effort saved by Nick Pope and another rebound off the post.

“We scored that first goal but I think we overall didn’t play really well, we didn’t play well because they put us under pressure,” Vieira admitted.

“I think we couldn’t play well because they worked hard to close us down and we didn’t move the ball quick enough.

“I believe at times we played their game, meaning we played too many long balls and we didn’t make good decisions.

“I think we didn’t make the decision because they made it very difficult for us.”

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