Clarets Corner with John Greenwood: Just more of the same against Palace, please!

Pick that one out: Scott Arfield opens the scoring against QPR
Pick that one out: Scott Arfield opens the scoring against QPR

More of the same, please!

That’s all Burnley supporters can ask following the superb display from the whole team in defeating Queen’s Park Rangers last Saturday.

Whatever happens in tonight’s third round FA Cup replay at Spurs (stirring memories of numerous clashes in the late 50s and early 60s when they were the best two teams in the land, the 1983 Milk Cup victory at White Hart Lane and the epic semi-final in the same competition in 2009), it is Saturday’s game in which a repeat performance would be very welcome.

It’s against Crystal Palace, another of the teams who are fighting for their Premier League survival, and like Burnley are playing well at the moment, energised by Alan Pardew’s return “home”.

From back to front the Clarets gave a superb display against QPR, passed the ball well, pressed from the back, and - a crucial factor if winning a second season in the top flight is to become reality - showed some great finishing.

Sean Dyche was keen to suggest to the media (it wasn’t Chelsea, Arsenal, City or United, so he was probably right to think they would need reminding) that Scott Arfield’s opening strike was just sublime.

And then Danny Ings matched it for skill with what turned out to be the winner.

Keep taking chances like this and Burnley will not be cut adrift.

It will be Alan Pardew’s second visit to Turf Moor in a matter of weeks - his Newcastle side were there in December. But I’d bet Sean Dyche knows what he will be up to, too!