Ben Mee’s header clinches victory for Burnley at Crystal Palace

Somehow, ridiculously, the Burnley bus trundles on, however many wheels keep falling off it. It has been a turbulent week for them: one that began with a chastening 5-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium, and has taken in an injury crisis, a brewing storm between manager Sean Dyche and chairman Mike Garlick over expiring contracts and transfer investment, and a pitched battle against the racist elements of their own fanbase.

And yet, at the end of it, they sit eighth in the Premier League: level on points with Tottenham, within touching distance of European football.

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