Burley sacked by Crystal Palace

Last updated : 01 January 2011 By Luke Thornhill

The defeat, thanks to a hat-trick from Jason Puncheon, ensured the Eagles remained in the relegation zone.

Dougie Freedman, Burley's assistant, has been put in charge in a caretaker capacity: his first game will be against another temporary manager, against David Unsworth's Preston North End on Monday.