Worrying scenes sees Crystal Palace v Burnley halted for SEVEN minutes after a player was taken off the pitch via a stretcher.
On the 78th minute, there was big a concern for Sean Dyche’s side with defender Ben Mee defending bravely to stop Jordan Ayew getting through, though in the process took a hefty knock as a result.
As the minutes went by, Ben Mee was still laid down, appeared knocked out on impact, receiving treatment from the medical staff, then regained consciousness. The stretcher came out and with Dyche getting prepared to make a change.
— 90min (@90min_Football) February 13, 2021
Seven minutes later, when safe to do so, Mee was taken off the field of play and replaced with Kevin Long, but of course there is worries over the condition of the player. He has a bloody nose earlier in the game too!
Crystal Palace tweeted: “Burnley’s Ben Mee was down for a prolonged period of time and has now been stretchered off.
“We hope it’s nothing too serious and we wish him a speedy recovery.”
Alan Hutton, a former Aston Villa defender, said on BBC Radio 5 Live: “[The medical staff] have been excellent. They were on to the pitch very quickly and have looked after him well. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope everything is okay.
“It’s been a fantastic performance by Burnley. We just hope everything is okay with Ben Mee.”
The game itself was a superb one for the Lancashire outfit, coming away from Selhurst Park with a 3-0 win, taking them up to 15th in the Premier League table.
Johann Gudmundsson drived in to put the Clarets one up before Jay Rodriguez headed in to make it 2-0 after just 10 minutes into the game.
On the 47th minute, Burnley turned into Barcelona and it saw Matthew Lowton beautifully volley in an effort to seal the win.
What a run and finish that is from Matt Lowton! 🤯🤯🤯
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) February 13, 2021
UPDATE ON BEN MEE:
“We have just heard word that Captain Mee is up and walking around in the dressing room and is ok, following that challenge”
WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID
Burnley boss Sean Dyche, speaking to BBC Sport: “I thought there was a really good energy to the performance, a real good tempo and quality as well.
“Today I thought was a very good performance, we found all kinds of different chances. The tempo was there from early on. In the second half we started well and got a fantastic goal from Matt Lowton and really controlled it out from that.
“We take things one game at a time, as we did today.”
Sean Dyche was full of praise for his players’ performance as Burnley comfortably beat Crystal Palace 3-0 at Selhurst Park – and gives an update on Ben Mee pic.twitter.com/szua8TTw3A
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 13, 2021
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson, speaking to Sky Sports: “Once again we give ourselves that enormous problem by conceding goals so early in the game. I was hoping in the second half we would put some things right, try and play football and maybe claw our way back in and then we concede that third goal and you are playing against Burnley, they are a very good side and good at what they do.
“All I can do is stand here and admit we were beaten by the better side. We don’t defend things properly.
“I was hoping we would see one or two outstanding individual performances like we have seen from Wilfried Zaha so often over the years. Here is the chance to put the criticism to bed that we need Wilfried Zaha in our attack and once again we failed.”
Fans gave their reaction as worrying scenes sees Crystal Palace v Burnley halted for SEVEN minutes…
@BethStockton9: Hope Ben Mee is OK, never good when a player gets stretchered off. I wish Ben a speedy recovery
@DamianBannister: Looked nasty, I wish him a speedy recovery
@TomClingo: Hope Mee is alright, class performance and has had our forwards on toast all evening! All the best to Ben
@conorlowe13: cheers for the clean sheet points, get well soon pal
@bchapman_19: That’s an awful injury for Ben Mee, the way he went down was painful to watch. Get well soon #PALBUR
@nongdarko: Looking a bit worrying for Ben Mee here, when he stays down you know it’s serious.
@Aido_L: Jesus Ben Mee went down really strangely there 😬. Never good to see but he looks alright
@bfcJacob01 on the update: Great to hear, hopefully won’t be out for long. Absolute warrior
@joshpearson180: Knew he’d be alright, heads made of concrete
@roberthalshaw02: @AVFCOfficial 😘😘😘
@n19drk: @AVFCOfficial get that up your pipe
@bfcwill_: HAHAHAHA WHERE ARE YOU NOW VILLA FANS
@adam_major1: I can almost taste the tears of Villa fans.
@TheStandsOfVP: All jokes aside it’s a head injury, I wish Ben Mee all the best. Wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to him. Just never want to see him step foot on a football pitch again the dirty cunt
@alexavfc95: Ben Mee stretchered off, Blues losing a relegation 6 pointer, all we need is a Villa win and it would’ve been a perfect day
@Markham62: Karma Ben Mee you shitbag
@FM_Razz: Villa fans celebrating Ben Mee’s injury, fucking hell I wish the goal line technology was working in their Sheff United game
@StarrenSjoerd: #avfc fans celebrating Ben Mee’s concussion. What is wrong with them all?
@WesleyBoyle5: Really disappointed with a lot of our fanbase! Ben Mee was knocked unconscious and could have done some serious damage. Those situations can be life threatening yet the vast majority of our fanbase our celebrating it. I thought we were bigger and better than that
@martintheaker: Funny how #BenMee still lives rent free in the heads of #AVFC ‘s brain dead keyboard warriors after a perfectly executed and legal tackle on one of their players. Unsurprising, lots of space in there.
@byars_holland: Ben Mee only got on the stretcher to take the piss for all the Villa fans out there jonesing for his injury.
@ayrshireclaret: The @AVFCOfficial fans wishing death to Ben Mee shows the worst of people silly stupid brummy bastards