Tyrick Mitchell couldn’t contain his joy after securing his second professional goal, contributing to Crystal Palace’s 2-0 triumph over Burnley at Turf Moor.
Seizing the opportunity in injury time, the England international connected with Ebere Eze’s precise pass, delivering a skillful low strike into the bottom corner to secure the victory.
A delighted Mitchell shared with Palace TV, “Scoring feels fantastic, so I’m thrilled. It’s always a good moment. I don’t find the net often, but this was a fantastic goal!”
Recalling the pivotal moment, he added, “When I saw Ebs with the ball, I thought, ‘Let me get there.’ I had to tell Ama [Naouirou Ahamada] to leave it, I think. Fortunately, he did! I just thought, ‘I need to get there!’ It was a well-executed finish, man! In that position, I know to keep it low and on target, so that’s what I aimed for. Luckily, it went in.”
Mitchell’s goal marked his first since scoring in a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at Selhurst Park in May 2021—902 days ago.
With a chuckle, the left-back said, “The other one was just a flick of the shoulder, but I’m proud of this one because it was with my feet. I’m happy that I kept it on target and scored.”
Reflecting on the team’s overall performance, Mitchell commented, “In possession, we didn’t perform as well as we wanted to, but defensively, we were solid. Achieving a clean sheet and a win was a bonus.”
Expressing his determination towards the end of the game, he said, “I just wanted to keep a clean sheet. We knew it would be tough here, so I’m delighted with a clean sheet. We knew they liked to keep possession, and they’re a good team, but we also recognize our quality.”
The victory broke Palace’s four-game winless streak in the Premier League, propelling them to tenth place in the table.
Mitchell emphasized the team’s aspirations, stating, “Our main goal is to secure a top-half finish. We have many talented players, and we are a strong team. Keeping clean sheets and excelling in attack, our primary aim is to achieve a top-half position.”