November 26, 2018

Newcastle record third consecutive victory


Newcastle ended their poor record against Burnley to gain their third consecutive victory in the Premier League. Prior to Monday’s clash, the ‘Magpies’ had not won any of their last five top-flight matches against Burnley.

The game at Turf Moor was delayed by 30 minutes due to a medical emergency in the tunnel, with Burnley confirming that the person involved was thankfully taken to hospital in a conscious state.

It was well worth the wait with the game bursting to life in the opening five minutes. It only took four for the visitors to go ahead in fortuitous circumstances.

Burnley failed to clear their lines with the ball eventually falling to Argentinian centre-back Federico Fernández. The 29-year-old ambitiously tried his luck from the edge of the penalty area, however his effort took a heavy deflection from Burnley defender Ben Mee. He threw out a leg and ended up sending the ball past Joe Hart and in to his own goal. The goal was awarded as a Ben Mee own goal, with the officials believing that it would not have gone in without Mee’s intervention.

The ‘Magpies’ reacted brilliantly to their early lead and they doubled it on the 23rd minute. A well-worked set piece routine had Benitez jumping with joy on the sideline, as it appeared to have come straight from the training ground. Matt Ritchie played a short corner to Ki Sung-Yong, who later played a return ball on the overlap for Ritchie. He provided a brilliant cross to find Clark waiting in space. The Republic of Ireland centre-back was found unmarked and nodded home past Joe Hart from the near post, far too easily for Sean Dyche’s liking. Burnley lacked their defensive resilience as Newcastle ran away with the opening half an hour.

The hosts responded well and killed Newcastle’s momentum just before half-time. Sam Vokes got the better of Clark in an aerial duel to beat him to a header. The Wales strikes managed to beat the Newcastle goalkeeper with a looping header. Questions will be asked of Dubravka, who was too far off his line and beaten easily. This set up a nervy final five minutes for the visitors, as Burnley were revitalisaed after a sloppy first-half.



Newcastle ended their poor record against Burnley to gain their third consecutive victory in the Premier League. Prior to Monday’s clash, the ‘Magpies’ had not won any of their last five top-flight matches against Burnley.

The game at Turf Moor was delayed by 30 minutes due to a medical emergency in the tunnel, with Burnley confirming that the person involved was thankfully taken to hospital in a conscious state.

It was well worth the wait with the game bursting to life in the opening five minutes. It only took four for the visitors to go ahead in fortuitous circumstances.

Burnley failed to clear their lines with the ball eventually falling to Argentinian centre-back Federico Fernández. The 29-year-old ambitiously tried his luck from the edge of the penalty area, however his effort took a heavy deflection from Burnley defender Ben Mee. He threw out a leg and ended up sending the ball past Joe Hart and in to his own goal. The goal was awarded as a Ben Mee own goal, with the officials believing that it would not have gone in without Mee’s intervention.

The ‘Magpies’ reacted brilliantly to their early lead and they doubled it on the 23rd minute. A well-worked set piece routine had Benitez jumping with joy on the sideline, as it appeared to have come straight from the training ground. Matt Ritchie played a short corner to Ki Sung-Yong, who later played a return ball on the overlap for Ritchie. He provided a brilliant cross to find Clark waiting in space. The Republic of Ireland centre-back was found unmarked and nodded home past Joe Hart from the near post, far too easily for Sean Dyche’s liking. Burnley lacked their defensive resilience as Newcastle ran away with the opening half an hour.

The hosts responded well and killed Newcastle’s momentum just before half-time. Sam Vokes got the better of Clark in an aerial duel to beat him to a header. The Wales strikes managed to beat the Newcastle goalkeeper with a looping header. Questions will be asked of Dubravka, who was too far off his line and beaten easily. This set up a nervy final five minutes for the visitors, as Burnley were revitalisaed after a sloppy first-half.