Preview - Burnley vs Newcastle 31 Oct

Started by Bensergi, Oct 30, 2017, 06:04 PM

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Burnley vs Newcastle

Burnley boss Sean Dyche will celebrate his fifth year in charge, and he will be hoping that his charges, the away day specialists, can give him a second win of the season at Turf Moor. The first one was against the hapless Crystal Palace.

It is a battle between two teams that have adopted the mantra 'defence is key' and a draw looks the most likely result. Case in point: only one of the eight goals Necastle conceded has come in the first half!

With 14 points from their first nine EPL matches, it represents a best points tally by a newly-promoted side since West Ham in 2012/13.

Striker Dwight Gayle is up and running, but the Magpies will be without defender Paul Dummett. Burnley, who have faced the most shots in the league this term, will welcome back the versatile Sam Vokes. Otherwise, both teams are at full strength.

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Match Stats:

  • Burnley 1-0 Newcastle
  • Shots: 12-12
  • Possession: 47%-53%
  • Corner kicks: 5-3


Burnley moved up to seventh in the Premier League table after Jeff Hendrick's late goal gave the Clarets a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United.

The match looked to be heading for a draw after James Tarkowski's header could only be directed at Newcastle's Rob Elliot while at the other end, Nick Pope produced a fine save to deny Ayoze Perez.

But the deadlock was broken on 74 minutes when Hendrick fired into the roof of the net after being found unmarked at the back post by Johann Berg Gudmundsson's cross.

Ashley Barnes was close to adding a second in the closing stages but his shot was well saved by Elliot.

The Clarets are now level on points with sixth-placed Liverpool while Newcastle are two points worse off in ninth.

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