Newcastle revival continues with victory at Burnley

Newcastle v Burnley player ratings

Newcastle v Burnley player ratings

Sky Sports commentator Andy Hinchcliffe said: "How on earth has that gone past the post?"

"What does that mean? The same message when we were losing is the message now when we are winning".

Newcastle should have gone 3-1 up five minutes into the second half when DeAndre Yedlin's cross-shot was deflected into the path of Ritchie, who somehow shot wide from just a few yards out. It's a good ball in, to be fair, and a good header, but I think we deal with that most times, and particularly last season. "It was a huge relief". We knew it could be tough, they are a strong team, very physical with the two strikers, wingers with pace.

Newcastle surprisingly lined up with a back three featuring Clark, Fabian Schar and Fernandez, and Burnley took time to adapt to the surprise. "We have confidence now and the players will continue pushing and working hard".

Johann Berg Gudmundsson was suffering from a mild calf strain prior to the match but was declared fit to play by Sean Dyche, though unfortunately for Burnley fans the Iceland worldwide failed to make the starting XI and Robbie Brady started in his place.

Mikel Oyarzabal put the home side after 37 minutes with his third goal of the campaign.

At present, no Burnley player has taken on more shots (16) than Gudmundsson, attempted more dribbles (20), created more chances (13), registered more assists (four) or delivered more accurate crosses (43) - they certainly needed his creative spark this evening.

The hosts' attempts to do so were largely woeful and the frustration from their fans was growing even before more poor defending allowed Newcastle to double their lead in the 23rd minute.

"We need to get on the right side of margins but we also need a scratch of luck".

"And second half we've done a lot to try and affect the game, and come away frustrated we haven't at least got a 2-2". "The character of the side is coming back".

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