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The Allan Saint-Maximin show!

Burnley 1-2 Newcastle United


A wonder show from Allan Saint-Maximin, coming on as a substitute just before the hour mark, would change the completion of a game that was running away from Newcastle United.


Just moments after coming on his jinking run into the right of the Burnley box would see the home sides defence unsure of what to do allowing a pull back to be brilliantly finished by Jacob Murphy.

And on 64 minutes it would get even better. Picking up the ball on the half way line the Frenchman would run unchecked to the edge of the Burnley box before cutting onto this left and unleashing his own wonderful finish. Breathtaking!


Burnley had taken the lead inside 20 minutes when Chris Wood was allowed to work his way into the box and cut back to an unmarked Vydra who would do the rest from 8 yards out.


But in ASM Newcastle have a game changer. And change the game he did!

 

Steve Bruce would leave ASM and Wilson on the bench with both players only deemed fit enough for a place in the squad rather than the starting line up for this crunch clash.


Perhaps some reward for the hardworking Joelinton who scored and had one of his best games in black and white last time out and perhaps sensible with games coming thick and fast as the season hurtles to a close.


Captain Jamaal Lascelles looks set to miss the rest of the season after picking up a stress fracture in his foot with Federico Fernandez coming in. Ciaran Clark for Krafth the only other change for the Magpies.


For Burnley the big news would be that Nick Pope, the England keeper and mainstay of the Burnley side was missing with injury too. A real chance for United to test the inexperienced Peacock-Farrell who had only played once for the first team in his time, a 5-0 loss against Manchester City.

Some decent early pressure from Newcastle would see a number of early crosses played into the Burnley penally area but Sean Dyche's team were equal to everything thrown at them in the air, as you'd expect.


Both teams were relying on long balls it would seem with United unable to test the keeper in the early stages.


The opening goal would come on 19 minutes. A long ball forward from Peacock-Farrell would see Wood eventually play himself down to the byline, evading any sort of meaningful challenge when surrounded by Newcastle's yellow shirts. And his cut back, straight into the path of the unmarked Vydra, would allow the Burnley front man to do the rest.