Report and highlights as Newcastle record a vital first win in eight Premier League games; Allan Saint-Maximin sets up Jacob Murphy before netting a sublime winner as Newcastle move six points clear of relegation zone
Sunday 11 April 2021 14:15, UK
Allan Saint-Maximin’s devastating impact from the bench eased Newcastle’s relegation fears as he set up one and scored one in a crucial 2-1 win at Burnley.
Steve Bruce’s men looked set for another miserable away day when Matej Vydra (18) struck but the game completely changed with the introduction of Saint-Maximin on 57 minutes.
Five minutes later, Newcastle were 2-1 to the good with the Frenchman providing the assist for a wonderful Jacob Murphy finish (59) before scoring a sensational solo effort (64).
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Newcastle had to face a barrage from Burnley, in the form of 12 corners and 21 shots over the course of 90 minutes, but led by the impeccable Martin Dubravka the Toon saw out the game to win a vital three points.
The victory takes them six points clear of Fulham, who have also played a game more than Bruce’s side.
Burnley: Peacock-Farrell (6), Pieters (6), Tarkowski (6), Mee (6), Lowton (6), Gudmundsson (7), Brownhill (6), Westwood (7), McNeil (6), Wood (7), Vydra (7)
Subs: Mumbongo (N/A)
Newcastle: Dubravka (8), Murphy (8), Fernandez (7), Clark (7), Dummett (6), Shelvey (6), Ritchie (6), S Longstaff (6), Joelinton (6), Almiron (7), Gayle (6)
Subs: Wilson (7), Saint-Maximin (9)
Man of the match: Allan Saint-Maximin
More to follow…
Newcastle host West Ham next Saturday, kick-off 12.30pm, live on Sky Sports. Meanwhile, Burnley have a tricky trip to Manchester United next Sunday, kick-off 4pm, also live on Sky Sports.
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