Burnley 1 Newcastle 2 – Monday 26 November 8.30pm
We asked Joe Dixon to give us his match ratings after last night’s match.
Newcastle winning 2-1 to make it three wins in a row with their first away victory of the season.
The club now 13th in the table after nine points in 10 days..
Dubravka 7 – Made some decent saves and generally played well, with the exception of the Burnley goal, a great header but maybe the keeper should have been a yard or two closer to his line.
Yedlin 7 – Played well and involved in some key moments. A great block when he threw himself in front of a shot, then at the other end laid on the chance for THAT Ritchie miss, ref should have given a penalty as the full-back was tripped as he played the ball.
Fernandez 9 – It is amazing how quickly you can take somebody for granted.
You just assume he will turn up and play well, which he does.
Excellent at the back and it was his goal, no matter that the officials are apparently marking it down as an own goal.
Schar 7 – Did well alongside the main man, Rafa saying after the game that they had planned on how to deal with Burnley’s two big physical strikers.
Could have edged up a mark higher as he definitely helps Newcastle when playing it out from the back.
Clark 7 – All credit to him out of position at left-back.
Always wholehearted and took the captain’s armband as well.
Excellent goal but well beaten in the air for the Burnley consolation.
Ki 9 – A bit like Fernandez, recent games have left you feeling very comfortable with him in the team.
As well as working hard, he is very cool on the ball, his pass and move keeping the team ticking over.
Difficult not to make comparisons with Jonjo Shelvey and for sure Ki is adding extra value at the moment. Not only passing well but also prepared to carry the ball, something which isn’t Shelvey’s biggest strength.
Diame 7 – Another decent display and not sure whether he was faster, or Burnley’s midfielders slower, but he was getting there and making a lot more tackles than earlier this season.
Ritchie 7 – A great cross for the winner but enough said about THAT miss.
Remains to be seen whether it will be so effective if tried again but having Ritchie mainly on the left and Kenedy on the right, definitely looked like it worked.
Perez 6 – A little better than usual and created the chance for Joselu but limited in terms of threat overall, especially against what now looks a very poor and sluggish Burnley defence.
Kenedy 8 – Like Ritchie he seemed to benefit from the change of wings.
Indeed he appeared to have a role that was a lot more free than usual and looked the better for it.
Coming in from the right wing on his left foot, his dribbling looks more effective, than what often happens on the left, regularly running across the pitch rather than forward.
Rondon 6 – Battled hard and held the ball up well at times but overall offered little threat, just like Perez.
Didn’t have quite the service he enjoyed against Bournemouth.
Joselu 5 – Newcastle instantly looked weaker once he came on, would have got another mark if he’d put that one on one away, instead of hitting the post.
Hayden – Not on long enough
Stats from BBC Sport:
Burnley 1 Newcastle 2
Newcastle: Fernandez (Mee own goal?) 4, Clark 23
Burnley: Vokes 40
Possession was Burnley 56% Newcastle 44%
Total shots were Burnley 14 Newcastle 17
Shots on target were Burnley 4 Newcastle 3
Corners were Burnley 5 Newcastle 5
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Diame, Ki, Kenedy (Hayden 90), Rondon (Joselu 71), Perez
Woodman, Manquillo, Shelvey, Murphy, Atsu
Crowd: 20,628 (Newcastle 2,400)
(The instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the win HERE)
(Read the match report HERE)
(Sean Dyche puts defeat down to ‘lucky’ and ‘poor’ goals – Read HERE)
(After NUFC win, Danny Mills sees problems ahead for Burnley AND Newcastle fans – Rad HERE)