In Burnley – Newcastle, the Magpies secured a huge comeback win, inspired by substitute Allan Saint-Maximin as they gave a huge boost to their chances of staying in the Premier League.
Matej Vydra gave Burnley a 1-0 lead in the first half, but recovering Saint-Maximin jumped off the bench and within minutes prepared Josh Murphy to equalize and then scored the winning goal himself.
That win means Newcastle now has 32 points and is six points above the relegation zone with a game at Fulham in hand as Burnley has 33 points.
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1. Saint-Maximin is turning the game upside down: It was a big moment in Newcastle’s season. ASM jumped off the bench to inspire that win when Steve Bruce hit his game plan exactly. Saint-Maximin is not entirely fit but he and Wilson (their top scorer returned from injury) came off the bench and Burnley was unable to cope with their move. A nice assist in the first and then a great solo goal for the winner summed up how important ASM is to Newcastle. He created other opportunities too and as long as he stays fit and Newcastle has a solid backing they always have a chance to win games.
2. Newcastle quality is enough to save them: if you can Seeing the main players, Newcastle is of enough quality to stay tuned. Dubravka, Saint-Maximin, Wilson, Shelvey and Almiron are all key men and they made all the difference, especially without Lascelles on Sunday as the Bruce guys are so close to ensuring their safety. The style of play may not appeal to many, but Bruce does a solid job.
3. Burnley will be a little concerned: Okay, this is Burnley, so they’ll find a way to delve into and get the win, right? two they need to save themselves, but that could get a little worrisome. If either Fulham or West Brom go on the road to success late in the season, the Clarets are in trouble as they run out of momentum with one in eight wins. Sean Dyche’s side are struggling with injuries and have coughed to lose the lead in the last two games, which is really unlike them. You have a tough enema, but Burnley should be fine. Straight.
Chris Wood ran into the box and then cut a perfect ball back for Vydra to knock home, and that brought the game to life.
Before half time, Newcastle wanted a penalty when James Tarkowski after a beautiful save by Bailey Peacock-Farrell, a clear ball into the box to deny Dwight Gayle.
Tarkowski had his foot up when Sean Longstaff got home but VAR was used and no kick was given .
Martin Dubravka then made a great rescue to deny Paul Dummett, who scored an own goal when Burnley looked more dangerous.
Burnley gave Newcastle numerous nooks and crannies early in the second half, but then they sent Magpies Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson fit again.
Dwight McNeil’s dangerous cross was cleared by Dummett early in the game, and that fitted Saint-Maximin and Newcastle perfectly.
The French winger stormed n oh up front, his man turned around and pushed his way home to make it 2-1 to score an amazing arrival from the bench.
Burnley struggled to equalize late but the Newcastle defense held on as Dubravka coped well with the Clarets airstrike and Saint-Maximim deployed Miguel Almiron, but Tarkovsky cleared off the line.
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