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Season 2023-24
Burnley (h) Premier League


Date: Saturday 30th September 2023, 3.00pm

St. James' Park

Conditions: Predictable





2 - 0





14 mins Kieran Trippier bullied Aaron Ramsey into losing possession just outside his own area at the Leazes End, allowing Miggy Almiron to stride infield before letting fly in trademark style. 1-0

Half time: Magpies 1 Clarets 0

76 mins Ameen Al Dakhil downed Gordon in the area and Alexander Isak efficiently dispatched the resultant penalty kick into the Gallowgate net in the absence of Wilson. 2-0

Full time: Magpies 2 Clarets 0

We Said


Eddie Howe said:

"It was a tough game - Burnley are a really interesting team. Vincent (Kompany) has done a great job. They play a very dangerous style and if you arenít perfect with your press they can hurt you. But we deserved to win.

"Maybe a shaky start in the first ten minutes when they gave us problems, but we recovered really well, and from maybe the tenth minute onwards, we looked comfortable - but I would have liked us to be a bit more clinical."

"We didn't want to change too much - though we still moved
(Fabian) Schar. Height is a big thing for us from set plays at both ends of the pitch and Jamaal's (Lascelles) leadership is key as well. I felt he deserved it after his great performance on Wednesday."

On Sven Botman:

"A knee problem that's serious enough to keep him out I think until the international break. We hope that after that he'll be close to being fit."

On Callum Wilson: 

"Callum has a very minor hamstring problem....whether we see him about before the international break, I don't know. I hope we do, but there's no guarantee."

On Joelinton:

"It looks like a hamstring problem. It doesn't look serious but was enough for Joe, who never complains of anything, to go down and come off."

On Miggy Almiron:

"He's a unique footballer. I don't think there is anyone better at doing what he does. All energy, all action, I'd like to see his physical stats from today because I'm sure they'll be through the roof.

"The quality shown on his finish was very reminiscent of some of the goals he scored last year and it's a great return to form for Miggy. He's such an important player for us."

They Said


Vincent Kompany - finally on the losing side to Newcastle after 14 unbeaten appearances playing for Manchester City - said:

At the moment itís not happening but itís important to retain the belief. 

"Newcastle are a top side but we stayed in the game for long periods and we had our moments. Thatís important. No one said it would be easy. Itís supposed to be tough;
it's not supposed to be easy, going to St James' Park.

"But we started well, stayed in the game and then probably made a mistake that put the game a bit away from us. I can't fault the team for the performance.

"I think there are plenty of managers who have come here, especially with promoted teams, who have said to win games here, to get a result, you need to have a little bit of luck on your side and to take your key moments, and I feel we were exactly the opposite there.

We knew that (pressing) was their strength, so itís a moment to create chances. In the first-half, the first 10 to 15 minutes, itís in those moments we created chances and even in the second-half.

"But the game happened with the bits in between, the mistake, the penalty and Newcastle are a top side, they showed itís a really tough place to come to. From our perspective, we were in the game and thatís important."


Four Premier League home games for Newcastle so far this season have brought three victories: nine points is the club's best top-flight return since 2007/08 when they had amassed 10. 

A 22nd PL goal for Miggy Almiron puts him level with Laurent Robert, one behind Kieron Dyer and four off Michael Owen.

It's 14 now in the PL for Alexander Isak, who pulls one ahead of current colleague Joe Willock and is now just one shy of Joelinton's current total. The Swedish international netted for the third successive league and cup game - the first time that he's done so since joining the club.

Nick Pope
kept his fifth successive clean sheet in all competitions, extending his shutout record to 470 minutes - his best run since up ten consecutive shutouts last season totaling 931 minutes. In PL games only, Pope's current run is 290 minutes and his highest total is 574 minutes.

Before Wednesday against Manchester City and today, the last time that Jamaal Lascelles made successive 90 minute appearances was December 2021 (Manchester City H, Manchester United H).

Fabian Schar
made his 150th competitive league and cup appearance for the club.

Newcastle's 12 point return from their opening seven PL games is their best start since 2011:

2023/24 12 points, 8th (GD +11)
2022/23 8 points, 10th (GD+1)
2021/22 3 points, 19th (GD-8)
2020/21 11 points, 11th (GD-1)
2019/20 5 points, 19th (GD-9)
2018/19 2 points, 18th (GD-6)
2017/18 10 points, 9th (GD+1)
2015/16 3 points, 19th (GD-6)
2014/15 4 points, 18th (GD-7)
2013/14 10 points, 11th (GD-3)
2012/13 9 points, 10th (GD-3)
2011/12 15 points, 3rd (GD +5)

Newcastle have now scored direct from their last 12 penalties in the Premier League:

Sep 2023 Burnley (h) Isak
Sep 2023 Brentford (h) Wilson
May 2023 Leeds United (a) Wilson
May 2023 Leeds United (a) Wilson
Mar 2023 Nottingham Forest (h) Isak
Dec 2022 Leicester City (a) Wood
Oct 2022 Aston Villa (h) Wilson
Sep 2022 Bournemouth (h) Isak
May 2022 Burnley (a) Wilson
Apr 2022
Wolves (h) Wood
Nov 2021 Norwich City (h) Wilson 
May 2021
Fulham (a) Schar

The last official spot kick miss by a Newcastle player in the PL was Joe Willock v Manchester City (h) in May 2021, although he netted the rebound. Matt Ritchie v Southampton (a) in March 2020 remains the last PL penalty that didn't lead to a goal for the Magpies.

Clarets @ SJP - last 20:

2023/24 won 2-0 Almiron, Isak (pen)
won 1-0 Wilson
2021/22 drew 0-0 (lost 3-4 pens) (LC)
2020/21 won 3-1 Saint-Maximin, Wilson 2
2019/20 drew 0-0
2018/19 won 2-0 Schar, S.Longstaff
2017/18 drew 1-1 Lascelles
2014/15 drew 3-3 S.Taylor, Colback, Sissoko
1982/83 won 3-0 Waddle, Varadi, Keegan
1979/80 drew 1-1 Davies
1978/79 won 3-1 Shoulder, Withe, Cassidy
1975/76 lost 0-1
1974/75 won 3-0 Mcdonald 2, Barrowclough
won 2-1 Macdonald, Moncur (TC)
lost 1-2 Macdonald
1970/71 won 3-1 Moncur, Ford, Robson
1969/70 lost 0-1
1968/69 won 1-0 Horsfield
1967/68 won 1-0 Sinclair
1966/67 drew 1-1 McGarry

Full record v Burnley:

  P W D L F A
SJP 54 27 13 14 95 65
TM 53 17 7 29 67 83
League 107 44 20 43 162 148
SJP(FA) 2 2 0 0 3 1
TM/H 2 1 1 0 3 1
SJP(LC) 1 0 1 0 0 0
TM 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cup 5 3 2 0 6 2
Tot 112 47 22 43 168 150



This deserved home win made it ten goals, six points and two clean sheets in the Premier League since Sunday, also advancing to the last 16 of the Carabao Cup. We've had worse weeks....

Given the form of the two sides and Newcastle's recent dominance in the fixture, a third successive league win looked odds-on before kick-off. And despite lacking both Sven Botman and Callum Wilson, United were set on their way after 14 minutes thanks to Miguel Almiron's fine strike.

The architect of the opening goal was ex-Claret Kieran Trippier, who bullied Aaron Ramsey into losing possession just outside his own area, allowing Miggy to stride infield before stylishly letting fly.

A Burnley side winless on Tyneside since 1976 and with just a single point after six games back in the top flight reached half time just one behind, but scarcely crossed the halfway line in achieving that.

Alexander Isak came close to doubling the lead when played in by Bruno on 27 minutes, but couldn't wrap his foot round the loose ball after visiting goalkeeper James Trafford blocked the initial effort.  

And only Elliot Anderson will know how he didn't get off the mark for United eight minutes later, most of the ground already celebrating his diving header from Sean Longstaff's centre before it hit Trafford on the knee, deflected off his hand and was smuggled clear of the goal line by Connor Roberts. 

Having lost the services of Anthony Gordon at West Ham next week following a fifth PL booking of the season, Newcastle's injury list then lengthened when Joelinton limped off within five minutes of his 64th minute arrival from the bench to replace Anderson. 

With neither Joe Willock nor Harvey Barnes back in harness any time soon, our midfield options are further reduced although Gordon can at least line up against PSG before his enforced break. The influence of Sean Longstaff continues to grow, his unrelenting output a component in the recent upturn in Bruno's contributions - the latter also seemingly in better fettle after his new deal was negotiated, social media photos today showing that his agent was in attendance. 

Any hopes that Vincent Kompany's side harboured of sneaking a point disappeared with the 76th minute when Ameen Al Dakhil downed Gordon in the area - Isak efficiently dispatching the resultant penalty kick into the Gallowgate net in the absence of Wilson.

That came at a vital time with Burnley showing signs of threatening to punish United's profligacy; Josh Cullen's goalbound attempt from the edge of the area blocked. Nick Pope then tipped over an Ameen Al Dakhill header at 0-2 but the game gradually petered out in seven added minutes.

The win saw Eddie Howe's side stay eighth in the table as Aston Villa and West Ham also won but the gap to the top five narrowed to just three points. As we wrote following the defeat at Brighton that began this memorable month,
"our bread and butter remains the 38 game domestic's games against Brentford, Sheffield United and Burnley that will really shape our season."

Nine points out of nine,11 goals scored and none conceded is a pretty emphatic response to those who voiced their discontent on the way back from Sussex.  


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