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2018 Day 3 - Burnley

Relocating to Lancashire we head for Burnley

Played: 103 (99 league, 4 FAC)
Won: 41 (38 league, 3 FAC)
Drawn: 20 (19 league, 1 FAC)
Lost: 42 (42 league)

Other: (One Texaco Cup tie in 1973/74: at SJP)

Full record v Burnley:

  P W D L F A
SJP 49 23 12 14 87 64
TM 50 15 7 28 63 80
League 99 38 19 42 150 144
SJP(FA) 2 2 0 0 3 1
TM/H 2 1 1 0 3 1
SJP(LC) 0 0 0 0 0 0
TM 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cup 4 3 1 0 6 2
Tot 103 41 20 42 156 146


 51, Turf Moor: 51, Hillsborough: 1

Most common scores:

Won: 1-0 (six times)
1-1 (twelve times)
0-1 (twelve times)
Both teams have hit seven and five but neither have hit a round half dozen against each other.


NUFC failed to win any away league and cup games between Dec 1975 and Nov 2018.
Burnley last won on Tyneside in April 1976.


BFC league doubles over NUFC: 8 (1897/88, 1914/15, 1920/21, 1925/26,1928/29, 1946/47, 1959/60, 1960/61) 
NUFC league doubles over BFC: 7 (1899/00, 1924/25, 1929/30, 1934/35, 1936/37, 1953/54, 1954/55)

Most games in a season: 4 (1953/54)

Longest gap between games: March 1983 to December 2014

First: Saturday 2nd February 1895 Newcastle 2 Burnley 1 (FA Cup)
"The victory was very popular in the North, where all along the chances of the United were looked on with confidence" (Lancashire Evening Post)

Monday 26th November 2018 Burnley 1 Newcastle 2 (Premier League)
"It was a late night for Newcastle fans, who cheered their team noisily during and after their win. Kick-off at Turf Moor was delayed by 30 minutes after Eddie Wolstenholme, the referee assessor, collapsed in the players’ tunnel." (Daily Telegraph)

Best: Saturday 15th September 1951 Newcastle 7 Burnley 1 (First Division)
"Not since 1937 have Burnley had such a tousing" (Daily Mirror)

Wednesday 29th August 1928 Newcastle 2 Burnley 7 (First Division)
"There was a storm of hooting at the close of the match when the teams retired. Hill seemed to be the object of disapprobation." (Dundee Evening Telegraph)

NUFC v BFC gallery:

September 1938: Clarets beaten 3-2 on Tyneside in Division Two

March 1969: a 1-0 home success in Division One

March 1974: Malcolm at Hillsborough

February 1975: A 3-0 home success on Tyneside

December 1979: a 2-3 loss in Lancashire on Boxing Day

December 2014: Papiss Cisse saves a point at Turf Moor

NUFC v BFC - moment in history:

Friday October 26th 1928: my name is Jack

Regular First Division opponents after football resumed following the Armistice, meetings between Newcastle and Burnley were memorably dominated by the Clarets during 1928, with the Magpies beaten three times in seven months and conceding no less than 16 goals in the process.

Following a 1-5 loss at Turf Moor in March of that year, the 1928/29 season saw Burnley waltz to a 7-2 victory on Tyneside in August before registering a 4-3 success in Lancashire a month later.

Centre forward George Beel hogged the headlines by scoring seven times, to take his tally against Newcastle to 16 in seven seasons. However another architect of Magpie misery was Burnley centre half Jack Hill, an England international from Hetton-le-Hole in County Durham. 

Standing six foot three and weighing over 13 stone, the former coal miner and a WW1 veteran was a constant thorn in Newcastle's side. That was epitomised by his "keen tackling" during the 7-2 game, which reportedly caused United's Hughie Gallacher walk off the field in disgust at one point and saw Hill barracked by home followers. 

Gallacher though recommended that Newcastle sign Hill and within a month of that third defeat by Burnley, a club record fee of £8,100 had secured the 31 year-old amid interest from the mackems.

As a measure of Hill's importance, with him in their side United ended an eight game losing run to Burnley the following October. They then completed a seasonal double over the Clarets six months later, hastening their relegation from the top flight a few weeks later. 

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