Burnley (h) Premier League
40 mins Jonjo Shelvey's corner
kick from the North East quadrant eventually ended up at the feet of Joe
Willock on the United left and his deep cross tempted Clarets 'keeper Nick
Pope off his line towards the penalty spot.
Half time: Magpies
1 Clarets 0
Eddie Howe said:
"I don't think we started the game well, but I thought we got a lot
better as the game went on. The last period of the game, given we haven't
won for so long, was always going to be nervy, but I thought we dealt with
it pretty well.
"Hopefully we can continue to foster the spirit that we've generated in a few weeks. Hopefully we can go on to good things. We needed a win; draws aren't going to keep us in this league. This will give everyone a lift.
"That feeling you get when you win is what you crave, you want I again and again. Hopefully this will give the players that inner belief that we can win. I believe when we are at our best we can compete with all teams in the Premier League and we are going to have to, because we're going to need some results against some of the big guns to achieve our aims.
"Absolutely delighted for
everyone connected with the club. It was a massive game for us, and I
thought the lads responded.
"We have tried to bring our philosophy to the team, to be front-foot and more aggressive. Confidence is key in any sport and we have lacked that, but today goes a long way to rebuilding that.
"Historically we have said you need to take points off the top teams and that will be the task in December.
"(The transfer window) will be important, but the players we have here we like and we need to maximise them first.
"The market changes so much and quickly.
People are planning for that, but my sole focus is coaching the team. I love
working with this group. They are hungry and want to achieve. We must be prepared to fight, but, first, we have to enjoy this moment.Ē
Sean Dyche said:
"That continues to be a challenge for us, those cutting
edge moments and trying to find a way in that top third. That is the
challenge thatís ahead of us because generally the performance was solid and
At the 15th time of asking and a mere 195 days after they last
collected maximum points, Newcastle finally ended their winless run on
Saturday - to the unbridled delight of those present at Gallowgate.