Date: Sunday 22nd May 2022, 4.00pm
Venue: Turf Moor
1 - 2
Former Claret Kieran Trippier sent over a corner kick in front of the Jimmy
McIlroy Stand that evaded Bruno Guimaraes and reached the back post, where
Sean Longstaff was lurking on the edge of the six yard box.
The visiting midfielder didn't get the chance to head the ball though; home
defender Nathan Collins extending his arm to fist the ball away. Following
prolonged appeals, referee Craig Pawson was invited to review his initial
refusal to award a penalty on the pitchside monitor and duly concurred.
That left Callum Wilson to calmly send Nick Pope the wrong way from
the penalty spot.
NB: There was no indication of a VAR decision in progress from the Turf Moor
scoreboard - but there again they never bothered posting half time scores
either, concentrating on their somewhat ambiguous key phrase, "Together
We Can". Go down, presumably. 1-0
Half time: Clarets 0 Magpies 1
Miggy Almiron combined in central midfield and the Paraguayan
advanced before pinging a pass to the unguarded Saint-Maximin out to his
His prompt low centre arrived for Callum Wilson to tuck it inside the
far post from close range in front of the away throng.
Collins evaded Saint-Maximin and played a ball in from the right that
Maxwell Cornet met with a first time right-footed effort some 12 yards out.
That was parried by Martin Dubravka and although Josh Brownhill made a
failed attempt at a header, Cornet was behind him; the Ivorian making no
mistake with a powerful left-footed shot. 2-1
Full time: Clarets
1 Magpies 2
Eddie Howe said:
"It was a difficult game; emotionally, tactically, technically.
It was never going to be one for the purist, the atmosphere was very
intense and created a game that was unpredictable.
"I thought we did enough at 2-0, then they scored, and the last
period of the game was very difficult from our perspective, Burnley
played very well. There was some heroic defending from our players.
"It would have been very easy to drop our levels and play our part
in Burnley winning the game and ultimately staying up, but we had
standards to meet and were determined to represent the club well
today. The players deserve credit for that."
Asked about finishing 14 points clear of the third relegation place:
"Iím not sure I could have said Iíd have seen
it coming, to be honest with you. December was a very difficult
month for us. We came in and on the horizon was a very tough month,
with Liverpool and Manchester City, and we had a squad that was
suffering with injuries at the time, then we suffered the low of
Cambridge (in the FA Cup). This was a position that seemed a long,
long way away then.
"I have to compliment the players for how they have dug in, for how
they have united together. There were plenty of examples throughout the team
of players fighting for the shirt, giving their all, and I think the players
deserve a huge amount of credit.Ē
On Joelinton's injury:
"It didnít look good at the time; I could see from the way
he went down, I was thinking, ĎThis could be seriousí. Itís a deep
laceration, and I think when the doctor saw him initially, he could see part
of his bone.
"It was quite deep, so we knew immediately we had to withdraw him. He
was in good spirits in the dressing room though. He had a boot on, but said
he was okay, so thatís great news."
oh go on then, one more time
U23 coach turned Interim boss Mike Jackson:
"That won't go away for a long, long time, in fact it won't go
away, it will always be there, it's something I'll have to live
with, but it will never go away.
"It's really raw at the moment, gutted for the fans and the players.
It's hard to find words sometimes, but I just said to the group,
they've given everything for the games we've been here, and
sometimes that's all you can ask of anybody.
"First half today we obviously gave the penalty away, which takes a
bit of the sting out of us, third game in a week as well, and down
on bodies, so it's not ideal. But they gave everything they can,
second half we got the goal back and had some really good chances to
get back in it, on another day...
"The lads are going to be (distraught), but there's not a lot
you can say, it will take a long, long time to get over, but I'm
sure some of these players will go from strength to strength and
"I thanked them for what they've done as a group, how they came
together, with what's happened with their mates getting injured and things
going against you, and I think they've been brilliant, they kept fighting.
"The fans came in their numbers again and were brilliant and stayed
right to the end with us, and we're just gutted we couldn't stay in the
"Everything was put in to try and achieve staying up, and I haven't done
that, so it's gutting. We had some really good chances, and on another day
if you take them, who knows?
"The injuries have nipped us obviously, but the group still went to
Spurs, Villa and produced performances. I knew the game was going to be like
that today, once you give that first goal away, they make it very difficult,
the back four doesn't move a lot, doesn't come out of its shape, and away
from home as well, it was difficult.
"We had some good moments as well in the first half, I thought it was
tight, not a lot in it, the penalty changed the mood. It was two teams
scrapping it out, but we then had to chase, and that can add to the
"We chased it second half but didn't take our chances."
their largest Premier League points total since 2014, in
their highest finishing position since 2018:
2013/14 10th place, 49 points
2014/15 15th place, 39 points
2015/16 18th place, 37 points
2017/18 10th place, 44 points
2018/19 13th place, 45 points
2019/20 13th place, 44 points
2020/21 12th place, 45 points
2021/22 11th place, 49 points
Following a 1-0 home win in December, United completed a PL
double over Burnley thanks to victory at Turf Moor - their only double of the season.
The Magpies ended the season with five PL away wins - at Leeds, Brentford,
Southampton, Norwich and Burnley. All of those have come in 2022.
Away record - last two seasons:
2020/21: 22 points (6 wins, 4 draws, 9 defeats, 20 goals)
2021/22: 19 points (5 wins, 4 draws, 10 defeats, 18 goals)
Magpies @ Turf Moor - last 10:
2021/22 Won 2-1 Wilson 2(1pen)
2020/21 Won 2-1 Murphy, Saint-Maximin
2019/20 Lost 0-1
2018/19 Won 2-1 og(Mee), Clark
2017/18 Lost 0-1
2014/15 Drew 1-1 Cisse
2000/01 Won 1-0 Cort (FR)
1982/83 Lost 0-1
1979/80 Lost 2-3 Shoulder, Barton
1978/79 Lost 0-1
Final away game results - PL:
2021/22 Won 2-1 at Burnley
2020/21 Won 2-0 at Fulham
2019/20 Drew 0-0 at Brighton
2018/19 Won 4-0 at Fulham
2017/18 Lost 0-1 at Spurs
2015/16 Drew 0-0 at Aston Villa
2014/15 Lost 1-2 at QPR
2013/14 Lost 1-2 at Liverpool
2012/13 Won 2-1 at QPR
2011/12 Lost 1-3 at Everton
2010/11 Drew 2-2 at Chelsea
2008/09 Lost 0-1 at Aston Villa
2007/08 Lost 1-3 at Everton
2006/07 Drew 1-1 at Watford
2005/06 Drew 0-0 at Birmingham City
2004/05 Lost 0-2 at Everton
2003/04 Drew 1-1 at Liverpool
2002/03 Drew 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion
2001/02 Lost 1-3 at Southampton
2000/01 Lost 0-3 at Liverpool
1999/00 Drew 0-0 at Derby County
1998/99 Lost 0-2 at Leicester City
1997/98 Lost 0-1 at Blackburn Rovers
1996/97 Drew 0-0 at Manchester United
1995/96 Drew 1-1 at Nottingham Forest
1994/95 Lost 0-1 at Blackburn Rovers
1993/94 Lost 0-2 at Sheffield United
NUFC PL top scorers
- 10 or less:
2005/06 Alan Shearer 10
2008/09 Obafemi Martins/Michael Owen 8
2017/18 Ayoze Perez 8
2021/22 Callum Wilson 8
2004/05 Craig Bellamy/Alan Shearer 7
2019/20 Shelvey 6
1997/98 John Barnes 6
2000/01 Carl Cort/Nolberto Solano 6
PL goalscorers 2021/22 (total of 44):
Callum Wilson 8
Bruno Guimaraes 5
Allan Saint-Maximin 5
Jonjo Shelvey 2
Ryan Fraser 2
Kieran Trippier 2
Fabian Schar 2
Joe Willock 2
Chris Wood 2
Miggy Almiron 1
Isaac Hayden 1
Jeff Hendrick 1
Jamaal Lascelles 1
Sean Longstaff 1
Javier Manquillo 1
Jacob Murphy 1
Callum Wilson now has 20 goals in a Newcastle shirt, all in the
PL. They came from 44 appearances (39 starts).
He's the eighth English-born player to reach 20 goals in the
PL, after Kieron Dyer (23), Michael Owen (26), Robert Lee (34), Les
Ferdinand (41), Andy Cole (43), Peter Beardsley (46) and Alan
The final two victories of the season took Eddie Howe statistically
above Sir Bobby Robson in our list of Premier League managers. With
44 points from 27 games, Howe's points return is now 54.3% and win
percentage is 48.1%. Bobby's are 53.2% and 44.1% respectively,
albeit from 188 games.
Both are still way behind Kevin Keegan's first spell in charge
(61.5% points, 54.5% win) and even if both periods in charge for
Keegan are combined, he is still some way ahead.
Two teams going in opposite directions met at Turf Moor on
Sunday; defeat for the hosts ending a six season stay in the top
flight while victory for the visitors capped a sensational seasonal
Burnley went into the game knowing that Premier League survival
depended on matching or bettering the outcome of Leeds United's trip
Their hopes of achieving that took a nose dive in the 20th minute
however, when Kieran Trippier's corner kick was fisted away from
Sean Longstaff at the back post by home defender Nathan Collins.
A VAR review sent referee Craig Pawson across to the pitchside
screen and the outcome of that was never in doubt - Pawson amending
his original decision, Callum Wilson sending Nick Pope the wrong way
from 12 yards.
That handed Eddie Howe's current side a deserved advantage against
one of his former ones; Burnley giving little indication of their
plight and simply unable to lay a glove on The Magpies.
Newcastle made two changes from the side that saw off Arsenal (Lascelles
for Schar and Trippier for Krafth) but were forced into an early
alteration when Joelinton was stretchered off with a gashed leg.
Coming close to doubling their lead just before the break when Allan
Saint-Maximin was denied by Pope, United established a two goal
cushion on the hour to seemingly condemn the Clarets.
Occupying a more central role after Jacob Murphy replaced Joelinton,
Miggy Almiron pushed forward in possession before supplying Saint-Maximin
on the left and he teed up Wilson to tuck it inside the far post.
Only then did Mike Jackson's side respond to the urgings of the home
crowd and aim balls into the Newcastle box - Maxwel Cornet firing
home at the second attempt in the 69th minute to raise the noise
At that point Leeds still led at Brentford, but
the Bees levelled to leave Burnley needing an equaliser to drag
themselves back to fourth bottom.
Despite a succession of corner kicks and one timely intervention by
Matt Targett in his own six yard box, the hosts were unable to find
a second goal - former Claret Chris Wood introduced to add some
additional height at set pieces and given an inevitable hostile
reception by his former fans.
Attempting to catch Burnley on the break, Newcastle looked like
teeing up a hat-trick goal for Wilson on three occasions - only for
Almiron to selfishly blaze over, Bruno to fall over before pulling
the ball back and Murphy finally to be foiled as he tried to dribble
along the byline.
It finished 2-1 to the visitors though, a collective sigh from the
home ranks in added time indicating that Leeds were ahead again down
in West London, leaving Burnley needing to score twice.
Thankfully the full time whistle didn't prompt any sort of pitch
invasion, meaning that the Newcastle officials and players were able
to salute the travelling support as they returned to the dressing
day 12th in the table, Brighton's home victory over West Ham denied
Newcastle a top half finish but their astonishing final tally of 49
points was enough to snag 11th. Had Wilson not missed 16 games, that
could well have been higher.
It's also worth noting that we avoided relegation by 14 points - a
tally we only reached by winning at Leeds in January. That first
away victory of the season was pivotal to our revival, coming after
the 1-1 draw with Watford when it looked for all the world as if we
were powerless to alter our fate. If Jonjo Shelvey does nothing else
in a black and white shirt, then his strike at Elland Road restored
hope in the stands and belief in the dressing room. Not quite David
Kellyesque, but of great significance.
All concerned deserve
great credit for harnessing the boardroom changes to reset the club
since last October. The power of positive playing - and supporting -
has exorcised the demons of a nightmarish first half of the season
and watching this lot is again a pleasure rather than a duty.
While Burnley drop into the Championship amid massive financial
uncertainty in the wake of their takeover, the only way now looks to
be up for the black and whites: "ticking over" is no longer
acceptable round here.
Choruses of from the away end of "we'll meet again, don't know
where don't know when" were meant for the home fans, but equally
could be have been directed at a good chunk of the away side.
Whoever ends up making way for the anticipated influx though can
leave content in the fact that they've played their part in a job
well done, providing a solid base for future growth by quite simply
stopping the rot.
So often we've reached this point on our knees, glad to see the back
of another prison sentence of a season. We didn't want this one to
finish though - and won't be alone counting the days until the next
one comes around.
Howay the lads!
PS: Is it that time again? Following the aborted 2019/20
campaign and the purgatory that was 2020/21, this season has been a
welcome return to the "old ways" of travelling round the country and
encountering like-minded souls - whose disposition became
increasingly sunny as results improved.
The usual gratitude and appreciation is expressed to those whose
efforts ensured that we got through another season mostly intact.