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Burnley 1-0 Newcastle United

Burnley v Newcastle
Burnley have six clean sheets in 13 Premier League games at Turf Moor in 2017

Burnley marked Sean Dyche's fifth anniversary as manager with a win as Jeff Hendrick's second league goal of the season proved enough to sink Newcastle.

A game low on quality was heading for a goalless conclusion when Hendrick tapped home Johann Berg Gudmundsson's fine cross after Rob Elliot had beaten away Jack Cork's effort.

Newcastle had earlier gone close when Ayoze Perez's curling attempt from the edge of the penalty area forced Nick Pope into a full-stretch diving save.

Joselu drilled another chance wide in the 83rd minute as the visitors fell to a 12th defeat in their last 16 top-flight away games.

Dyche has been linked with the manager's job at Everton.

"I just keep going on with my job," he said, when asked about the vacancy at Goodison Park after the game.

The perfect anniversary present

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Perfect way to mark five-year anniversary - Dyche

When Dyche took charge of Burnley on 30 October 2012, the Clarets were 14th in the Championship table.

Now they are seventh in the Premier League - level on points with sixth-placed Liverpool - after their 85th win in 211 league game under the former Watford boss.

"It's a nice looking league table but it's not a sprint. It's a marathon and we have made a good start," added Dyche.

"We never take anything for granted here because you can't do in this division as it's very tough."

This is Burnley's third season - and second in a row - in the top-flight under Dyche.

No longer are the Clarets seen as cannon fodder at this level.

This season, they've won at Chelsea and drawn away to both Tottenham and Liverpool, while they are now unbeaten in the past four at Turf Moor.

They have played better than they performed against Newcastle in a match which only came to life in the closing quarter.

The Clarets were missing club record £15m signing Chris Wood due to a hamstring injury and it looked like they were going to have to settle for a point until Hendrick pounced for his second goal in his last four league games.

The Republic of Ireland international could not miss after Gudmundsson's quality cross before, late on, Elliot denied Ashley Barnes from doubling the lead with a one-handed stop.

Not quite a manic Monday

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Burnley 1-0 Newcastle: Rafa Benitez says Magpies had control until goal

Newcastle seemed happy to settle for a point and only showed any real urgency once they fell behind after Perez had carelessly lost possession.

"We had the game under control," said Magpies boss Rafael Benitez. "I'm really disappointed."

The visitors twice went close to equalising in the closing moments - Pope keeping out substitute Isaac Hayden, before Javier Manquillo's flicked header from Jonjo Shelvey's cross landed on the roof of the net.

On another Monday night to forget for the Magpies, Christian Atsu was guilty of wasting the best chance of the first half when he poked over from close range.

Newcastle, who have failed to score in four of their 10 league games this season, have now lost 10 consecutive top-flight matches on a Monday.

Asked what his side is missing, Benitez added: "Be more precise on the ball and be more clinical. We made two or three crosses that were not the best when we were in a very good position.

"We have to carry on and improve."

Man of the match - Jack Cork (Burnley)

Jack Cork was the heartbeat in Burnley's midfield. He produced some fine challenges and it was his shot which led to Jeff Hendrick scoring the winner
Jack Cork doesn't half cover some ground. Indeed, the Clarets midfielder has covered 121.13 kilometres in the Premier League this season. No other player has done more. Cork was the heartbeat in Burnley's midfield against Newcastle

What's next?

Both teams are back in Premier League action on Saturday. At the same time as Burnley are away at Southampton (15:00 GMT), Newcastle entertain Bournemouth.

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 29Pope
  • 2Lowton
  • 5TarkowskiBooked at 75mins
  • 6Mee
  • 23Ward
  • 17Berg GudmundssonBooked at 45mins
  • 16DefourSubstituted forWestwoodat 76'minutes
  • 4CorkBooked at 62mins
  • 12Brady
  • 13Hendrick
  • 10Barnes

Substitutes

  • 9Vokes
  • 18Westwood
  • 21Wells
  • 22Lindegaard
  • 26Bardsley
  • 28Long
  • 37Arfield

Newcastle

  • 1Elliot
  • 22Yedlin
  • 6Lascelles
  • 20Lejeune
  • 19Manquillo
  • 8Shelvey
  • 10DiaméSubstituted forGayleat 83'minutes
  • 11RitchieSubstituted forMurphyat 79'minutes
  • 17PérezSubstituted forHaydenat 76'minutes
  • 30Atsu
  • 21Joselu

Substitutes

  • 2Clark
  • 7Murphy
  • 9Gayle
  • 14Hayden
  • 24Saivet
  • 26Darlow
  • 27Gámez
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
21,031

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 1, Newcastle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Newcastle United 0.

Attempt missed. Javier Manquillo (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Nick Pope.

Attempt saved. Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Florian Lejeune.

Hand ball by Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United).

Hand ball by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Attempt saved. Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey with a cross.

Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick.

Hand ball by Joselu (Newcastle United).

Attempt saved. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Dwight Gayle replaces Mohamed Diamé.

Attempt missed. Joselu (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by DeAndre Yedlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Jacob Murphy replaces Matt Ritchie.

Attempt blocked. Joselu (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Westwood replaces Steven Defour.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Isaac Hayden replaces Ayoze Pérez.

Booking

James Tarkowski (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joselu (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Tarkowski (Burnley).

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 1, Newcastle United 0. Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross.

Attempt saved. Jack Cork (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Attempt blocked. Jack Cork (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Christian Atsu.

Attempt blocked. Steven Defour (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robbie Brady.

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Jack Cork (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Cork (Burnley).

Offside, Burnley. Jack Cork tries a through ball, but Jeff Hendrick is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joselu (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

Offside, Burnley. James Tarkowski tries a through ball, but Jeff Hendrick is caught offside.

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

Attempt saved. James Tarkowski (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a cross.

Foul by Christian Atsu (Newcastle United).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 30th October 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City109103562928
2Man Utd107212341923
3Tottenham106221971220
4Chelsea106131810819
5Arsenal106131913619
6Liverpool104421716116
7Burnley1044299016
8Watford104331518-315
9Newcastle10424109114
10Southampton10343910-113
11Leicester103341414012
12Brighton103341011-112
13Huddersfield10334713-612
14Stoke103251120-911
15West Brom10244913-410
16West Ham102351019-99
17Swansea10226712-58
18Everton10226720-138
19Bournemouth10217614-87
20Crystal Palace10118421-174
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