Burnley 1-2 Newcastle: Player ratings as Magpies condemn Clarets to relegation


Burnley were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday evening as Newcastle came away from Turf Moor with a 2-1 victory.

Before Maxwel Cornet’s strike gave the hosts a slither of hope, goals from Callum Wilson either side of half time ensured the conclusion of the Clarets’ six-year stay in England’s top flight although, in truth, Mike Jackson’s men never really looked like matching Leeds’ eventual victory at Brentford.

Indeed, after a cagey start to the game, the hosts shot themselves in the foot as a ridiculous defensive decision from Nathan Collins allowed the visitors to open things up at the 20-minute mark.

The young defender inexplicably stretched his arm out from a Magpies corner, knocking the ball on with his hand at the far post. Wilson stepped up to take the spot kick and duly tucked it away to put the Clarets into the relegation zone in the live table.

The hosts reacted well to going a goal down but simply lacked the quality and cohesion in advanced areas to hurt their opposition and, generally against the run of play, it was Eddie Howe’s side that saw the best opportunity before the half-time whistle.



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