Newcastle moved up to 13th in the Premier League as they capitalised on Burnley’s defensive frailties to record their third successive victory.
A Federico Fernandez effort that deflected in off Clarets defender Ben Mee, and Ciaran Clark’s header from a Matt Ritchie cross, proved decisive for Rafael Benitez’s side.
Burnley had lost each of their last 23 top-flight matches in which they had conceded the first two goals.
And while Sam Vokes responded for the home side – connecting with Mee’s long ball to loop a header over goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from almost 18 yards – they were unable to force an equaliser.
In truth that would have been harsh on Newcastle who were superior for long periods and could have added to their tally through Matt Ritchie and substitute Joselu, who struck the post.
The result leaves Burnley 17th in the table, one point above the relegation zone.
More to follow.
Source BBC News