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Burnley up to seventh with narrow win over Newcastle

Burnley v Newcastle

Sean Dyche marked his fifth anniversary in charge of Burnley 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 unmarked 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.

The perfect anniversary present

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 former Watford boss Dyche.

This is Burnley's third season - and second in a row - in the top-flight under Dyche, who has been linked with the vacant manager's job at Everton. No longer are they 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 struck.

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.

More to follow.

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).

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