Burnley’s George Boyd thwarts Newcastle with late goal to grab point

John Carver’s audition for Alan Pardew’s old job concluded with a smattering of boos and two dropped points. The jeers were a little harsh on a day that could hardly have provided more entertainment – albeit some of it was of the slapstick variety – but the caretaker’s increasingly anxious expression betrayed the reality that this was far from a vintage Newcastle United performance.

With Danny Ings, Ashley Barnes and George Boyd impressing, Burnley, surely a decent bet to avoid relegation, fully merited the draw and probably more at the end of a day in which they hit the woodwork four times.

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