• Burnley named same team for sixth game running
  • The Clarets had to replace three players in the first half
  • Newcastle caretaker boss John Carver denied win
  • United unbeaten at home on New Year's Day in Premier League

George Boyd scored a late equaliser for injury-hit Burnley to deny Newcastle caretaker-manager John Carver victory.

Carver, in charge ahead of Alan Pardew's expected departure, saw Steven Taylor head Newcastle in front before a Paul Dummett own goal made it 1-1.

Jack Colback fired Newcastle back ahead with Burnley then losing a third player to injury before half-time.

Danny Ings made it 2-2 and after Moussa Sissoko had put United in front for a third time, Boyd grabbed a point.

Having fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Manchester City last time out, this was another remarkable fightback from the Clarets to take the edge off Carver's big day.

Carver's one previous experience as caretaker-manager at St James' Park had brought him a 3-0 win over Blackburn Rovers when he stood in following the dismissal of Sir Bobby Robson in August, 2004.

The appointment of Graeme Souness as manager heralded Carver's departure the following month but the 49-year-old, who returned as Pardew's assistant in January 2011, hopes to stay around longer this time.

With Steve Stone and Peter Beardsley alongside him in the dug-out, United's management team had a strong Geordie feel.

And with the scorers of the first three goals all Tynesiders, the game's script looked set to be followed.

Burnley, though, have confounded their relatively small budget all season and did it again on their first visit to St James' Park for a league game since November 1982.

Their cause wasn't helped by losing captain Jason Shackell to injury after just 15 minutes and his misfortune set the tone for an incident-packed first half.

Shackell's replacement, Kevin Long, lasted just 20 minutes before being stretchered off and Burnley also lost key midfielder Dean Marney.

Having picked the same side for six successive games, Burnley manager Sean Dyche was now having to patch his team up and totally re-shape his back four.

But Newcastle failed to take advantage and after ending a run of three successive league defeats against Everton last Sunday, the home side must view the game against Burnley as a missed opportunity.

Colback's excellent strike from 25 yards had restored their lead after Dummett had headed past goalkeeper Jak Alnwick to give Burnley the first of their three equalisers.

But rather than kick on, Newcastle found themselves outplayed by the visitors after half time. Ings and Ashley Barnes, for a second time, both hit the woodwork before the former glanced in his fifth goal of the season.

It looked as if Sissoko had nicked the win for United, but Burnley thoroughly deserved the point they gained by virtue of Boyd's fourth goal of the season - a low shot fired into the bottom corner.

Peter Beardsley, John Carver and Steve Stone

Peter Beardsley (left) was promoted from his player development role to assist John Carver and Steve Stone (right)

Steven Taylor scores Newcastle's opening goal against Burnley

Steven Taylor scored his first goal of the season after being restored to Newcastle's starting line-up

Paul Dummett own goal

Paul Dummett (left) inadvertently equalises for Burnley with a headed own goal

Jack Colback puts Newcastle 2-1 ahead

Jack Colback hadn't scored for Newcastle in his first 20 appearances but now has two goals in two games

Injured Burnley defender Kevin Long

Burnley defender Kevin Long lasted just 20 minutes of his Premier League debut before becoming the third Burnley player to go off injured

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Newcastle United

  • 31 Alnwick
  • 22 Janmaat Booked
  • 27 Taylor (Williamson - 60' Booked )
  • 02 Coloccini
  • 36 Dummett
  • 24 Tioté
  • 14 Colback
  • 17 Pérez
  • 07 Sissoko
  • 11 Gouffran (Haidara - 71' )
  • 29 Riviere (Armstrong - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Santon
  • 06 Williamson
  • 08 Anita
  • 19 Haidara
  • 20 Cabella
  • 32 Armstrong
  • 41 Woodman

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier Booked
  • 25 Keane
  • 05 Shackell (Long - 17' )
  • 06 Mee Booked
  • 21 Boyd Booked
  • 14 Jones
  • 08 Marney (Reid - 32' )
  • 37 Arfield
  • 10 Ings Booked
  • 30 Barnes

Substitutes

  • 07 Wallace
  • 11 Kightly
  • 17 Sordell
  • 18 Reid
  • 19 Jutkiewicz
  • 22 Gilks
  • 28 Long (Reid - 37' )
Ref: Mike Dean
Att: 51,761

Match Stats

Possession

52 48

Shots

10 15

On target

4 4

Corners

5 5

Fouls

12 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Newcastle United 3, Burnley 3.

90:00 +5:50 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Newcastle United 3, Burnley 3.

90:00 +5:38

Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +5:38

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

90:00 +4:37

Foul by Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United).

90:00 +4:37

Michael Kightly (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:26

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

90:00 +3:26

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:34

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United).

90:00 +2:34

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:50 Booking

Booking George Boyd (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +1:42

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +1:42

Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

90:00 +0:28

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

89:32

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Cheick Tioté.

89:29

Attempt blocked. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:36 Booking

Booking Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88:32

Foul by Michael Williamson (Newcastle United).

88:32

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

87:43

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

87:14

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

85:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 3, Burnley 3. George Boyd (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

84:25

Foul by Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United).

84:25

George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:54

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:54

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

83:14 Booking

Booking Kieran Trippier (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

83:09 Booking

Booking Ben Mee (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:48

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

82:48

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

77:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 3, Burnley 2. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Armstrong.

77:40

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

77:09

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:09

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

74:00

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Fabricio Coloccini.

73:13

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by George Boyd with a cross.

72:14

Foul by Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United).

72:14

Steven Reid (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:10

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United).

71:10

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Massadio Haidara replaces Yoan Gouffran.

68:45

Foul by Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United).

68:45

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

67:06 Booking

Booking Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67:03

Foul by Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United).

67:03

Michael Kightly (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 2, Burnley 2. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Kightly with a cross.

63:58

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

63:57

Attempt saved. George Boyd (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

63:08 Booking

Booking Danny Ings (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

63:04

Danny Ings (Burnley) has gone down, but that's a dive.

61:30

Ben Mee (Burnley) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by David Jones with a cross following a corner.

60:49

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Fabricio Coloccini.

59:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Michael Williamson replaces Steven Taylor because of an injury.

59:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

57:29

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

57:17

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:17

Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

56:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Adam Armstrong replaces Emmanuel Rivière.

53:54

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

53:52

Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Barnes.

47:52

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:52

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

47:48

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

47:45

Danny Ings (Burnley) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

46:15

Attempt missed. George Boyd (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Michael Kightly with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Newcastle United 2, Burnley 1.

45:00 +4:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Newcastle United 2, Burnley 1.

45:00 +2:57

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

45:00 +2:57

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

45:00 +1:06

Attempt missed. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by David Jones.

44:38

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:38

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

40:17

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:17

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

37:22

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:22

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

36:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Steven Reid replaces Kevin Long because of an injury.

36:11

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

33:05

Delay in match Kevin Long (Burnley) because of an injury.

32:47

Foul by Emmanuel Rivière (Newcastle United).

32:47

Kevin Long (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Michael Kightly replaces Dean Marney because of an injury.

27:16

Foul by Paul Dummett (Newcastle United).

27:16

George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 2, Burnley 1. Jack Colback (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat.

23:30

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:30

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

22:57

Attempt blocked. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:21 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Paul Dummett, Newcastle United. Newcastle United 1, Burnley 1.

16:54

Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

16:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Kevin Long replaces Jason Shackell because of an injury.

16:08

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

15:26

Delay in match Jason Shackell (Burnley) because of an injury.

14:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 1, Burnley 0. Steven Taylor (Newcastle United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Colback with a cross following a corner.

13:54

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Ben Mee.

11:08

Attempt blocked. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

9:45

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

9:19

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

7:08

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Rivière (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat with a cross.

5:40

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

5:38

Attempt blocked. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

5:10

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Michael Keane.

4:40

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:40

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

3:39

Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

3:32

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

1:59

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Scott Arfield.

0:52

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Danny Ings with a through ball.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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