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Back in Tyne: Five memorable matches against Burnley

Written by Luke Vinton

Ahead of Newcastle United's Premier League clash with Burnley on Tuesday night (kick-off 8pm GMT), we take a look at some of the Magpies' most memorable clashes with the Clarets...

United pegged back on New Years' Day (2015)

Newcastle were held to an entertaining 3-3 draw against Burnley as George Boyd netted an 86th-minute equaliser for the Clarets.

It had been 33 years since the two sides last met at St. James' Park, with the first three goals all scored by Newcastle-born players, although Steven Taylor's opener was cancelled out by an unfortunate own goal from Paul Dummett.

Jack Colback's excellent strike from long range restored the Magpies' lead before Sean Dyche's men got back on level terms through Danny Ings. Despite Moussa Sissoko giving Newcastle the lead on a third occasion, the home side missed the opportunity of gaining back-to-back home wins through Boyd's late leveller.

Keegan continues fine debut season (1982)

After Chris Waddle opened the scoring against Burnley, Kevin Keegan - with eight Second Division goals already to his name - added to his goal tally to double the Magpies' advantage.

Keegan, a two-time European Footballer of the Year, joined the Magpies in the summer of 1982, making an instant impact with the supporters after scoring on an unforgettable debut against Queens Park Rangers.

Imre Varadi sealed a convincing 3-0 victory as Arthur Cox's side jumped into the top half of the league table. United finished fifth at the end of the campaign.

Supermac haunts Clarets with Burnley brace (1975)

Malcolm Macdonald, who netted a double in Newcastle's 2-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Burnley in 1974, was on hand to punish the Lancashire side once again in this First Division clash.

The striker's 13th minute opener, along with Stewart Barrowclough's strike for the Magpies, gave the home side a comfortable lead before Macdonald notched his second in the final minutes.

The prolific centre-forward won the golden boot that season with an eye-catching 21 goals despite United only finishing in 15th place.

Moncur's rare goal guides Magpies to victory (1970)

One of the finest captains in Newcastle United's history, defender Bob Moncur only managed to score nine goals during his 14-year stint on Tyneside.

However, one of his strikes came during Newcastle's 3-1 win over the Clarets, with the Scottish international grabbing the opener after six minutes only for Burnley to equalise before the break, courtesy of Eric Probert.

With the game approaching its latter stages, David Ford restored United's lead before Bryan Robson doubled their advantage with a stoppage-time finish.

Seventh heaven for Robledo (1951)

George Robledo, one half of the famous Robledo brothers, was in tremendous goalscoring form as the Magpies claimed a 7-1 victory over Burnley on Tyneside.

George, who joined United along with sibling Ted, struck four past Burnley with Newcastle confirming the rout with George Hannah's brace and Bobby Mitchell's strike.

Robledo finished the season with 33 league goals and also netted a late winner in United's 1-0 FA Cup final triumph over Arsenal, equalling Hughie Gallacher's scoring record of 39 goals in all competitions and becoming the first non-British-registered foreign player to become top scorer in England.

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