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Back in Tyne: Five memorable matches against Burnley

Ahead of Newcastle United's Premier League clash with Burnley on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm GMT), we take a look at some of the Magpies' most memorable clashes with the Clarets...

Magpies win on Burnley's turf (2018/2019)

Newcastle United picked up their third successive Premier League win with a 2-1 win against Burnley - their first victory at Turf Moor since 1975.

The Monday night game was delayed by 30 minutes due to a medical emergency involving referee assessor Eddie Wolstenholme but a bright start from United, courtesy of Federico Fernández's effort - deflected in by Burnley's Ben Mee for an own goal - and Ciaran Clark's header, gave United a two-goal advantage inside 23 minutes.

Sam Vokes halved the deficit before the break but Newcastle held on for maximum points despite Matt Ritchie's close-range miss and Joselu hitting the post.

United pegged back on New Years' Day (2014/2015)

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.

A fabulous goal and Sean Longstaff's maiden Premier League strike (2018/2019)

A sensational goal from Fabian Schär and Sean Longstaff's first Premier League goal secured gave the Magpies a 2-0 victory last time out against Burnley at St. James' Park.

Prior to the clash, Burnley were unbeaten in eight matches and had picked up more points in 2019 than title challengers Liverpool. 

However, Schär opened the scoring in sensational style with a long range strike which flew viciously in off the post before Longstaff, an Academy graduate with the Magpies, doubled United's advantage with a low strike in front of the Leazes End. 

The win was United's fourth in six games and earned a first league double over the Clarets since the 1954/55 campaign.

Keegan continues fine debut season (1982/1983)

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 (1974/1975)

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 stages of the encounter.

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

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