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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...

A Fabulous screamer and Sean Longstaff's first Premier League goal (2018/2019)

Fabian Schär's sensational opener and Sean Longstaff's maiden Premier League goal secured the Magpies a 2-0 victory against Burnley at St. James' Park during the 2018/19 season.

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 a delighted 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.

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

Newcastle entered 2015 in memorable fashion after being involved in a six-goal thriller at St. James' Park, with the Magpies being held to an entertaining 3-3 draw against Burnley.

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 after George Boyd netted a late leveller.

Maxi magic and Wilson's brace (2020/21)

Newcastle United secured their first home win of the 2020/21 campaign following a 3-1 victory over Burnley, courtesy of Allan Saint-Maximin's solo finish and Callum Wilson's first goals at St. James' Park since arriving from AFC Bournemouth.

The hosts broke the deadlock at St. James' Park through Saint-Maximin's impressive run and finish, twisting and turning before firing a low strike past Clarets 'keeper Nick Pope before Ashley Westwood levelled for Sean Dyche's side in the second-half.

Wilson restored United's lead four minutes later after converting Saint-Maximin's low cross before the Coventry-born striker doubled Newcastle's advantage from the penalty spot after Ryan Fraser was fouled by Pope.

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.

Keegan continues fine debut season (1982/1983)

Newcastle recorded a fine 3-0 victory against Burnley, courtesy of goals from Chris Waddle, Kevin Keegan and Imre Varardi.

After Waddle opened the scoring against the Clarets, 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.

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 1982/83 campaign.



Six-goal thriller against the Clarets

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