Nigeria News App

Join NN App My Account
Stats: 313 members, 1,776 topics. Date:   Tue, 18 2018 at 02:12 pm
For more please contact us @

Nigerian News

FrontPage Forum Must Read Latest Posts Breaking News Entertainment Politics Business Economy Sports Romance General Hausa News
Trending : Buhari 2019 Buharis Bank Police Osinbajo Dont
Join NN App Earn by reading news Sign in My earnings Invite friends Income record How it works FAQ Testimonial Income support Today offer

Newscastle Beat Burnley To Claim Third Successive Win

By - - [Sports ]
Newscastle Beat Burnley To Claim Third Successive Win

Newcastle recorded their third successive Premier League victory as they capitalised on Burnley’s defensive frailties to move up to 13th in the table.

Federico Fernandez’s effort, which deflected in off Clarets defender Ben Mee for an own goal, and Ciaran Clark’s header from a Matt Ritchie cross proved decisive for Rafael Benitez’s side.

Burnley had lost their past 23 top-flight matches in which they had conceded the first two goals and, although, Sam Vokes responded for the home side – connecting with Mee’s long ball to loop a header over goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from almost 18 yards – they were unable to force an equaliser.

In truth that would have been harsh on Newcastle, who were superior for long periods and could have added to their tally through Matt Ritchie and substitute Joselu, who struck the post.

The result leaves Burnley 17th in the table, one point above the relegation zone.

Burnley’s defensive woe continues

While Burnley began the encounter having scored the same number of goals (12) as at this stage last term, their major problems have come at the other end of the pitch.

Their success in finishing seventh in the Premier League in May was largely based on their solid defence, but those foundations have crumbled in a start littered with individual and collective errors.

Clark’s goal was the 27th they have conceded this season – it took until 31 March for them to concede that many in 2017-18.

Both of Newcastle’s first-half goals were symptomatic of those problems. Mee’s own goal came after Clarets forward Chris Wood made a dreadful attempt to clear a corner under little pressure, and it was compounded when the defender diverted a shot past Joe Hart that appeared to be drifting wide.

Newcastle’s second was another gift, with Burnley initially failing to react at a corner and then allowing Clark a free header from eight yards.

Things might have been worse for the hosts but Magpies wing-back Matt Ritchie somehow contrived to miss from two yards out in the second period after another defensive error.

Burnley also appear to be suffering from another problem, with former England defender Danny Mills identifying the predictable nature of their attacking play as a further area of concern.

“I’m a massive fan of Sean Dyche, but you can’t keep playing like that – pumping long balls up to two big lads up front,” Mills told BBC Radio 5 live.

“They need something different. They’ll score the odd goal like that but not two or three and then you’re not going to dominate sides, so you’ll always be under pressure. They need to change the way they play.”

Like .

Others are reading

12 Comments Nigeria News
olakunle031009• 3 weeks ago
Olite1996• 3 weeks ago
Abidoun• 3 weeks ago
Iamajtofunmi• 3 weeks ago
Vicharles• 3 weeks ago
I said it
iammicharles• 3 weeks ago
they're on form
Irphilippe• 3 weeks ago
Up Newcastle
AdetolaAkomolafe• 3 weeks ago
innkayobami• 3 weeks ago
It's not a new thing
Fatimabello• 3 weeks ago
Iyamahsolomon• 3 weeks ago
Raymond• 3 weeks ago

(Go Up)

Have a news to share? Contact Email:

NIGERIA NEWS APP ( is a website owned by IAR (IJMBway Alevel Registraion) a registered company that pays you for reading news, commenting on every news, sharing our ads on Twitter/ Facebook, inviting friends & family and logging daily. You can make upto ₦200,000 just by inviting people to read Latest Nigerian News & Breaking News in Nigeria. Register today with ₦1,600 to become a member.

© 2018 - Nigerian News App.