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Burnley 1 Newcastle 4 – Match ratings and commentaries on all Newcastle United players

We asked ‘Matt Busby said to Joe Harvey’ to give us his match ratings and player commentary after Burnley 1 Newcastle 4.

A potential banana peel turned into a walk in the metaphorical sunshine on an otherwise dull afternoon in East Lancashire.

Three good points at half-time, four different goalscorers, a missed penalty and plenty of chances made it a very comfortable afternoon for Newcastle United, who are now sixth with European qualification in hand.

“Europe Again, Ole, Ole” the away player sang incessantly as the match came to an end and starting with our fans, I give them a perfect 10 for their excellent performance yesterday.

Player Ratings

Dubravka – 7.5

I’m not going to change my mind about Dubravka, but to be fair, he didn’t have much to do and what he did was pretty good, especially that save from Larsen at 0-0, which if he had conceded he might have done yesterday afternoon. turned out very differently.

Could he have been in a better position in front of their goal? Maybe, but maybe I’m being harsh in thinking he could?

Livramento – 8.5

I thought Livramento was fantastic.

He defended well and came on the field a lot. The run that led to our first goal was excellent.

Shortly afterwards, Tino found himself in a great position and perhaps should have scored, but Muric made a good save. The fact that he was so far forward shows the attacking intent of this boy.

Kraft – 7.5

Solid and stable.

Didn’t put a step wrong and proved to be an able substitute for the injured Schar.

Burn – 8

Another sold performance from our great man from Blyth.

There was a perfectly timed slide tackle from BDB when the match was still goalless which was worth its weight in gold and Burn did very well in winning possession on the pitch which led to Bruno’s goal.

When Botman is back, he has a job to get back into the starting line-up at this pace, ahead of Big Dan.

Hall – 8.5

A great performance from young Lewis at left back, matching Tino’s performance at right back.

After being caught in a dangerous position early in possession, Hall didn’t put a foot wrong for the rest of the game and acquitted himself brilliantly both defensively and when moving forward.

His interception and pass were crucial in the build-up to Longstaff’s goal.

I loved him.

Long staff – 7.5

A great finish from Sean to make it 2-0 and give us some breathing space after 35 minutes.

He worked his socks off and I was so happy to see him on the scoresheet.

Longstaff still doesn’t look 100%, so it seemed like a wise move for Eddie to take him off towards the end to be replaced by big Joe.

Guimaraes – 9

What else can be said about the man?

Bruno covered every blade of grass.

He shows for the ball, protects it well and wins so many duels in that central position. Its distribution isn’t bad either.

Guimaraes took his goal very well, making three of them in his last five games and yesterday he could have scored another, with a fantastic save from Muric late in the closing stages.

Bruno was my MOTM.

Bruno Guimaraes Jacob Murphy Newcastle

Murphy – 8.5

With two assists from Jacob in addition to the assists he got against Sheffield last week, Murphy is having a great end to the season.

Showed hunger and desire down the right flank and was a handful all afternoon.

Showed great composure and awareness and was totally unselfish in setting up Isak to make it 4-0.

Gordon – 8.5

As usual, I thought Anthony Gordon had a great game.

He was tireless in his running and deservedly won the penalty which Alexander Isak unfortunately could not convert.

Gordon’s assist for Bruno’s goal was his tenth of the season, adding to the ten goals he also contributed.

Anthony was unlucky not to score himself in the first half, with a decent shot from outside the penalty area being deflected for a corner.

Isaac – 8.5

Alex will have been disappointed to have missed the penalty, but made up for it shortly afterwards with his 20th Premier League goal of the campaign. And let’s not forget that our silky Swedish striker has only played 24 league games.

After Haaland’s four goals later in the day, I doubt Isak can tempt the Norwegian for the golden boot, but he is the first Newcastle United player to score 20 Premier League goals since Shearer did it 20 years ago, and as for goals per minute. As far as we are concerned, Alex is clearly at the top of the rankings.

There is so much more to Isak’s game and we saw plenty of that at Turf Moor.

Wilson – 8.5

I said Callum looked lively against Sheffield last week and that bodes well for our game. How prophetic of me!

I thought Wilson was excellent in that first 45.

Callum was booked by the hapless Anthony Taylor when he should have been awarded a penalty. Callum dusted himself off and scored the opening goal at a crucial moment, a real poacher’s performance that makes him Newcastle United’s second-highest goalscorer in the Premier League.

The strength he showed to win the ball and set up Murphy to assist Longstaff’s goal was fantastic and if Wilson can remain injury free he remains a huge asset.


Let’s face it, when Eddie made the first of those five changes the game was well and truly over and so I didn’t think our substitutes made that much of an impact, although Harvey Barnes showed some sublime skill late on and was unlucky not to didn’t. to get on the score sheet.

Perhaps more important than what our substitutes actually did is the fact that we were able to draw from the likes of Joelinton, Almiron, Barnes and Anderson from the bench, giving those who started a well-deserved reprieve, with plenty of opportunities to change. things if we had chased the game.

It would be remiss of me to ask what Matt Ritchie was thinking when he gave away the corner kick we got. Imagine if the game had been better balanced at that moment!

Finally, even though he didn’t get in yesterday, I hope Nick Pope will start our last three games.

Statistics via BBC Sport:

Burnley 1 Newcastle 4 – Saturday 4 May 3pm


Newcastle United:

Wilson 19, Longstaff 35, Bruno 40, Isak 55


O’Shea 86

(Halftime statistics in brackets)

Possess was Burnley 46% (52%) Newcastle 54% (48%)

Total shots were Burnley 17 (8) Newcastle 23 (15)

Shots on target were Burnley 5 (3) Newcastle 11 (6)

Corners were Burnley 4 (3) Newcastle 11 (5)

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Newcastle team vs Burnley:

Dubravka, Livramento, Krafth, Burn, Hall, Longstaff (Joelinton 77), Bruno, J Murphy (Anderson 69), Gordon (Ritchie 85), Isak (Almiron 77), Wilson (Barnes 69)

Unused subs:

Pope, Dummett, White, A Murphy

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Newcastle United fixtures now confirmed for the rest of the season:

Saturday 11 May 2024 – Newcastle v Brighton (3pm)

Wednesday 15 May 2024 – Man U v Newcastle (8pm) Sky Sports

Sunday 19 May 2024 – Brentford v Newcastle (4pm)

(On the last day of the season, live TV matches will be selected closer to the day, but all 10 PL matches will take place on the same day)

Wednesday 22 May 2024 – Tottenham v Newcastle (at MCG – Melbourne Cricket Ground)

Friday 24 May 2024 – A-League All Stars team v Newcastle (at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne)