Newcastle United vs Burnley player ratings: Miggy magic moment secures Toon points

Newcastle United vs Burnley player ratings
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  • Burnley unable to pass through the Newcastle press, leaving them out of ideas
  • Newcastle continue their good run of form
  • Burnley couldn’t make the first 10 minutes of pressure count
  • Burnley still without a league win since promotion
  • Victory moves Newcastle into eighth place

Newcastle United player Ratings:

Pope 7/10 – A crucial save early on stopped Burnley from opening the scoring

Trippier 7/10—Consistent as ever, Trippier’s crunching tackle set up the opening goal

Lascelles 7/10 – Came in for Botman, and impressed again following a key performance in mid-week against Manchester City

Schar 7/10 – Moved to the left side of the defence and looked unfazed

Burn 7/10 – Recovered well after struggling early against Koleosho

Bruno G 7/10 – Finally starting to come into the season as he helped dominate the midfield

Longstaff 7/10 – The local lad is fully embracing his chance in the side, putting in another solid shift

Anderson 7/10 – A solid showing in midfield and was too tricky for the Burnley midfield to handle

Almiron 8/10 – Almiron opened the scoring with an unreal goal, breaking in from the right flank after a huge tackle from Tripper

Gordon 8/10 – Another key performance for Gordon as he looks to push into the upcoming England squad

Isak 8/10 – Had a chance to make it 2-0 shortly after Almiron but a heavy touch gifted it to Trafford. Was calm as ever when he scored from the spot


Joelinton N/A – Subbed off just 5 minutes after coming on, having picked up a knock off the ball

Tonali – 6/10 – Came on and provided some deadly passes from deep in midfield

Murphy N/A – Came on in injury time for Isak

Livermento N/A – Replaced Trippier late on

Burnley player ratings:

Trafford 7/10 – Made key saves to keep Burnley in the game early

Taylor 5/10 – Unable to handle Trippier and Almiron

Beyer 5/10 – The better of the two Burnley centre-back

Brownhill 5/10 – Struggled with the pace of the Newcastle attack

Roberts 5/10 – Couldn’t handle Gordon and was unable to get forward

Berge 5/10 – Made the wrong pass during a key counterattack

Ramsey 5/10 – Couldn’t handle the Newcastle midfield and was taken off before he was sent off in the 65-minute

Cullen 5/10 – Struggled against the Newcastle midfield

Amdouni 6/10 – Had very little chance to do anything

Al-Dakhil 5/10 – capped off a poor performance by giving away a penalty leading to Newcastle’s second

Koleosho 6/10 – Had the early running of Dan Burn, but failed to do much with it.


Rodriguez 6/10 – Did very little

Larsson 6/10 – Was a passenger when he came on

Odobert – 6/10 – Showed sparks of life late on

Vitinho N/A – Came on too late to have any real impact

Zaroury N/A – Too late to impact the title

Newcastle United vs Burnley player ratings – Match summary and highlights

Burnley had a game plan of passing through the press of Newcastle. Crucial to this were the midfield three and the attacking runs of their wide players. While they made it out on occasion, it was more often than not playing into the hands of Newcastle, who pressed relentlessly.

A combination of trapping Burnley inside a press and rapid counter-attacking was ultimately key for Newcastle once again. While their formula is well known now, breaking it down is still proving difficult for sides. Newcastle continued to cause all sorts of problems, especially from Gordon on the left, as his attack was rewarded with a penalty to make it 2-0 late on.

Newcastle United vs Burnley player ratings
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Player of the match: Trippier

Trippier continues to look like one of the best signings for Newcastle since the takeover, even in their history. Trippier controlled the right side of the pitch and every time he crossed the ball, Burnley fans held their breath. While he hung back later in the game when Odobert came on, his deliveries were as consistent as ever.

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