Sat 4 May 2024, 17:29 · Ash Harrison

Burnley 1-4 Newcastle United - The Magpies made it look easy at Turf Moor - Our thoughts

Burnley 1-4 Newcastle United - The Magpies made it look easy at Turf Moor - Our thoughts
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Newcastle United added another four goals to their impressive Premier League tally this season with four different scorers getting on the scoresheet again.

Last week Newcastle won 5-1 and it was slightly flattering, this week at 4-1 it was flattering to Burnley who, after an impressive opening 15 minutes, fell away like a muddy cliff edge in a monsoon and let Newcastle play the game out like a training match.

Callum Wilson, Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak got on the scoresheet for Newcastle with the latter also missing a penalty while Burnley keeper Arijanet Muric made some fantastic saves to keep the score down.

It should have been a much higher tally for the Magpies as well as a cleansheet but the combination of a ridiculous backpass by substitute, Matt Ritchie and Martin Dubravka yet again being glued to his line, Burnley were able to claw one back. It was a fantastic header by Dara O'Shea to give credit where it's due.


Special shout out to Anthony Taylor for being utter garbage

As bad as Burnley were, they weren't the worst thing about the day as referee Anthony Taylor had a rotten game. We're all for letting the game flow but he missed so many blatant calls and there was zero consistency when it came to dishing out yellow cards. Callum Wilson picked up a booking for a dive in the area despite him immediately getting to his feet and carrying on with no protests. Elliot Anderson got one for catching a Burnley player on the lip with the last atom of his fingernail while Lewis Hall had his ankle stamped on and nothing was given.

Maybe Taylor was just trying to make up for his mistake earlier in the season when he failed to award a penalty against Newcastle in the game against Nottingham Forest and he overcompensated?

One thing is for sure, Newcastle need to trade in the team bus for a crappier one next season as the seats on our current bus must be too comfortable. Every time we play away from home it takes us until at least midway through the first half to wake up and it was no exception today.


Four goals, four different scorers - It's the Eddie Howe way

Newcastle did open the scoring on the 19th minute, shortly after Wilson's questionable yellow card, and was Wilson himself who poked home after Muric saved a close-range Isak shot that spilled to Wilson's feet.

Sean Longstaff added the second on 35 minutes drilling home into the bottom corner from a Jacob Murphy cut-back before Bruno Guimaraes fired home five minutes later from around 12 yards out. The sides went in at the break with Newcastle 3-0 up and looking like they were nowhere near done.

Murphy and Longstaff linking up was the perfect way for Eddie Howe to prove me wrong after questioning the decision when the lineup was announced. Touche. lads. Touche.


Newcastle: Breaking records again

It was a miracle that the Magpies only added one more goal in the second half which came from Alexander Isak just a minute or so after his missed penalty was deemed to have been fair after VAR checked for Muric coming off his line as well as encroachment by the Burnley players.

Matt Ritchie almost made up for his costly error by bagging his 100th career goal, but Muric once again made a great save. It was a game with plenty of talking points which included the return to action of Joelinton after a four-month absence and a yellow card for Mad Dog Jason Tindall for reasons we still don't know.

Newcastle have now scored more goals this season than in any other 38-game Premier League season, Callum Wilson has moved ahead of Peter Beardsley in the club's all-time top Premier League goalscorers list, Alexander Isak is just one goal behind Erling Haaland in the race for the Golden Boot and Anthony Gordon has become just the third Newcastle player to hit 10 goals and 10 assists in a single season for Newcastle along with Andy Cole and Ruel Fox. Not a bad day, really.