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- Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:22:38 +0000: Allan Saint-Maximin delivers blazing cameo as Newcastle beat Burnley - Newcastle United | The Guardian
Perhaps Newcastle’s season was saved in the space of seven minutes. If their campaign has been defined in part by Allan Saint-Maximin, he may have rescued it with a catalytic cameo.
They were dragged into the relegation battle after he contracted coronavirus in November. Now he may have extricated them from it. Just a third win in 20 games could spare them a fraught finale. With Newcastle now six points ahead of Fulham and just one behind their victims, Burnley, safety beckons. “It is three points towards that magical figure,” Steve Bruce said.Continue reading...
- Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:04:55 +0000: Burnley 1-2 Newcastle: Premier League – as it happened - Newcastle United | The Guardian
Newcastle grabbed a priceless victory thanks to the brilliance of Allan Saint-Maximin, who came off the bench to make the equaliser and score the winner
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The substitute Allan Saint-Maximin was the star of the show. He’d been on the field two minutes when he set up Jacob Murphy for a cracking equaliser; five minutes after that he scored a glorious solo goal. Even for neutrals, he is the most joyful footballer. For Newcastle fans, he’s a superhero.
Newcastle win a Premier League game for the first time since 6 February!
90+5 min Westwood volleys wide from 20 yards - and that’s the last kick of the game!
90+3 min Jeff Hendrick comes on to replace Miguel Almiron.
90+2 min A long ball forward is pulled down by Wood on the edge of the area. The ball bounces up towards Vydra, who hammers it over the bar. He was clattered by Dummett just after taking the shot, but Anthony Taylor/VAR weren’t interested.
90+1 min Joel Mumbongo has come on for Burnley in place of Gudmundsson.
90+1 min Four minutes of added time.
90 min: Tarkowski clears off the line! Saint-Maximin again created the chance, scorching past Tarkowski on the right side of the area. His pull back was slightly behind Wilson, a poor ball in fact, but ran towards Almiron on the edge of the area. He sidefooted a crisp low shot that beat Peacock-Farrell and was kicked off the line by Tarkowski.
89 min McNeil’s clipped cross is confidently claimed by Dubravka.
89 min Burnley have dominated possession since going behind but they aren’t creating too much.
87 min Lowton’s angled cross is well claimed by Dubravka just in front of Chris Wood. He’s had a fine game.
85 min The corner is punched away unconvincingly by Peacock-Farrell to the edge of area. Longstaff makes a comedy mess of his shot, slicing it behind him to Saint-Maximin. He connects properly with his shot but it’s blocked by one of the outrushing Burnley defenders.
84 min Newcastle waste some time by winning a corner, albeit wrongly awarded.
80 min Lots of Burnley pressure now, with Newcastle struggling to get out.
77 min This would be such a big win for Newcastle. If it stays like this they will be six points clear of Fulham with a game in hand.
76 min Burnley are starting to look dangerous again. McNeil’s cross is volleyed wide of the near post by Vydra, who couldn’t open his body enough to steer it towards goal.
74 min McNeil is penalised for a high foot in the face of, yep, Sean Longstaff. This one was outside the area, which is probably why it was given.
73 min Tarkowski drives a long pass into the Newcastle area towards Vydra, who waits for it to bounce and hammers it into the side netting. The angle was too tight.
72 min “Is there a better name in all of world football than Allan Saint-Maximin?” says Daniel Montefusco, who is well qualified to discuss this subject. “Said with a south London French accent, I reckon there isn’t.”
71 min Brownhill has a long-range shot blocked.
70 min Brownhill is booked for booting Almiron.
That is why he's so dangerous. He carries the ball from inside his own half before drilling it past Peacock-Farrell.
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66 min Burnley almost equalise straight away. First Vydra miscontrols a dropping ball in the area, then Pieters’ cutback just evades Chris Wood.
Saint-Maximin has put Newcastle ahead with a marvellous solo goal. He received possession on the halfway line and charged straight at a backpedalling Burnley defence. He reached the edge of the area, beat Tarkowski with an extravagant Cruyff turn and rammed a low left-footed shot into the corner. What a hero.
Allan Saint-Maximin, you are magnificent!
62 min “Well, now we know what VAR really stands for,” says Justin Kavanagh. “Very Ambiguous Refereeing. The Liam Cooper is Innocent campaign starts here.”
60 min At the other end, McNeil’s dangerous cross is cleared by Clark inside the six-yard box.
Allan Saint-Maximin has made the equaliser within two minutes of coming on. He charged into the area from the right, looked up and laid the ball back carefully towards Murphy on the edge of the area. He ran onto it and hit a sweet shot that veered away from Peacock-Farrell and flew into the far corner.
Pick that out!
57 min Steve Bruce brings out the big guns: Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin replace Gayle and Joelinton up front.
56 min “John Graham says the penalty incident was ‘dangerous play’,” says Roy Allen. “Basically, where a high foot is concerned, dangerous play is when the foot is dangerously high but doesn’t make contact. That’s an indirect free kick. If contact is made it’s a plain old foul and a direct free kick or penalty.”
I’m glad I came in today, if only to learn that.
55 min Wood muscles Clark off the ball on the left of the area but then slices his shot across the face of goal. Moments later, McNeil’s rising drive is tipped over by Dubravka. It was a fairly comfortably save, straight above his head.
54 min Ritchie’s deep cross is headed down by Longstaff at the far post, but there are no other Newcastle players nearby and Mee has time to chest the ball down and welt it clear.
52 min Wood wins yet another corner off Fernandez. Westwood’s inswinger is claimed comfortably by Dubravka.
50 min Another corner for Burnley, their 428th of the match. Nothing comes of this one.
49 min “There’s no doubt that was a penalty,” says John Graham. “Anywhere else on the pitch it’s a free kick , dangerous play. On Sky the host said he played the ball first, Cooper did yesterday for Leeds but was sent off anyway. He also said it had to be a clear and obvious error. Well if that wasn’t, what is? No consistency whatsoever.”
Yep. VAR has made everything a whole lot muddier, and I’m not sure how we resolve that, because it’s too late to put it back in its box. It has already done irreparable damage.
46 min Dubravka makes a good save, leaping to tip Lowton’s 20-yard volley over the bar. That effort came from the first of three more Burnley corners in quick succession.
46 min Peep peep! Burnley begin the second half. No substitutions on either side, yet.
NO PENALTY! ❌
VAR checks to see whether James Tarkowski should be penalised as he clears the ball with a high foot, but it's not adjudged to be a foul.
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“I reckon that VAR, in their ‘infinite wisdom’, decided that there was no contact between defender’s boot and attacker’s head,” says Roy Allen. “In which case it would be ‘playing in a dangerous manner’ and punishable by an indirect free kick, which is outside the VAR remit. That’s my theory anyway.”
It was simpler back in the day, when everyone knew where they stood. Play on!
Peep peep! Burnley lead through Matej Vydra’s early goal. They have been the better team in most departments, though Newcastle should probably have had a penalty when James Tarkowski almost beheaded Sean Longstaff. See you in 10 minutes for the second half.
45+3 min After all those Burnley corners, Newcastle almost equalise from one of their own. It was half cleared to Murphy, who lofted an angled cross into the area. It was missed by everyone in the middle and hit the unsighted Fernandez beyond the far post before rolling through to Peacock-Farrell. Had Fernandez been able to control that, he would have had a clear chance.
45+2 min “If the purpose of penalising high feet is to protect players then that’s a penalty regardless of whether the defender got the ball first,” says Niall Mullen. “If it’s outside the box it’s definitely given as a foul.”
I haven’t a clue anymore.
45+1 min Three minutes of added time. Burnley are all over Newcastle, with four corners in quick succession.
45 min: Fine save by Dubravka! Westwood’s corner was only partially cleared, and McNeil fed the ball back to him on the left. His cross was flicked on dangerously at the near post and then steered towrds his own goal by the stretching Dummett. Dubravka flew to his left to push it behind. That’s a really good save.
44 min Burnley deserve their lead, despite that penalty controversy, and Steve Bruce will surely be tempted to bring one or both of Saint-Maximin and Wilson on at half-time.
42 min “Great spot re Jamte Vydra,” says Bill Hargreaves. “I’m half expecting the referee to approach him at the end of the match and pull a mask off. He woulda gotten away with it if it weren’t for us pesky kids.”
NO PENALTY! Hmm. Steve Bruce won’t be thrilled with that decision. Tarkowski’s clearance was just instinct, but his foot was extremely high and I’m surprised that wasn’t seen as dangerous play.
38 min: Fine save from Peacock-Farrell! Murphy’s low cross from the right was met by Gayle, four yards out at the near post. His shot was brilliantly saved by Peacock-Farrell, but the ball bounced up towards Longstaff on the six-yard line. He was about to head the ball into the net when Tarkowski swivelled to hoof it clear. There’s a VAR check for a penalty, as Tarkowski’s foot was very high and he made contact with Longstaff’s head. I think this will be given.
36 min Gudmundsson’s deflected shot spins across the area to McNeil, who lifts the bouncing ball over the bar from 10 yards. It wasn’t the easiest chance; the bounce meant he couldn’t get over the ball.
34 min: Gayle has a goal disallowed for offside. Murphy’s low cross was turned in the general direction of the goal by the off balance Joelinton. His shot was going wide, and Gayle - who knew he was offside - couldn’t resist stabbing the ball into the net. Replays confirmed he was beyond the last defender.
34 min Peacock-Farrell again comes out of his area to beat Joelinton to a long ball over the top. This time he takes no chances, blootering the ball whence it came.
31 min Burnley are well on top. They haven’t created loads of chances but they’ve been much the better team and have looked in no trouble defensively.
29 min ... and Brownhill whips it miles over the bar.
28 min Gudmundsson is fouled on the edge of the D by Clark. Brownhill and Gudmundsson are over the free-kick...
25 min Shelvey’s low cross from the right isn’t far away from Gayle, but Tarkowski gets between him and the ball and allows it to roll through to Peacock-Farrell.
22 min “Vydra,” muses Niall Mullen, “the anagram-lover’s Vardy.”
That’s a good spot. Their first names are almost an anagram as well. All hail Jamte Vardy.
21 min Newcastle haven’t done much in attack. You’d imagine their plan is to stay in the game until they can bring on Saint-Maximin and Wilson.
It was made superbly by Chris Wood. He beat Ciaran Clark on the left side of the area, got to the byline and cut the ball back to give Vydra, six yards out, a simple finish.
Matej Vydra looked sharp, and now he’s scored!
17 min Peacock-Farrell comes out of his area to beat Joelinton to a ball over the top. But then he plays a poor pass, straight to Sean Longstaff on the left wing. Thankfully for Peacock-Farrell, Westwood comes across to ensure Longstaff can’t have a shot.
14 min: Good save by Dubravka! Westwood’s superb corner was flicked on at the near post by Brownhill, and Dubravka dived to his left to push the ball away. Mee moved towards the rebound and then fell over after Dummett kicked the underside of his leg. There were no real penalty appeals, and I don’t think there was a VAR check, but in the current climate that could easily have been given.
14 min Vydra, who looks the sharpest attacker on the field, charges into the area from the left and lays the ball back to McNeil. His cross hits Shelvey and goes behind for a corner.
12 min “Hi Rob,” says Dan Osborn. “Great to see Peacock-Farrell getting a start today. Probably the best goalkeeper with a double-barrelled surname in England?”
Now that’s what I call niche. Also, to adhere to the Trent Principle, shouldn’t we call him Bailey?
11 min At the other end, Sean Longstaff’s overhit cross almost sneaks into the net. Peacock-Farrell was scrambling a bit but he had it covered.
9 min Gudmundsson’s cross is pulled down expertly by Vydra, but his shot on the turn is blocked by Fernandez.
7 min McNeil’s free-kick from the left is headed over by Tarkowski, 10 yards out. The ball was slightly behind him so it wasn’t much of a chance.
6 min Vydra picks up a loose ball just outside the area and hits a low shot that is blocked by a combination of Fernandez and Clark.
3 min A quiet start. Both teams are in the expected formations: 4-4-2 for Burnley and 3-1-4-2 for Newcastle.
1 min Peep peep! Newcastle, in their yellow away kit, kick off from right to left.
The players observe a two-minute silence for the Duke of Edinburgh, and now it’s time for the football.
Nick Pope is unavailable, so Bailey Peacock-Farrell is in goal for Burnley. That’s the only change from the side that lost 3-2 at Southampton last weekend.
Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin start on the bench for Newcastle. They’ve made two changes from last weekend, both in defence: Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernandez replace Jamaal Lascelles and Emil Krafth.
Hello and welcome to live, minute-by-minuteish coverage of Burnley v Newcastle at Turf Moor. This is a huge game in the dogfight to avoid relegation. Burnley are in 15th, four points ahead of Newcastle and, more importantly, seven ahead of Fulham in 18th. If they win today, it’s probably safe to look forward to another season of Sean Dyche’s infectious, gravelly wisdom.
Burnley’s recent form is in the eye of the beholder. They have lost only two of the last nine matches, but they’ve also won only two of the last 11. And they haven’t beaten anyone at Turf Moor since January.Continue reading...
- Sat, 10 Apr 2021 08:00:01 +0000: Burnley v Newcastle: match preview - Newcastle United | The Guardian
Aston Villa did Newcastle a huge favour after they slipped into the relegation zone briefly but now would be a good time for Steve Bruce’s side to make their own destiny and find a win after relying on Fulham failing so far. The last time Newcastle won, eight matches ago, was also when Callum Wilson tore his hamstring, so the striker’s return feels like a potential ray of light to help scrape survival. Burnley look to be just about safe and will be keen to draw a line under last week’s capitulation at Southampton from 2-0 up. Graham Searles
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- Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:00:37 +0000: ‘To our real heroes’: Saint-Maximin donates gifts to Newcastle NHS workers - Newcastle United | The Guardian
- French winger includes chocolates and vouchers
- He salutes hospital staff as ‘the best team of my city’
Allan Saint-Maximin has donated more than 60 care packages to NHS workers on Tyneside. These gifts include luxury confectionary boxes created by French chocolatiers, vouchers for leading high street shops and a note of appreciation from the Newcastle United winger.
“To our real heroes,” it reads. “Game after game I am fortunate to be warmly applauded by people from Newcastle! But this time I wanted to be the one who’s applauding. I wanted to applaud you, the best team of my city, the hospital medical staff of Newcastle. I have great respect for what you did. Thank you for being there for us. Allan Saint-Maximin.”Continue reading...
- Mon, 05 Apr 2021 07:00:30 +0000: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action - Newcastle United | The Guardian
Fabinho the key to Liverpool’s improvement, Pereira parades his talent and Saints regain their cutting edge
The post-match talk was of Trent Alexander-Arnold ramming it down the throat of Gareth Southgate. But Liverpool’s performance also spelled out why the full-back has struggled to the extent of being considered expendable by England. For Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson to have maximum attacking impact they require a balanced midfield to create space and time to burn forward. Fabinho has spent most of the season either in central defence, standing in for Virgil van Dijk, or on the absentee list. His restoration to midfield and Liverpool’s improvement either side of the international break is little coincidence. The Brazilian’s assurance and simplicity make those around him better, fulfilling the same function as Fernandinho does for Manchester City. Fabinho’s presence also settles the much-improved Thiago Alcântara into his desired passing rhythm. It appears highly unlikely that Jürgen Klopp will return Fabinho to central defence anytime soon. John BrewinContinue reading...
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- Mon, 12 Apr 2021 22:02:44 +0000: Garth Crooks' team of the week: Johnstone, Alexander-Arnold, Dallas, Lingard, Pulisic, Saint-Maximin - BBC Sport
Who is playing at the top of their game and who should leave out the dance moves? It's all in Garth Crooks' team of the week.
- Sun, 11 Apr 2021 18:06:35 +0000: Has Steve Bruce stopped the rot at Newcastle and does he deserve a fresh chance? - BBC Sport
Newcastle's first win in eight games has given them breathing space to the relegation zone but can they now kick on?
- Sun, 11 Apr 2021 14:17:50 +0000: Burnley 1-2 Newcastle United: Substitutes Saint-Maximin & Wilson made an impact - Bruce - BBC Sport
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce praises the impact of Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin from the bench after their 2-1 win at Burnley.
- Sun, 11 Apr 2021 14:06:02 +0000: Burnley 1-2 Newcastle United: Winning without spending a challenge - Sean Dyche - BBC Sport
Burnley manager Sean Dyche acknowledges the difference in spending power between his side and opponents Newcastle United after their 2-1 loss.
- Sun, 11 Apr 2021 14:02:22 +0000: Burnley 1-2 Newcastle United: Saint-Maximin inspires Magpies turnaround at Turf Moor - BBC Sport
Allan Saint-Maximin inspires Newcastle to a vital win at Burnley that lifts them six points clear of the relegation zone.
Newcastle United have been the focus of much speculation in recent weeks in regards of new additions to the squad with many household names being linked with the north east club. Manager Alan Pardew has been scouring the football world for players to add to his team who can bring as much to the table for Newcastle as last years signings Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse did last season as they were two of the most influential signings the club has made for several years.
The biggest story this summer for Newcastle is their desire to bring back Andy Carroll to St James Park as the former Newcastle striker has found it extremely hard to find his feet at Anfield and it is widely believed that new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers sees no future for the huge striker in his plans to take Liverpool back to the top of the division. Liverpool however have stated so far that they have received no offers for Carroll but have also failed to state if they would entertain any for him as he cost the Merseysiders thirty five million pounds less than two seasons ago which they would fail to recoup if they in fact did decide to sell their misfiring striker.
One of the top targets for Pardew this season looks to be FC Twente defender Douglas as the club are believed to have just tabled a bid of around four million pounds for the services of the Brazilian player. Douglas has recently stated that he wishes to search for pastures new after completing a couple of seasons for the Belgian side and it looks highly likely that he will be plying his trade in the premier league next season for Newcastle as long as they can complete the deal successfully.
Another player who Newcastle are keen on signing from Fc Twente is the Dutch player Luuk De Jong although it looks highly unlikely that Pardew will be able to bring the player to St James Park as he is seemingly on his way to German side Borussia Monchengladbach. A deal is yet to be signed by the Dutch international yet the hope of bringing him to the north east for the start of next season is dwindling day by day but there is still hope for Pardew until the player signs on the dotted line.
French international Mathieu Debuchy looks all set to complete a move to Newcastle after the player who is currently at Lille has stated that it is his priority to play in the premier league next season and his preferred destination right now is Newcastle. This will be like music to Newcastle fans ears as the defender is extremely well thought of around Europe and can offer a great boost of experience and skill to the Magpies defence.
Want away Blackburn player Junior Hoilett is another player who is on Pardews radar is the striker is all set to leave the championship side with it looking more than likely he will be heading off to Germany with Borussia Monchegladbach. Pardew though still holds hope he can persuade the striker to turn his attentions to Tyneside but this is looking more unlikely each day.