Bittersweet home bow for Burnley goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell in the Premier League

Sunday's defeat against Newcastle United at Turf Moor was a bittersweet occasion for Burnley goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 11:54 am

The 24-year-old was making his home debut for the Clarets in the Premier League but finished up on the losing side after the Magpies turned things round.

The Northern Ireland international made an outstanding save from Dwight Gayle in the first half to protect the home side's lead.

But the ex-Leeds United stopper, making only his sixth appearance for the club, was powerless to prevent Jacob Murphy and Allan Saint-Maximin's quickfire finishes.

Burnley's English goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell (down) stops the ball next to Newcastle United's English striker Dwight Gayle (up) during the English Premier League football match at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on April 11, 2021.
Burnley's English goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell (down) stops the ball next to Newcastle United's English striker Dwight Gayle (up) during the English Premier League football match at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on April 11, 2021.

The Frenchman was introduced from the bench early in the second half and inspired the Tynesiders to victory.

Saint-Maximin grabbed a goal and an assist in the corresponding fixture at St James' Park in October and the forward had only been on the pitch for seven minutes when matching that return.

“It was a proud moment for me to make my home debut but in the end the result didn’t go our way, so it’s disappointing,” said Peacock-Farrell.

“To be in the positions we were in both games – scoring and leading – to come away with nothing is disappointing.

“In the dressing room the lads know that, and we’ve got to go again next week.”