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James Tarkowski and Ashley Westwood return for the Clarets against Newcastle United at St James's Park.

By Dan Black
Saturday, 4th December 2021, 2:51 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th December 2021, 2:52 pm
Dwight McNeil of Burnley inspects the pitch with team mates prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on December 04, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Dwight McNeil of Burnley inspects the pitch with team mates prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on December 04, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

The Burnley pair were suspended for the goalless draw versus Wolves at Molineux midweek after picking up five yellow cards throughout the campaign.

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Nathan Collins also retains his place in the starting line-up due to injury to Ben Mee, which sees Tarkowski deputise as captain.

The hosts, now managed by former Burnley boss Eddie Howe, are in search of their first Premier League win of the season.

The Magpies are three points adrift of Sean Dyche's side with an inferior goal difference having played a game extra.

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Brilliant from Brownhill

Brownhill busts a gut to get back and nick the ball off the toe of Saint-Maximin, who had threatened to break away at speed.

GOAL: Newcastle United 1 Burnley 0

GOAL: Wilson gives Newcastle the lead after Pope fumbles a cross.

Big chance goes begging

Vydra wastes an excellent chance to draw Burnley level. He's in acres of space when bringing down Gudmundsson's pass on his chest, but lacks composure and lifts the ball well over the bar.

HALF-TIME: Newcastle United 1 Burnley 0.

The Clarets certainly don't deserve to be behind, they've crafted the better openings in the first half, but Wilson's goal separates the sides at the break.

Pope gets the slightest of touches to Almiron's strike as the Paraguayan fires across goal and turns the attempt just wide of the far post.

Another set-piece wasted

Gudmundsson off-target with a free kick. Feels like a while since the Clarets last hit the target from a set-piece.

Lowton is replaced by Roberts for the Clarets.

Collins booked for tripping Wilson.

That's a vital touch from Collins. Almiron's left-footed effort is travelling towards the corner of goal and the defender gets a touch to turn the ball over.

Shelvey has a pop from the edge of the penalty area and Pope pushes the effort over the bar.

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