Burnley And Newcastle Play Out A Draw

Burnley and Newcastle United played out an uninspiring 1-1 English Premier League draw at Turf Moor on Tuesday.  Both sides had chances in the opening half-hour but there would be no opening.  Ayoze Perez might have handed Newcastle the lead when he managed to split two defenders but Tom Heaton was equal to the task.

Seconds later the breakthrough arrived.  A long ball from the near side by Kieran Trippier found Danny Ings, who had his back to goal.  Ings headed back to George Boyd who thundered home a left foot drive from the edge of the 18-yard area to hand Sean Dyche’s men the advantage in the 34th minute.

At the break it was Alan Pardew’s men who trailed by that bold Boyd bender.  It only took 160 second half seconds for the Magpies to draw level.  Daryl Janmaat crossed from the right which Yoan Gouffran let go to fool the Clarets defence and Papiss Cisse was left to simply blast home from seven yards.

The rest of match was largely battled out between boxes.  On each occasion that the 18-area was penetrated, the defence proved quite capable and in the end the two sides shared the spoils.