Newcastle United 2-0 Burnley: Kompany’s side still searching for first win of Premier League campaign

Having suffered three successive defeats earlier in the campaign, Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United looked to continue their recent fine run of form with a positive result against Burnley – as the Toon Army prepare to welcome Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.

NEW: Pope; Burn, Schär, Lascelles, Trippier; Anderson, Guimarães, Longstaff; Gordon, Isak, Almirón

BUR: Trafford; Taylor, Beyer, Al-Dakhil, Roberts; Berge, Cullen; Ramsey, Brownhill, Koleosho; Amdouni

Despite Zeki Amdouni coming close to firing a confident Burnley side into the lead in the early stages, Newcastle United took the upper hand in the 14th minute through Miguel Almirón – with the Paraguayan squeezing a long-range strike into the top corner.

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With the hosts becoming increasingly confident in front of goal, it was a surprise that they had not extended their advantage through Elliott Anderson, Anthony Gordon or Alexander Isak – with the trio all seeing efforts denied or sent wide.

But with just fifteen minutes of regulation time to play, it was Isak that doubled the Newcastle United lead. With Gordon hauled to the ground inside the box by Ameen Al-Dakhil, the Swedish striker stepped up to pick out the bottom-right corner from twelve yards out – and any hopes of a Burnley comeback had truly been dashed.

Burnley will seek to salvage their first win of the season at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday, while Newcastle United’s attention now turns to Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League affair – as they welcome Paris Saint-Germain to St James’ Park.