Newcastle Get Point In 3-3 Thriller Against Burnley

Newcastle drew 3-3 with Burnley this afternoon and after going 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 ahead in this game, a late goal from Boyd gave Burnley a well-earned point after they had come back well in the game in the second half and hit the bar or post four times in this game.

Goals came from Steven Taylor (15 mins), Jack Colback (26 mins) and Moussa Sissoko (78 mins) in the game, and an own goal from Paul Dummett(19 mins) plus goals from Danny Ings (66) and George Boyd (86 mins) gave Burnley a share of the points.

moussa sissoko after scoring

Moussa Sissoko after scoring Newcastle’s third goal

Newcastle were the better side in the first half but Burnley came storming back in the second half and were much the better side, and could have really won the game, so we cannot complain too much – but our defense has to improve and it was unsteady at best throughout this game.

In the first minute Tiote gave the ball away and Danny Ings put Ashley Barnes through and the ball came canyoning off the upright with Alnwick beaten – a let off for Newcastle and sloppy play by Cheick Tiote.

Newcastle took the lead after 15 minutes with a rare Steven Taylor goal as he headed the ball home for his 14th goal for Newcastle from a Jack Colback corner – Alan Pardew must have left Newcastle – when was the last time we scored a goal from a corner?

And it has been all Newcastle in those first fifteen minutes as the lads attacked Burnley.

But then just four minutes later it was another Geordie who scored but this time Paul Dummett attempting to get the ball back to Alnwick lofted the ball over the goalkeeper and into the goal – poor defending from Dummett – a gift goal for Burnley.

Between the two goals Kevin Long had come on for the injured Shackel.

Newcastle went ahead again after 26 minutes and it was a great Jack Colback left footed shot when Janmaat rolled the ball to him outside the box. and Jack beat goalkeeper Heaton, as he smashed the ball into the back of the net.

On 32 minutes Michael Kightly had to replace Dean Marney because of an injury – and then Kevin Long had to leave the field – so all three subs used by Burnley in first half due to injury.

Newcastle played out the four minutes of added time and at half time Newcastle were 2-1 ahead.

It has been an entertaining game and there was some good applause from the Geordie faithful, and with three Geordie coaches in control of Newcastle – three Geordies scored in the first half – unfortunately one was an own goal.

A couple of minutes into the second half Danny Ings hit the bar and the ball again hit the upright as Alnwick tried to clear – a huge let off for Newcastle.

It’s better to be lucky than good.

On 66 minutes Danny Ings went one better when his glancing header brought Burnley level as the ball just squeezed inside the far post, and that goal had been coming from Burnley.

But after 78 minutes it was Moussa Sissoko who again put Newcastle into the lead when some magic on the left from Ayoze Perez.

The Spaniard beat a couple of men along the byeline and cut the ball back,  and it was Moussa Sissoko who smashed the ball into the back of the net from six yards out, and that goal had come after it had been all Burnley.

But Newcastle couldn’t hold on for the last 12 minutes or so, and after 86 minutes Boyd got the ball and slammed it into the back of the net and while Jak Alnwick got his left hand to the ball but couldn’t stop it going in.

Maybe Jak could have done better with that one.

So that’s 11 goals in the last two home games, and while it’s good we are scoring goals – we shouldn’t be conceding five goals in two games at home.

Credit to Burnley for coming back very well in the second half, but our defense looked dicey throughout the game – and we must improve the defense.

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33 comments so far

  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed, your editor still asleep today?

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #2


    Not bad in first half second was shocking.

    Rivierre was playing well can’t see why he was taken off.

    Biggest dissapointment is Carver going same old same old, if he wants the job he needs to implement his ideas not Pardews.

    Tiote and Colo are terrible, between them they let anyone and everyone run through our centre. Lunge into tackles they can’t win, end up miles out of position and lose the ball in the most ridiculous places.

    Chelsea next week should be fun.

    Alnwick wonders why he hasn’t been given a chance before, he can’t even do the basics.

  • toonking

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #3

    The good thing is it’s FA cup weekend, cabbella is considered a 2nd fiddle player therefore we’ll see him start.

  • Vask

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Good start but looked shaky in places. Scored from a corner though. Should’ve done better really but credit to burnley.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #5

    After a nice bright start has carver being pardewed!

    Very negative and unnecessary subs at a time we were doing ok. Sound familiar!!

    Rivi was showing up well with his movement and skill. Armstrong yet to really show anything

    Dummet could have gone CB for Saylor and Haidara gone LB

    Finally this was a game Cabella could have enjoyed but no, Goofy still gets the gig. Unbelievable.

    Why is it so obvious to most on here but never the guys who count?


    No Alnwick next year. Krul or Darlow

    Hopefully no Willo next year. Step forward Lascelles

    Perez is an absolute diamond

    Colback looks better and better

    We scored in the first 30 mins

    We scored from a set piece

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #6


    We scored 3 two games in a row to 🙂

  • Newcastle for alltid

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #7

    From being in a comfortable position first half, our decline in the second half was absolutely shocking.
    In the first half I think we attacked beautifully at times, although the movement in the box was lacking. Still, despite Dummets error, we controlled the game.
    The second half was just shocking. We allowed them to put us under pressure, and our back four was all over the place, in addition to Tiote who had one of his too-many poor games today. Tiote plays best when he does things simple, not using 15 touches, trying to wriggle himself past 3 opponents. He does that too often, and completely messes it up. All over our players grew sloppy, and we gave away posession far too often.

    Still, we should have won comfortably. Yes, our back four was sub-par today, but they were not given any help whatsoever by Jak Alnwick. For me, he is the reason we lost 2 points today. He`s too slow both in movement and reactions to make it at this level at this point. You could see it both in their goals and in their chances, he wasn`t predicting the line of the ball well at all. And it has been like that ever since he took up goalkeeping duty. It might be harsh, but to me, he`s nowhere near EPL-material.

  • msk21dec

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #8

    final score they saying the fans loved it. 3-3 against burnley? what a joke. 2nd half we got destroyed if nufc fans like that we dont really deserve much

  • will.dawg

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #9

    First half I thought we were decent, looked really attacking and should have been up by at least 2 goals by half time. The own goal was unfortunate…failure of communication perhaps?
    Second half was typical Pards’ ‘Sit back on this 1 goal lead’, absolutely horrible to watch.
    Alnwick is a Sunday league keeper, I have no faith in him whatsoever, a shot against him equals a goal!
    Armstrong is not a lone striker, simple as that, judge him when he has a partner to play with.

  • colwell

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #10

    FFS Taylor on crutches now!!!!!!

    How the fcuk is Willo a footballer? no pace, poor in the air, no strength, can’t control the ball, can’t pass he isn’t a fcuking Sunday league player that cnut must thank his stars every night he’s made a good living from something he can’t even do.

  • toonking

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #11


    want rid of willo, stop being so frustrated with managers and get abusive with the owner.

    saylor had went off with a bit of pain fealt on his calf, he’s been a massive injury prone for ages now, we don’t bloomin bring in that CB needed for mbiwa and dummett is going to be down as a LB.


    getting rid of a manager will be unlikely to make a difference but the minute we get rid of FCB, we see the sh1t manager away too.

  • sing in the corner

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #12

    sing in the corner // Jan 1, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    SKY cut to a thoroughly miserable looking Carver at the final whistle who for one agonising moment looked like he was gonna get into a mini confrontation with some no mark from the Burnley staff and put the nut on him or something…and boos ringing out loud and clear, no doubt enhanced to the max by the TVsound men to stir it all up a touch. A time for calm and consolodation given all thats going on. And call in all our Lady Luck credits for the FA Cup at the weekend

  • toonbrother

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #13

    We had the WORST defense in 2014 out of all the premier league sides.
    First day of 2015 and we already have the joint worst defensive record
    Surely any half decent coach can see something drastic needs to be done about our back four . Our mainstay defender colocinni (35 goals conceded in 21 games he has played) surely needs to be given a long time out


    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #14


  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #15

    had the shirt

    ferryra went to genoa

    sing in the corner

    i think all our lady luck credits got used up today with them hitting the woodwork 4 times

  • NOVA2967

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Pulled Riviera of to soon

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #17


    did ash make carver take off rivi for arma?

  • geordie157

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Unfortunately alnwick simply isn’t good enough, decent first half but too negative in the second with bad substitutions.

  • Toon1978

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Newcastle will spend window looking for a manager instead of bringing in players. Right up Ashleys alley.


    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Frustrating that we are in need of a CB and a GK, we have 2CBsand a GK on loan and we can’t bring them in

  • bladeuser

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #21

    We make up the numbers cannon fodder for the top teams feeder club for the top teams and at this moment in our history it is one man who is the poison that controls this F### u mike ashley

  • sing in the corner

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Oh yeah, we better dig outplan B then…ah, hang on we don’t do those.

    Christ what is Carver on about now on SKY, quit man you’re embarrassing yourself

  • toonking

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #23


    no he maybe didn’t but in fact apart from cabbella, that bench contained nobody else at all.

    we playing leister this saturday, i believe he did what was best, we have got another game this weekend and a bench with nobody to replace tired legs at all.

    You might think it’s just an excuse but look at the european leagues, WINTER BREAK, why?

    the main critism is why te hell he left cabella off?

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #24


    sadly plenty like willo seem to make the grade in english football where having any technical ability is a premium and lumps like him seem to be favoured over ball players.

    Saylor is made of glass and shoudn’t really keep getting contracts for his 11 games a season.

    Although toonbrother is over the top with Colo, he was extremely poor and shaky today

    Basically 3 dodgy CBs and a very poor 3rd choice keeper and it showed.

  • sing in the corner

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #25

    I don’t mean quit as in leave, the previous one hasn’t gone yet! Just don’t talk, its not your strong point

  • beermonkey

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #26

    bright first half 2 goals in 30 mins things were looking up

    second half was dire riviere should have stayed on and taylor getting crocked didn’t help

    don’t think any1 at the back had a good game jaanmatt going forward was ok

    how willo get into the back line in front of dummett is beyond me

    2 points lost but carver has only had the players a couple of days and I should think its been a bit of a whirlwind for all concerned players and coaches,

    big plus is no more pardew

  • Albertan_J

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Shocking defending including the keeper who is entirely out his depth. Tiote was terrible yet again which 52, 000 can see but our club can’t. Hopefully afcon forces a few changes and pushes de jong and co to try and get fit.

  • MacToon

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #28

    Glad Tiote is off to Africa soon, absolute liability! He could do with playing 5 a side for a while, always seems to think he has endless time on the ball.

  • scout

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Hes a sunday morning keeper that lad.

  • K T Cat

    Jan 1, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Tim Krul and the African tournament can’t get here soon enough.

  • usmagpie

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #31

    I’m #$%#ing sick to my stomach, as soon as willo came one I knew this was going to screw us over. Watch through the games with Willo in this season and he just is to old and to slow to be in the premiership. Burnley must have thought they had another Christmas present.
    Why do we waste our time on this sh it, and now taylor out so he will play most games and not we are truly in the sh it. I hope they get a manager in soon that understands that willo is just not that good anymore and we have to fix that issue in the transfer window. like we have meant to for the last 4 years.

  • ZIPPIE57

    Jan 1, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #32

    You have to question the tactics/substitutions in the second half.We were ok in the first half with Rivierre leading the line well, then the ridiculous own goal with the keeper telling Dummett to head it away.Went in front then an enforced sub due to a nasty injury for Taylor .We should have brought Haidara in at left back moved Dummett to Center half and then the worst one i have ever seen taking Rivierre off and replacing him with Armstrong who just ran round like a headless chicken jumping into opponents and conceding fouls !!.Gouffran should have been brought off at half time and Cabella brought on to keep there back four terrified .We were so so lucky

  • looizallan

    Jan 1, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #33

    Was gutted when the last goal went in, fell asleep at the back and if we hadn’t been so unlucky with injuries then I feel boyds shot would have been saved by either Eliot or Krul. Just an example of why I don’t personally believe Pardew has deserved all the abuse he has been given all this time. I await the abusive replies back to that comment! Is for the managers position, keep carver in charge and wait for Dr Boer at the end of the season. Wishful thinking though!


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