The only thing that was missing last night was the win, as Newcastle had chances to have put this game away before the end.
But we missed our chances once again last night – and this is too much of a recurring theme.
And we even got a penalty last night – yes that’s not a typo – we got a penalty when Kenedy was fouled in the first half – but Matt Ritchie wasn’t on the field, and Joselu missed it.
It would have been good to win, and with striker Islam Slimani and goalkeeper Martin Dubravka coming through the door last night it could have been time to celebrate.
But no – Burnley equalized after 85 minutes after Lascelles had brilliantly headed home from a Kenedy corner 20 minutes earlier.
Kenedy – on his Newcastle debut he’s our Man of the Match
The number of points we have given up at home this season is staggering, but we have to start winning games – home and away.
But as Rafa said after the game, he was disappointed not to get the win, but there were a lot of positives to take out of the game.
We had some good performances, and Mo Diame had another excellent game in the center of the park, and at the moment Mo has to be our first choice for the holding midfield position.
Mikel Merino didn’t have a particularly good game, and that back of his has to be given a chance to fully heal, and of course, Kenedy looked excellent on the left wing.
He was the danger man for Newcastle, and it’s not a big surprise that he’s our Man of the Match with 60% of the vote.
Diame had one of his best games ever for Newcastle, and let’s hope the Senegal International can keep his good form going through the rest of the season.
Mo is also one of the few experienced Premier League players Newcastle have in the team.
Mo got 30% of the vote and those two were our best two players last night.
We now have to play the same on Sunday afternoon at Crystal Palace but also win the game – we must take those chances when they are presented – that’s the key to winning.