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Who Was Newcastle’s Man Of The Match In Burnley Win?


First and foremost it was a team performance tonight with Newcastle beating an in-form Burnley side 2-0, and that means we have four wins and 13 points from our last six games.

That was also Newcastle’s fourth win in a row at home in which we have scored 9 goals and conceded only the one goal to Manchester City (and that was after 25 seconds).

Fabian Scar scored a phenomenal goal from 30 yards out after 24 minutes tonight, and then Sean Longstaff rammed in his first Premier League goal ever to put Newcastle 2-0 up at the half, and the result was never in doubt.

It looks like Rafa is working some of his magic again in the run-in to the season.

Sean Longstaff – what it’s like for a local lad to score his first Premier League goal for Newcastle!

We now have 31 points from 28 games played, and we are in 13th place in the league.

Newcastle now need 14 points from the last 10 games to beat last season’s points total of 44 points.

That would be really something after getting only 3 points from the first 10 games.

Amazing.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player Against Burnley?

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15 comments so far

  • Oldgit1

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost:
    @ RobLeenio nicely put mate. Been a longtime coming for an academy player to get supporters off their seats.
    Future is looking good for the lad. His parents and family must be chuffed to bits.

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  • jane

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #2

    “That would be really something after getting only 3 points from the first 10 games.”

    at the start of the season i said i would re-evaluate the colour of my avatar after 10 games which i did and decided to keep in green a little longer.

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Nufc-83, fine I admit I’m over-egging Hayden as a goal threat, but he’s one who can finish when given the opportunity at least.

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  • kilcline

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Longstaff is what our club is about!

    Being greedy now…. is his brother any good? Will he make it?

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  • Reilly

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #5

    I take it it’s a catchy free zone.Nee surprise he knows fk all about football.
    But give the lad some slack hes from felling.

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  • jane

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #6

    “7. Posted by benny tez on
    1 hour ago
    If longstaff isn’t in the next full England squad Southgate obviously isn’t doing his job right , the lad dominates every game including man city. I bet Declan rice wishes he’d stuck with Ireland .”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47287504

    recognition popping up in lots of places. Nations league finals in June perhaps at this rate.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Rob from previous
    Yeah not saying he hasn’t been progressed well but back then he was scoring for fun in the reserves, think he got close to double figures before jan from midfield. With Shelvey being out and having a difficult patch with Colback and Hayden in the middle not providing any creativity, thought why not give him a go since he’s doing well and we need someone. Bit like people were calling for Sorensen earlier this season when he was banging them in rather than play say Joselu. I actually wasn’t one of these as in my opinion it actually is a little too early for him, coincidentally lol.

    Championship may have been soon but I’ve been a fan of his a while. Know that he’s played dm before for a season, played cm and am. Tracked his progress at Blackpool. So can’t blame myself for wanting to give youth a go. But rafa seems to have got it spot on but also had luck play its part forcing his hand somewhat with injuries. Absolute credit though to keep playing him when Diame, ki and now shelvey are back. In a relegation fight, pressure on, not easy to stick your head on a young untried lad.

    Not sure about late bloomer though, he’s always been a good youngster. Perhaps hasn’t benefited back then moving from all positions of cm but certainly seems to be benefiting from it now as he looks to be very adept at doing the lot. Throwback to the 90’s where midfielders were all action and did it all.

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Oldgit1, the scary thing is that Matty Longstaff is considered the better player age-for-age. He’s running the U23 midfield now and he’s only 18.

    I think we can look forward to having both brothers in the first team in 3-4 years if not sooner.

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  • JohnJ

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #9

    How strange……….

    No Catchy or little frog tonight

    I wonder why?

    🙂

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #10

    We aren’t suddenly transformed by Hayden and Longstaff. We have been gradually transformed by the addition of Schar, Rondon, Lejeune, Hayden, Longstaff and Almiron, and a change in formation and tactics, all after a terrible run of fixtures and dearth of points to start the campaign.

    You’ve gotta love the progress of Hayden and Longstaff, and with the way Almiron, Perez and Rondon are combining, you really just hope that both Ki and Shelvey step up to the challenge of the two young lads, and come back in all guns blazing when they get their chance, because they have the passing to really play those three in time and time again.

    That’s 4 top central mids we have now, and a very good front 3, to go with a really fine central defence and keeper.

    We are back, and appear to only need to keep on adding one or two of quality each window from here on in to push into the top 8 and start to worry the senior sides. Brilliant job Rafa, who’s just gotten on with things superbly despite the ongoing drama behind the scenes.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #11

    This can’t be right can it?

    Fabian Schar’s goal was Newcastle’s first to be scored from outside the box in this season’s Premier league from their 121st such attempt from outside the area in 2018-19.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Aged 21 years and 119 days, Sean Longstaff is the youngest player to score for Newcastle in the Premier League since Rolando Aarons netted aged 20 years and 181 days against Spurs in May 2016.
    ………………….

    Know who my next username is going be based on when Aarons finally leaves lol

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #13

    This is class lol

    Ben Holden
    @BenHolden_
    Sean Longstaff is that good that Declan Rice is now Welsh. #NUFC

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Just got in absolutely knackered but elated great result – football 2 – hoofball 0

    Hell of a strike from star who is becoming a tremendous buy at £3 million.

    Played well first half only team that played football and it reaped its rewards – second half got sucked into their tactics of hoofball and last fifteen minutes was awful to watch

    Defence must of headed the ball more times than they kicked it tonight

    Thought Dubravka was back to his debut best came and caught every ball slung in.

    my merit marks
    Dubravka – 8 – Another clean sheet but he was immense in the air commanded the 18 yard box never mind the 6 yard box came collected every ball slung in and there was quite a lot
    Ritchie – 7 – Good game give it all but has got to start passing/using Almiron missed him out most of the night. Kept the players minds on the game last ten minutes by clapping and egging players on at the end along with Hayden
    LeJuene – 7 – one of his quite games – still put in a shift
    Lascalles – 8 – Excellent game won nearly every ball in the air – give as good as he got in the hurly burly high ball game
    Schar – 8.5 – hell of strike like a bullet – had a outstanding game on the right of centre defence – linked up well with Manquilla in defence and attack
    Manquilla – 8 – best game by a mile in a Toon shirt didn’t put a foot wrong
    Longstaffe – 8 – had another excellent game not bad int he air either and capped his performance with a well taken goal
    Hayden – 10 – One of the best performances from anyone in a Toon shirt for a while tackled, passed, headed and kept running for 95 minutes. The last ten minutes he was outstanding when others around him were flagging as Burnley tried to get something out of the game.
    Perez – 8 – hot and cold tonight did some good things won the ball but lost the ball quite a lot last twenty minutes.
    Rondon – 8 – Battled on manfully all night – will be black and blue with the buffeting he got from their defenders. Didn’t get mush from the ref when they were jumping all over his back
    Almiron – 8 – Decent game always on the move looking for the pass – but will take a while before our players are on the same wavelength with his movement – especially Ritchie.

    Subs- not on long enough – Dummett new haircut Arghhh and Diame looked like Mr Motivator with his bandage.
    Rafa – 8 – Thought it strange dropping Yedlin but proved right with counter acting their wingers height by playing Manquilla.

    Crowd 7 – up and down but the last five minutes – tremendous racket coming out of the Gallowgate End

    Ref – handled the game ok but let Burnley get away with a lot

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #15

    ronaldo, you’re spot on saying he’s a throwback. There’s an emphasis in the modern game in identifying a player’s specialism and developing that so kids get pigeon-holed early. The NUFC academy seems to be different, we’re producing players like Longstaff, Cal Roberts, Kelland Watts, Jamie Sterry who are good going forward and back.

    I don’t know how much influence Rafa has had on that, but he was talking yesterday about having to adapt to stay ahead and he’s always talked about his long-term project, so I imagine it’s been quite significant.

    I think part of the attraction of NUFC for Rafa has to be the catchment, footy mad, huge (all of Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside and parts of Gateshead and South Tyneside too) – just think of the potential for finding young talent with little or no competition.

    You don’t get that at Leicester, surrounded by Derby, Notts Forest and County, Sheffield, Northampton, Peterborough, Burton, Mansfield and Coventry, not to mention the Birmingham clubs.

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