Newcastle beat Burnley 2-1 for third straight Premier League win

newcastle beat burnley 21 for third straight premier league win

Newcastle United continued their resurgence on Monday by beating Burnley 2-1 for their third straight Premier League win.

Ben Mee's own goal and Ciaran Clark's header put Newcastle 2-0 up at Turf Moor before Sam Vokes pulled one back for the hosts before half-time.

Newcastle then had two chances to kill the game off in the second half but Matt Richey somehow missed an open goal and Joselu fired a shot off the post.

After starting the season winless in 10 games, the Magpies have now climbed up to 13th with their run.

"Every game for us is like a final," manager Rafael Benitez told the BBC.

"Winning is massive because it gives us more confidence.

"There is still a long race ahead but we are doing well and hopefully we can continue that."

The start of the match was delayed 30 minutes by a medical emergency after a referees' assessor collapsed in the tunnel and was taken to hospital.

Newcastle then took just four minutes to go in front as Federico Fernandez's shot hit Mee's outstretched and looped over keeper Joe Hart.

Clark's header made it 2-0 before Vokes struck with a header of his own in the 40th minute.

Richey then wasted a golden chance after the re-start by shooting into the outside of a gaping goal from just two yards away.

Joselu was later denied by the post and Vokes headed Burnley's final chance over goal in the closing seconds.

Burnley are now winless in six in the league and remain one point above the relegation places in 17th.

"We're still wondering how we didn't get something," Vokes said.

"We can take heart from the performance but not the result."

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