EPL: Burnley v Newcastle, stats, reaction, report, result, video, goals, highlights, Matt Ritchie miss


Newcastle wasn’t made to pay for an embarrassing miss from Matt Ritchie as Rafa Benitez’s side held on to beat Burnley 2-1 for a third straight win in the English Premier League on Monday.

With the goal completely open in the 50th minute, Ritchie sliced a sidefooted shot with his favored left foot into the side netting from inside the six-yard box.

PL miss of the season

PL miss of the season


The score was already 2-1 at the time, with Ritchie having set up Ciaran Clark for Newcastle’s second goal in the 23rd after an own-goal by Ben Mee put the visitors in front in the fourth minute.

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Sam Vokes reduced Burnley’s deficit in the 40th with a looping header from just inside the penalty area from Mee’s raking pass forward.

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