Stat Attack: All you need to know about Burnley 1-2 Newcastle

Luke Bissett
LiveScore
22/05/202217:00
James Tarkowski crouches down in disappointment following Burnley's relegation
James Tarkowski crouches down in disappointment following Burnley's relegation

A brace from Callum Wilson sunk Burnley at Turf Moor, as Newcastle's 2-1 victory condemned the Clarets to relegation.

Wilson opened the scoring from penalty spot after 20 minutes, when Nathan Collins was deemed to have handled the ball in the area.

The England international then proceeded to double the visitors' lead on the hour mark, diverting Allan Saint-Maximin's terrific pass into the back of the net.

Maxwel Cornet then pulled one back for the hosts on 69 minutes — firing home a volley after Magpies goalkeeper Martin Dubravka saved his initial effort.

Mike Jackson's side pushed for an equaliser and forced a goalmouth scramble at the death — but it was not enough to secure Premier League safety for the Lancashire outfit.

The defeat marks the end of Burnley's six-year stay in the top flight, with Jackson expressing his disappointment at full-time.

He said: "It's raw, we've got a group of players who are gutted. I don't think there is any other word to say about that.

"There wasn't much in the game but we gave the penalty away and they could sit in a bit more. You end up chasing it and don't get the rhythm.

"There is a lot of emotion in it. I'm gutted for everyone involved but proud as well, as I couldn't have asked any more from them."

Burnley pushed for an equalising goal in the closing stages
Burnley pushed for an equalising goal in the closing stages

Newcastle meanwhile, finished just two points off the top half of the table — and manager Eddie Howe was delighted with his side's performance.

He said: "It was never going to be one for the purist, the atmosphere was very intense and created a game that was unpredictable.

"It would have been very easy to drop our levels and play our part in Burnley winning the game and ultimately staying up.

"But we had standards to meet and were determined to represent the club well today. The players deserve credit for that."

Did you know?

Burnley have lost their final league game in each of the last six Premier League campaigns, since their return to the division in 2016.

Wilson has netted five goals in his last four top-flight appearances against the Clarets.

In 2022, Newcastle picked up 38 points in the Premier League — a haul bettered only by three sides (Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham).

Saint-Maximin became the first player to hit double figures for league goal involvements for the Magpies this season (five goals, five assists).

Ashley Barnes made his 200th Premier League appearance for Burnley — he is only the second player to reach that milestone for the Lancashire club.

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