Burnley’s first-half collapse gifts Newcastle vital win

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Burnley’s hopes were dashed as they succumbed to a first-half collapse against Newcastle, resulting in a 4-1 defeat.

Despite a strong start, Burnley faltered as Callum Wilson, Sean Longstaff, and Bruno Guimaraes found the net for the Magpies.

The first half lead left the hosts reeling and longing for the halftime whistle.

Newcastle’s dominance in the first half set the tone for the match, with Burnley struggling to contain their relentless attacks.

Newcastle keep European football hopes alive with 4-1 win over Burnley – Getty image

While the halftime break provided some respite for Burnley, the damage had already been done, with Newcastle ceasing full control.

Although Burnley showed signs of improvement in the second half, it was too little, too late to salvage the game.

Just three minutes after Alexander Isak missed a penalty, he capitalized on another opportunity to smash home, making it 4-0.

Dara O’Shea pulled one back for Burnley, but it was already too late to stage a comeback against the Magpies.

The crucial three points propelled them to sixth place in the Premier League standings, putting them in contention for a European spot.

For Burnley, the defeat further dims their hopes of survival in the Premier League, making their upcoming fixture against Tottenham Hotspur all the more crucial.

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