Newcastle United's Allan Saint-Maximin celebrates after scoring the winning goal in their Premier League game against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley on Sunday. Photo: Jon Super/Reuters
Newcastle United's Allan Saint-Maximin celebrates after scoring the winning goal in their Premier League game against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley on Sunday. Photo: Jon Super/Reuters

Allan Saint-Maximin inspires crucial win for Newcastle at Burnley

By Reuters Time of article published Apr 11, 2021

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BURNLEY – Frenchman Allan Saint-Maximin came off the bench and turned the game around for lowly Newcastle United as they came from behind to seal a vital 2-1 Premier League win at Burnley on Sunday.

Burnley had led through an 18th-minute goal from Czech striker Matej Vydra and were well on top before Saint-Maximin, returning from injury, came off the bench and changed the game inside seven minutes.

The Frenchman set up Jacob Murphy for a superbly struck equaliser from outside the box before he produced a brilliant individual goal, running at the Burnley defence from deep and firing a lethal drive into the bottom corner.

Seventeenth-placed Newcastle moved to 32 points, six clear of Fulham, who occupy the highest spot in the relegation zone, with a game in hand.

Burnley are one point above Newcastle in 15th place.

Reuters

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