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2019-20 English Premier League
  • Chris Wood (58')

Wood header gives Burnley win over Newcastle

Burnley ended a three-match losing streak thanks to a Chris Wood header that gave them a 1-0 win over Newcastle United at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Newcastle came into the game after back-to-back wins but were weakened by injury. In bitterly cold conditions neither side could really find any fluidity in a poor first half.

The Clarets broke through in the 58th minute when Wood outmuscled Federico Fernandez to head home an Ashley Westwood corner at the back post.

Jack Cork came close to doubling Burnley's lead when he robbed Sean Longstaff and slalomed into the area, but his low drive was parried out by Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka.

Dwight Gayle came close to equalising late on but turned the ball wide, after Brazilian Joelinton had bundled Erik Pieters off the ball and delivered a dangerous low cross.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 26 +46 76
2 Manchester City 25 +36 51
3 Leicester City 26 +28 50
4 Chelsea 25 +9 41
5 Tottenham Hotspur 26 +9 40
6 Sheffield United 26 +4 39
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 +3 36
8 Everton 26 -4 36
9 Manchester United 25 +7 35
10 Arsenal 26 +2 34
11 Burnley 26 -9 34
12 Southampton 26 -16 31
13 Newcastle United 26 -16 31
14 Crystal Palace 26 -9 30
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 26 -7 27
16 AFC Bournemouth 26 -14 26
17 Aston Villa 26 -16 25
18 West Ham United 25 -13 24
19 Watford 26 -16 24
20 Norwich City 26 -24 18