November 26, 2018 / 10:38 PM / 17 days ago

Soccer-Newcastle revival continues with victory at Burnley

* Reinvigorated Newcastle beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor

* Match delayed after referees’ assessor collapsed in the tunnel

* Early Ben Mee own goal gave Newcastle the lead

* Ciaran Clark made it 2-0 with a superb header

* Sam Vokes pulled one back for Burnley with a looping header

* Matt Ritchie and Joselu came close for Newcastle after the break

* Newcastle next at home to West Ham, Burnley visit Crystal Palace BURNLEY 1 NEWCASTLE UNITED 2

Nov 26 (Reuters) - Newcastle United surged clear of the Premier League relegation zone after a Ben Mee own goal and Ciaran Clark’s header helped them to a 2-1 win at struggling Burnley on Monday.

Newcastle celebrated a third successive league victory after failing to win any of their opening 10 fixtures and moved up to to 13th place on 12 points from 13 games.

The Magpies are four points clear of the relegation zone and three points ahead of 17th-placed Burnley, who stretched their winless league streak to six games.

The kick off was delayed by half an hour when the referees’ assessor Eddie Wolstenholme collapsed in the tunnel and was taken to hospital, but once the match got underway Newcastle dominated the opening period.

The Magpies took a fourth-minute lead after a Federico Fernandez shot from 20 metres took a heavy deflection off Mee and Clark then made it 2-0 with a superb header in the 23rd minute as he met a fine cross from the left by Matt Ritchie.

Sam Vokes pulled one back for Burnley shortly before the break with a looping header from 15 metres, with Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka caught out of position after a long ball by Mee.

Ritchie was guilty of an astonishing miss just after the break when he shot wide from two metres with Burnley keeper Joe Hart beaten. Joselu also hit the post for Newcastle with a stinging low shot and they then held on in the closing stages. (Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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