Newcastle United news RECAP: Saint-Maximin decision explained as Steve Bruce assesses system switch success

Newcastle United take on Sean Dyche’s Burnley at St James’s Park as the Magpies look to end a depressing run of just one win in their last nine Premier League games.

Newcastle United host Burnley at St James' Park this afternoon.
Newcastle United host Burnley at St James' Park this afternoon.

Follow every kick, as it happens, as well as all the build up, match action and reaction here – from our NUFC writers Miles Starforth and Liam Kennedy – in our LIVE Newcastle United matchday blog.

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Newcastle United v Burnley LIVE: Match action and reaction from St James' Park

Last updated: Saturday, 29 February, 2020, 18:07

  • FT Newcastle United 0 Burnley 0
  • Liam Kennedy's player ratings: Dwight Gayle the pick of the bunch for NUFC
  • Newcastle fail to score for the FOURTH Premier League game in a row
  • Steve Bruce reveals reason for ASM absence
  • Manager assesses the success of his system switch to 4-2-3-1

Plenty of 5s for the NUFC players today. Agree with these?

How has he missed that?!?

Miles Starforth's view

This has been a better half from Newcastle, who have at least created a few chances. Jonjo Shelvey's linked well with Dwight Gayle, and Miguel Almiron's been a threat from a central position. Not seen too much from Joelinton in the final third, yet.

Miles Starforth
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