Johann Gudmundsson of Burnley is tackled by Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on December 04, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle United player ratings from 1-0 win over Burnley – big performances see NUFC claim first Premier League win

Newcastle United picked up their first win of the Premier League season at the 15th attempt with a 1-0 win over Burnley at St. James’s Park – but how did the players fare?

Saturday, 4th December 2021, 5:26 pm

After a slow start, Callum Wilson gave Newcastle the lead after 40-minutes after Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope spilled Joe Willock’s cross under pressure from Fabian Schar. The Magpies’ number nine collected the ball and smashed it emphatically into the back of the net for his sixth of the campaign.

It wasn’t the most convincing first half from the hosts but they crucially held the lead going into the final 45-minutes.

And they were able to hang onto the three points and clean sheet in the second half as Eddie Howe picked up his first win in charge of the club, who moved off the bottom of the table.

Here are Dominic Scurr’s player ratings from the match…

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