Steve Bruce gives his view on THAT Dwight Gayle miss
Steve Bruce said Newcastle United were beaten in “the worst conditions any footballer can play in” at a freezing Turf Moor.
A second-half goal from Chris Wood from a disputed corner gave Burnley a 1-0 win yesterday.
The game was played in rain and sleet at a wind-swept Turf Moor, where substitute Dwight Gayle had a late chance to equalise. Andy Carroll had put a first-half header wide.
“We’ve huffed and puffed all day, and we’ve had two wonderful chances in Andy’s and the one that falls to Dwight,” said head coach Bruce. “When he gets that, you’re thinking we’ve equalised, but unfortunately we haven’t taken it.
“But it was never going to be easy on a horrible day, it’s the worst conditions any footballer can play in. But the resilience was there. They never gave up and tried manfully to get something out of the game, but unfortunately we fell short.”