Newcastle United brush Burnley aside on Eddie Howe’s 100th game in charge.

Newcastle United were ruthless in their display at Turf Moor winning 4-1 in what was a vital game for Vincent Company and his team.

Newcastle’s dominance saw three points return them to sixth in the premier league table whilst Burnley’s loss leaving the clarets five points adrift of safety on 24.

Burnley started brightly in the game however that slowly crumbled as Newcastle dismantled the defence in a first half capitulation.

19 minutes into the match Newcastle struck first, against the run of play a swift counter attack led by Tino Livramento who found Jacob Murphy who’s cutback found Alexander Isak who had his shot saved by Arijanet Muric only to be turned in by Callum Wilson on the rebound.

Wilson netted his 47th goal of his Newcastle career, a significant achievement as he moves one ahead of Peter Beardsley in the all time scoring charts into second place by Alan Shearer.

Goals from Sean Longstaff and Bruno Guimaraes in the 35th and 40th minutes respectively put the game beyond doubt before the half was even up leaving Vincent Kompany’s team with a mountain to climb.

In the 52nd minute a lovely burst of pace from Anthony Gordon into the opposition box saw Josh Brownhill commit a foul and leave Anthony Taylor with no choice but to give the penalty.

Alexander Isak who has been ever reliable for the Magpies unexpectedly misses from twelve yards as Muric saved what was a rather poor penalty by his standards however three minutes later he scored his 24th goal of the season.

Despite the three points a definite highlight was the return of Joelinton following a lengthy absence with injury, the midfielder has been vital to Eddie Howes team and his absence was a big loss so to be able to slowly reintroduce him to the squad is a massive lift.

In seeing the game out Burnley clawed one back as Dara O’Shea’s looping header found the far corner of Martin Dubravka’s goal however it was merely a consolation. The final whistle blew with Newcastle United defeating Burnley by four goals to one.