Newcastle have given themselves a huge chance of Premier League survival this season with 2-1 fightback win at Burnley.

The Magpies have now opened up a six-point gap over rivals Fulham and wind looks to back blowing for Steve Bruce.

But despite the final result it was the Clarets who dominated the opening stages as Matej Vydra deservedly edged them in front.

Chris Wood did brilliantly to work an angle inside the box and Vydra got across his man to tap home.

Burnley looked to pick up where they left off after the restart as Matt Lowton and Dwight McNeil both forced fine stops from Martin Dubravka.

And with Dubravka keeping up his end of the bargain the Magpies dramatically flipped the game on its head.

Sub Allan Saint-Maximin was the catalyst for Steve Bruce’s side as he tricks freed Jacob Murphy to smack home an equaliser.

Before the Frenchman led the Clarets a merry dance from inside his own half and curled a beauty past Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

And the Magpies hero did almost make it three in the dying minutes but James Tarkowski got back to clear his lines.

Full Time from Turf Moor it’s Burnley 1 Newcastle 2

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Feargal Brennan

Feargal Brennan

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