On a cold January evening, Newcastle were frustratingly held at home to Burnley. As a late Karl Darlow own goal prevented Newcastle from getting the three points.
After taking the lead, Newcastle failed to hold onto their lead. After missing a catalogue of chances Newcastle were punished even if it was in an unfortunate manner. Once again home fans left disappointed leaving United still without a win since October.
What was most disappointing was how poor Burnley were. This was a game which Newcastle should have won on reflection. The amount of truly awful misses from various members of the Newcastle team.
We must firstly begin with the penalty which was certainly the correct decision, which was well overdue. However, Joselu’s effort was poor despite that fans should not be slating the Spanish forward.
It is a difficult situation for him to be thrown into considering his backup role at Stoke City. Despite his desperate performance in front of goal, it could certainly said that he had a big impact in the air on Wednesday night.
Whilst goals are expected from a striker any contribution must be given credit where it is due. However, the arrival of Islam Slimani is very much welcome on Tyneside. Hopefully, he will provide the goals.
If he starts in the same manner as Kenedy did, United fans will certainly be happy. The Brazilian was excellent on his Newcastle United debut in which he got stuck in and nearly scored from an excellent first half effort.
Kenedy, of course, gained an assist after he floated a great cross into the middle which Jamal Lascelles met brilliantly. What is perhaps worrying is the fact is that goal put him second in United’s goalscoring charts.
Ultimately, Wednesday night will be remembered as a disappointing result after a relatively promising start.