St James' Park

Newcastle United 2, Burnley 0: Former Clarets striker Andy Payton's player ratings

Former Clarets striker Andy Payton gives his verdict from St James's Park as Sean Dyche's side suffered their first Premier League defeat of 2019.


Here's how the Padiham Predator scored the players:

Burnley's best player. Always trying to get forward and make things happen up until the final whistle.

5. Charlie Taylor - 7

Burnley's best player. Always trying to get forward and make things happen up until the final whistle.
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Fairly ineffective on the right hand side. Didn't supply the strikers from the wide areas, particularly in the first half. Most of his time was spent defending.

6. Johann Berg Gudmundsson - 6

Fairly ineffective on the right hand side. Didn't supply the strikers from the wide areas, particularly in the first half. Most of his time was spent defending.
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The Republic of Ireland international was over-run in midfield, didn't get his foot on the ball.

7. Jeff Hendrick - 6

The Republic of Ireland international was over-run in midfield, didn't get his foot on the ball.
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Most ineffective game for the Clarets so far. Never got going and was substituted at half-time.

8. Dwight McNeil - 6

Most ineffective game for the Clarets so far. Never got going and was substituted at half-time.
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