Burnley v Newcastle: match preview

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The success of Bunley’s season has come right down to the wire. They are level on points with Leeds on 35 but are 17th and safe at present thanks to their vastly superior goal difference. Mike Jackson’s side have a differential of 20 in their favour so their fate is very much in their own hands. Win and Burnley are in the top flight for another season. Unfortunately beating Newcastle is a huge task at present: leaving aside predictable losses to Manchester City and Liverpool, they have won their past five matches and the manner in which they easily dispatched an Arsenal side who desperately needed a win on Monday after those defeats is likely to make Burnley fans very nervous. The positive side for Jackson is that Leeds are facing equally tough opponents in Brentford. Graham Searles

Sunday 4pm

Venue Turf Moor

Last season Burnley 1 Newcastle 2

Referee Craig Pawson

This season G25 Y108 R2 4.4 cards/game

Odds H 3-1 A 4-1 D 5-2

BURNLEY

Subs from Hennessey, Norris, Bardsley, Thomas, Stephens, Lowton, Rodriguez, Pieters, Tarkowski, Barnes, Mee

Doubtful Tarkowski (hamstring), Rodriguez (hamstring), Mee (calf), Pieters (knee)

Injured Gudmundsson (calf, Jun), Westwood (ankle, unknown), Vydra (knee, unknown)

Suspended Lowton (first of three)

Discipline Y66 R2

Form WWWLLD

Leading scorer Cornet 8

NEWCASTLE

Subs from Darlow, Dummett, Manquillo, Ritchie, Wood, Gayle, Krafth, Fraser, Fernández

Doubtful Wood (groin), Schär (concussion), Fraser (hamstring), Manquillo (chickenpox)

Injured Hayden (knee, unknown), Shelvey (calf, unknown), Willock (knee, unknown), Lewis (groin, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y87 R2

Form WWWLLW

Leading scorer Wilson 6

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