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Sports News of Tuesday, 31 October 2017


Christian Atsu's Newcastle suffers narrow defeat to Burnley

Black Stars winger Christian Atsu suffered a narrow 1-0 loss with his Newcastle side to Burnley in the English Premier League on Monday night.

On another Monday night to forget for the Magpies, Christian Atsu was guilty of wasting the best chance of the first half when he poked over from close range.

Newcastle have now lost 10 consecutive top-flight matches on a Monday.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche however marked his fifth anniversary in charge of Burnley with a win as Jeff Hendrick's second league goal of the season proved enough to sink Newcastle.

A game low on quality was heading for a goalless conclusion when unmarked Hendrick tapped home Johann Berg Gudmundsson's fine cross after Rob Elliot had beaten away Jack Cork's effort.

Newcastle had earlier gone close when Ayoze Perez's curling attempt from the edge of the penalty area forced Nick Pope into a full-stretch diving save.

Newcastle are now 9th in the league table with 14 points after 10 round of games

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