Out of the bench shortly before the hour mark, Allan Saint-Maximin reversed the course of the match on Burnley’s pitch, and allowed Newcastle to win (2-1) in the Premier League.
Allan Saint-Maximin has played little this season, but when he appears on the pitch, it is the face of his team that is transformed. The Frenchman started the game on the bench, and once he left it, one ball was enough for him to make the difference, as Newcastle advanced to defeat.
Matej Vydra (18th) gave Burnley the advantage, scoring his third goal in five matches. Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, he achieved some feats in his goal to allow the Toons to hope, until the entry of Saint-Maximin. The French first served Murphy after an acceleration on the right side (59th), before going to score a beautiful solo goal (64th).
Newcastle distanced itself from the red zone
A full axis breakthrough then a hook to get back on his left foot and arm an unstoppable strike. This is called a decisive entry. Steve Bruce had flair when he launched his striker. Long injured and victim of the coronavirus, Saint-Maximin has had a truncated season.
But his sensational entry offers a precious success, quite unexpected it must be said, to the Magpies, which put an end to a shortage of seven matches without the slightest victory. This allows Newcastle to take six points ahead of the first relegation, Fulham (18th), with one game less.