Callum Wilson accepts gift to earn Newcastle a first league win of the season

Neal Maupay’s last-gasp tap-in earns Brighton a points at Southampton

Callum Wilson scores Newcastle United’s goal during the  Premier League match against  Burnley at St James’ Park. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Callum Wilson scores Newcastle United’s goal during the Premier League match against Burnley at St James’ Park. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

 

Newcastle United 1 Burnley 0

Callum Wilson finally handed Newcastle their first Premier League win of the season at the 15th attempt as they rode their luck to see off fellow strugglers Burnley.

Eddie Howe’s men were decidedly second best for long periods in front of a crowd of 51,948 at St James’ Park but made the most of a slice of good fortune when Wilson blasted home his sixth goal of the season after goalkeeper Nick Pope had dropped the ball at his feet.

The 1-0 victory, which was a reward for hard work and doggedness rather than quality, lifted the Magpies off the foot of the table and, while they still have a mountain to climb, they have at least established base camp four games into their new head coach’s reign.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche, however, will wonder quite how his team boarded the coach back to Lancashire with nothing to show for their efforts on an afternoon when their four-match unbeaten run drew to a disappointing close.

Southampton 1 Brighton 1

Neal Maupay’s last-gasp tap-in plundered Brighton a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

The French forward produced the fastest reaction after Jakub Moder’s free-kick, to deny Ralph Hasenhüttl a win on his three-year anniversary as Saints boss.

Maupay’s sixth top-flight goal in 15 appearances rescued a point for Graham Potter’s side in the eighth minute of added time, but Brighton are still winless in 11 matches in all competitions.

Armando Broja’s smart finish had for so long appeared sufficient for Saints to grab a first win in four Premier League outings.

The Chelsea loanee coolly cut inside Shane Duffy’s last-ditch sliding tackle to slot home, but Southampton paid the price for profligacy elsewhere and for sitting too deep in the second half.

Brighton avoided another chastening afternoon at the last by snatching a point, but were left to fret over a nasty-looking injury to Leandro Trossard.

The winger was carried from the field on a stretcher suffering a suspected dislocated elbow after a collision with Nathan Redmond.

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