Callum Wilson nets a double as Newcastle see off Burnley
Ashley Westwood levelled for Burnley but Wilson scored twice to seal home win
Newcastle United’s Callum Wilson celebrates scoring his team’s third goal in front of a television camera in their win over Burnley at St James’ Park. Photo: Peter Powell/AFP via Getty Images
Newcastle United 3 Burnley 1
A double from Callum Wilson earned Newcastle United their first home win of the new Premier League season with a 3-1 success over Burnley at St James’ Park on Saturday, leaving the visitors in the bottom three after three straight defeats.
Allan Saint-Maximin got Newcastle up and running in the 14th minute after twisting and turning to make space for a shot before drilling the ball into the bottom corner.
Burnley improved in the second half and got back on level terms thanks to a fine volley from captain Ashley Westwood just after the hour mark.
However, four minutes later dangerman Saint-Maximin crossed brilliantly to the far post for a tap-in by Wilson who then converted a 77th minute penalty after goalkeeper Nick Pope miscontrolled the ball and brought down substitute Ryan Fraser.
Wilson’s fourth goal this season wrapped up the points as Newcastle moved up to sixth in the table after taking seven points from their opening four games.
Burnley dropped to second-bottom after a third defeat from their three games, with manager Sean Dyche hoping to bring in much-needed signings before the transfer window shuts on Monday.