Burnley vs Newcastle
Newcastle are up to 13th in the Premier League table after beating Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor last night. It was a third win in a row for Rafa Benitez’s side, who had beaten Watford and Bournemouth in their two games before this. Before those games, they were win-less, but have now seemingly turned a corner.
The Toon went 2-0 ahead, as a Ben Mee own-goal and a Ciaran Clark header had them in a good position after just 23 minutes. Sam Vokes equalised before the break for Burnley, but the game finished 2-1.
I didn’t see any of the game, so I can’t really comment on it. But Newcastle, after a horrific start, have begun to come good. Burnley, after a horrific start, have not. Sean Dyche’s men are now 17th and just one point clear of the relegation zone. They’re having a very poor season, especially compared to how they did last season. They just can’t seem to defend, which is strange. Whether they’re going to come good eventually and begin to climb the table is anybody’s guess. That seems unlikely at the moment, and they could even be involved in a relegation scrap.
Manchester City and Manchester United are both in Champions League action tonight. City are in France to play Lyon, while United host Young Boys at Old Trafford. I hope to watch Man City when I get home from work, but may miss a bit of it. I definitely won’t be rushing home to watch United, because they’re dreadful!
The Man City game could be a good one. When they played Lyon at the Etihad back in September, the French side ran out 2-1 winners. There’s obviously a good chance that City will blow them away tonight and give them a hammering, but then again, they may not. Who knows. We’ll find out tonight anyway!
Man United shouldn’t have any problems at home to Young Boys. They should be able to hammer them without too much hassle.
Wednesday is the big night for Champions League action this week. Liverpool travel to play PSG while Tottenham have an absolute must-win against Inter at Wembley. They could be two very good games.
Anyway, that’s that for today. Sorry it’s a very short one, but I was up a bit late this morning. Of course, I do plan on the blog being short in future because I want to work on the in-depth stuff. But you already know that.
I’ll be back tomorrow with more. Hope you have a good Tuesday.