Heading into the final day of the Premier League season, Michael Jackson’s Burnley are still struggling for safety and know they need to beat Eddie Howe’s Newcastle to stay top
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Burnley failed to put a two-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa and will now need to beat Newcastle United on the final day if they are to avoid relegation to the Championship.
But it won’t be easy for Michael Jackson’s side as the Magpies have made a remarkable about-face this year to quell their own safety fears and are full of confidence after Monday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal go in
The Clarets simply need to match Leeds United’s result on the day to remain top, while a win for the Magpies could see them into the top 10.
When does Burnley play Newcastle?
Burnley vs Newcastle kicks off at 4pm on Sunday 22 May at Turf Moor.
The last time these two sides met was in the second leg of the league in December, when the Magpies defeated their visitors 1-0 at St James’ Park.
Callum Wilson’s strike in the 40th minute was the only goal of the game and proved a match-winner for the hosts as they celebrated their first Premier League win of the season.
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The match has not been selected to be televised live, but highlights will be available on BBC One’s Match of the Day at 10:30pm.
This is also available for streaming via iPlayer and the iPlayer app.
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Tie – 5/2
Newcastle – 23.10
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The Clarets only played three days ago so Michael Jackson could consider switching things up to freshen things up for his side ahead of this big clash, despite having five injury concerns to deal with while Matthew Lowton is out through suspension.
Club captain Ben Mee (wade) could return for this game after missing midweek which would be a huge boost for his side, along with Erik Pieters (knee) but Matej Vydra (knee), Johann Berg Gudmundsson ( Wade) and Ashley Westwood (ankle) are excluded.
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As for Newcastle, Eddie Howe could also look to rotate his squad in his last game of the season but with a top-half result still a possibility it’s likely he’ll end up against a relatively strong side despite a big result want to play injury list of eight players.
Chris Wood (groin) could be back against his former club here, along with Fabian Schar (head), Ryan Fraser (hamstring) and Javier Manquillo (illness), but also Jonjo Shelvey (calf), Joe Willock (knee) and Isaac Hayden (knee) and Jamal Lewis (groin) are out until next season.
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