Mehdi Abeid reacts on Twitter to Newcastle's draw with Burnley

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Newcastle United midfielder Mehdi Abeid played for 90 minutes against Burnley last night and impressed.

Newcastle United's Mehdi Abeid felt his side were unlucky not to be victorious when they faced Burnley last night.

The Mapgies midfielder felt that his side had done enough to have beaten Sean Dyche's side, with their second half performance particularly memorable.

He took to social media site Twitter to say: "Deserved 3 points today,the team showed a great character and played some good football especially in the second half."

Newcastle ended up drawing the fixture 1-1, after showing good fighting spirit to come from behind against a fast improving Burnley side.

The Clarets had struggled to adapt to the Premier League, but have picked up an encouraging set of results recently so a point is not a disaster for Alan Pardew's team.

Newcastle fell behind when George Boyd placed scored with a well-placed finish, but Papiss Cisse levelled things up soon after the break.

Newcastle pressed to grab a winner, but in-truth it was a game of poor quality, with neither side reaching the top of their games. 

Abeid's performance in the centre of the park was impressive, though, and he is continuing to increase his reputation at the North East club. 

The youngster has come into the side because of an injury to Cheick Tiote and has seized his opportunity with both hands. 

  InterceptionTacklesTotal PassPassing AccuracyTouchesAppearancesMins Played
Mehdi Abeid 3 2 42 88.1% 57 1 90

Last night he made three interceptions and two tackles, as he provided his side's back-line good protection, and his passing was also extremely accurate.

It means that he is likely to retain his place in the Newcastle starting line-up for the considerable future, as the team look to claim a European place.

The Magpies' draw last night leaves them in 10th position, but they are only five points away from the top-four and will be aiming to close the gap in the coming weeks. 

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