John Carver’s honest assessment of Newcastle United’s draw v Burnley

John Carver reflects on Newcastle United’s 3-3 draw with Burnley at St. James’ Park in the Premier League.

Newcastle United caretaker-manager John Carver has admitted that Burnley deserved to win the Premier League match between the two sides.

The Magpies headed into the game at St. James’ Park as favourites, but they had to settle for a point as it ended in a 3-3 draw.

Steven Taylor put Newcastle in front on 15 minutes, but just four minutes a Paul Dummett own goal made it 1-1.

Jack Colback fired the hosts back ahead in the 26th minute, only for Danny Ings to restore parity midway through the second half.

Newcastle took the lead for the third time in the game on 78 minutes through Moussa Sissoko, but Burnley picked up a deserved point when George Boyd equalised.

Carver made an honest assessment of the match and is quoted as saying by BBC Sport: "I don't think I have been involved in such a game of, to use the old cliche, two halves.

"We controlled the game and played really good football in the first half but the second half was pretty awful.

"I thought we had got out of jail (with Cissoko's goal) but they should have won the game. They were the better team over 90 minutes. They caused us more problems than we did them.”

Newcastle are now 10th in the Premier League table with 27 points from 20 matches.

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