Newcastle United 0-Zero Burnley (3-Four pins): Wayne Hennessey saves and sends Clarets by way of
Wayne Hennessey hadn’t played a club game in almost a year and replaced Danny Ward at Euro 2020 for Wales
Wayne Hennessey made a memorable debut when Burnley beat Newcastle United 4-3 on penalties to advance to the third round of the Carabao Cup.
The Welshman made excellent saves in regular time ahead of Jeff Hendrick, Dwight Gayle and Javier Manquillo, as the Clarets made no significant effort after 90 minutes as the game ended goalless after 90 minutes.
Hennessey saved Allan Saint-Maximin’s first penalty in a penalty shoot-out.
He also saved from Miguel Almiron when Charlie Taylor scored the winner.
Hennessey, 34, moved to Turf Moor this summer Free transfer after seven years at the Crystal Palace and had not played a club game since September 15 last year.
On that day he was also in this phase of the Carabao Cup when he saved a penalty and missed one 11:10 am Gunfight loss at Bournemouth after a 0-0 draw.
After both losing their first two Premier League games, both teams made significant changes – only goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and skipper Jamaal Lascelles were retained by the Newcastle side, who lost at Aston Villa on Saturday, while Burnley coaches Sean Dyche made six changes, including a second debut for newly signed winger Aaron Lennon.
Newcastle’s Jeff Hendrick, who faced his former club, started well and had the first notable attempt when his shot from 25 yards went over the post after 10 minutes before parrying a non-scoring shot 20 minutes later in a first half.
But after the break, the game improved noticeably – without Hennessey’s heroism, Burnley would have been well beaten.
Four minutes after the restart, he made an excellent save against Hendrick after the Newcastle man reacted fastest to Joelinton’s worn shot from six yards.
Six minutes later, Brazilian strike partner Gayle hit the bar from an acute angle before the pair hit again when Gayle saw Hennessey make a good save from close range.
Joelinton was once again the supplier of Manquillo’s chance that Hennessey would go far when Burnley didn’t bother Woodman.
The Clarets brought in Ashley Barnes while the hosts responded with Saint-Maximin, Joe Willock and Almiron as both teams tried unsuccessfully to score a winning goal.
After saving Saint-Maximin’s opening shot on penalties, Hennessey and his opponent Woodman were hit by the next six kicks.
Woodman saved Josh Brownhill’s penalty kick to keep the shoot-out at 3-3, but Hennessey moved to his right to save Almiron’s weak attempt with the next kick before Taylor sealed Burnley’s progress.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche told BBC Radio Lancashire:
“It was a close game and Wayne made two big saves during the game.
“We’re patching the team together again, so we hope it will recover quickly, if you think we played Erik Pieters in three positions in one game, that’s not the perfect scenario.
“But the fighting qualities, the mentality were good, we kept looking for food, trying to break it while trying to really defend, and overall we took a sneaky position on penalties but we will take it.
“Overall it’s a win, it starts with this feeling of winning, especially when the group is so stretched.”
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce told BBC Radio 5 Live:
“We all know that penalties are a lottery and can go either way.
“What pleased me more was the team’s performance, I thought we were consistently excellent.
“If you’re going to be critical we’ve missed big, big opportunities and at this level against a Premier League team you have to take them.
“But overall I found the way the team played defensively, I don’t remember Burnley making a shot or my goalkeeper making a save.
“But at the moment we’re out of luck, we have to keep hitting and I’m sure it will change.”
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- 19thManquilloReplaced bySaint-Maximinat 76 ‘protocol
- 36S long stick
- 21FraserReplaced byAlmironat 83 ‘protocol
- 34GayleReplaced byWillockat 76 ‘protocol
- 4thM long stick
- 22ndCollinsBooked at 79 minutes
- 6thA long
- 17thLennonReplaced byTaylorat 59 ‘protocol
- 11McNeilBooked at 80 minutes
- 19thRodriguezReplaced byBarnesat 69 ‘protocol
Referee: Oliver Langford
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Game ends, Newcastle United 0 (3), Burnley 0 (4).
Penalty shoot-out ends, Newcastle United 0 (3), Burnley 0 (4).
Target! Newcastle United 0 (3), Burnley 0 (4). Charlie Taylor (Burnley) converts the penalty with his left foot into the lower right corner.
Penalty saved! Miguel Almirón (Newcastle United) fails to take advantage of this great chance as his left footed shot is saved in the lower left corner.
Penalty saved! Josh Brownhill (Burnley) cannot take advantage of this great opportunity, his right footed shot is saved in the lower right corner.
Target! Newcastle United 0 (3), Burnley 0 (3). Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) converts the penalty with his right foot to the lower left corner.
Target! Newcastle United 0 (2), Burnley 0 (3). Dwight McNeil (Burnley) converts a penalty with his left foot to the lower right corner.
Target! Newcastle United 0 (2), Burnley 0 (2). Joelinton (Newcastle United) converts a right footed penalty to the lower left corner.
Target! Newcastle United 0 (1), Burnley 0 (2). Ashley Barnes (Burnley) converts a penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.
Target! Newcastle United 0 (1), Burnley 0 (1). Joseph Willock (Newcastle United) converts a right footed penalty to the lower left corner.
Target! Newcastle United 0, Burnley 0 (1). Chris Wood (Burnley) converts the penalty into the center of the goal with his right foot.
Penalty saved! Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United) fails to take advantage of this great opportunity, right footed shot is saved in the lower left corner.
The penalty shoot-out starts with Newcastle United 0, Burnley 0.
Second half ends, Newcastle United 0, Burnley 0.
Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.
Corner, Burnley. Granted by Jamaal Lascelles.
Attempt blocked. Jamal Lewis (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Supported by Miguel Almirón.
Foul by Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United).
Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution (in), Newcastle United. Miguel Almirón replaces Ryan Fraser.