Rookie referee Tim Robinson came under fire from Burnley boss Sean Dyche and Newcastle counterpart Steve Bruce following his Premier League debut.
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Chris Wood scored his seventh goal of the season as Burnley ended a run of three successive defeats with a 1-0 victory against a patched-up Newcastle.
Newcastle frontman Allan Saint-Maximin was sprinting at almost 37kmph when he suffered the hamstring tear which is likely to sideline him for a month.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has praised the work of rival boss Steve Bruce ahead of facing Newcastle at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Steve Bruce has challenged Newcastle to find a way to win without Allan Saint-Maximin after losing his flying frontman for a month.
Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez will be available for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle despite breaking a finger.
Newcastle climbed further away from the Premier League relegation zone with a third consecutive victory and their first at Turf Moor in more than 40 years.
Rafael Benitez has moved to dampen expectations ahead of the January transfer window by admitting it will be a “difficult” time to improve his squad.