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Magpies' Darlow gives Clarets share of spoils after late clanger

Newcastle 1-1 Burnley

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

By Nick Mashiter

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow's late own goal denied struggling Newcastle a first Premier League win at St James' Park since October as Burnley snatched a draw.

Sam Vokes' close-range header went in off Darlow via the crossbar with five minutes remaining to cancel out Jamaal Lascelles' 65th-minute opener.

The Magpies' lack of firepower was cruelly exposed once again as Joselu wasted a first-half penalty and a series of other opportunities to fire his side away from the relegation zone.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche was left to bemoan a first-half penalty decision which did not go his way and a disallowed goal, and will feel his team was worth at least a point.

Newcastle made the better start and loan signing Kenedy came close to marking his debut with the opening goal.

Geordie hearts were in mouths minutes later when Jack Cork fell over Paul Dummett inside the box sparking concerted, but unanswered, penalty appeals and Ashley Barnes was later aggrieved to see a strike ruled out for a push on Lascelles.

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