Newcastle United produced a third successive win for victory at Burnley on Monday night.
A Federico Fernandez effort that deflected in off Clarets defender Ben Mee, and Ciaran Clark’s header from a Matt Ritchie cross, proved decisive for Rafael Benitez’s side.
Burnley had lost each of their last 23 top-flight matches in which they had conceded the first two goals.
And while Sam Vokes responded for the home side – connecting with Mee’s long ball to loop a header over goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from almost 18 yards – they were unable to force an equaliser.
The result leaves Burnley 17th in the table, one point above the relegation zone.