Vincent Kompany offers classy Newcastle United verdict after 4-1 Burnley defeat

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Newcastle United battered Burnley 4-1 at Turf Moor to take a huge stride towards Europa League qualification

Vincent Kompany praised Newcastle United’s “attacking play” after his Burnley side were ripped apart on home soil.

Eddie Howe’s men were at their imperious best to batter the Clarets into submission. Goals from Callum Wilson, Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak gave the Magpies an unassailable lead before Dara O’Shea netted a consolation for the hosts.

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Three points at Turf Moor means Newcastle now sit two points above Manchester United in the race for sixth. Europa League qualification remains the aim and Howe’s men made a huge stride to doing exactly that - with the Red Devils travelling to Crystal Palace on Monday.

As for Burnley, their Premier League future looks ominous after another humiliating defeat. They are five points adrift from safety with just two games remaining as Nottingham Forest won 3-1 at Sheffield United.

Clarets boss Kompany hailed Newcastle as “the better team” - an honest assessment following his side’s drubbing. He told reporters: "Credit to Newcastle for their attacking play and credit to my players for the fact they never gave up. We played against a better team, simple as that.

“There was no lack of effort from our side, we fought hard. We had the opportunity maybe in the first 15 minutes to make use of our momentum a little bit better, but after that credit to Newcastle for their attacking play and credit to my players for the fact they never gave up.

“They just kept going. That’s got to count for something when you still have a game that can decide things.”

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