It was a night to become a hero at St James’ Park, with Dan Burn further cementing his Newcastle United legacy with his first Premier League goal for the club.

Burn scored Newcastle‘s crucial second goal on the brink of half time, heading home Kieran Trippier’s wonderful free-kick to double the Magpies’ advantage.

It was an excellent header from the 31-year-old, and something we had not seen enough of since his £13million move to Tyneside.

A lot is said about Burn and his size, and it should make him an absolute menace at set pieces. However, that has not been the case – until now.

The Geordie defender has now scored two goals this season, and both were massively important, much to the delight of his manager Eddie Howe.

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Eddie Howe delighted for Dan Burn’s ‘huge moment’

After the game, Howe spoke to NUFC TV. He provided his reaction to Burn scoring his first Premier League goal for his boyhood club.

“Another huge moment for him and for us,” he said.

“He has a habit of doing it when we need it the most in big games and that’s a great quality to have.

“He is an incredible size, he is good in the air so I was delighted to see him score and hopefully there’s more in him.”

Special night for the Newcastle fan

Burn does not score often, but it certainly matters when he does.

His first ever Toon goal came at the start of the year, weaving into the box in front of the Gallowgate to give Newcastle the lead against Leicester in the Carabao Cup quarter final. It was a vital goal on the road to Wembley.

Now Burn’s latest goal could take us to the Champions League. As Howe says, he has a habit of scoring in big games. Let’s hope that continues next season – maybe on the continent!

That second goal last night was crucial, and it meant so much more coming from a local lad. He is achieving his dreams, and has now scored at both ends of St James’ Park for the club he has supported all of his life.

It does not matter who puts it in the net, but Burn will always be a popular goalscorer. It was the high point of an outstanding performance from the 31-year-old, who has put his club on the brink of qualifying for Europe’s elite competition.

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