Newcastle face Burnley in the Premier League’s latest Monday night fixture, but history reveals that the Toon don’t have much luck in post-weekend kick offs.

Most Newcastle supporters will remember that the Magpies also played the Clarets in a Monday away game last season, although the match itself was one to forget.

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Sean Dyche’s side won 1-0 at Turf Moor in a lifeless affair in which both sides offered little going forward.

However, a Jeff Hendrick goal late on was enough to see Burnley take all three points.

Unfortunately, these kind of post-weekend performances are something of a recurring theme for Newcastle in the Premier League.

Their run of results in Monday night games is now so bad that a draw would be a brilliant result.

Why Newcastle don’t like Mondays

In fairness to the Toon, they’re often dealt the lesser hand in these widely-viewed TV fixtures.

In their last 12 Monday night Premier League matches, all of them have been played away from home.

Naturally Newcastle haven’t had an easy time of it in these 12 away fixtures, but the results are still poor.

The Magpies have won just one of these matches dating back to December 2012.

But the real concern is that they’ve lost the other 11. That’s just three points out of a possible 36 in Monday night football.

The positives of that solitary win are that it actually came just last season against Stoke. A 1-0 win courtesy of Ayoze Perez put an end to a 10 match Monday losing streak.

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Although it put an end to the miserable run, Newcastle would still lose their very next Monday night game versus Everton in April.

But with Burnley in poor form this season, Newcastle will be hoping to well and truly put an end to this embarrassing record next time out.

A Monday to forget: March 4th 1996

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One of Newcastle’s worst moments in Premier League history came in a Monday night game.

On March 4 1996, Eric Cantona struck for Manchester United at St James Park, The Red Devils seeing out a 1-0 away win.

The Magpies had been top of the table at the time, with Manchester lagging behind in second. But that victory helped turn the tide for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side as they closed the gap to within a point.

The joy felt by supporters at the start of the season was quickly overtaken by a severe case of Monday blues. Kevin Keegan’s side went on to lose three of their next five matches, completely losing momentum in the title race.

One of these was the now infamous 4-3 loss to Liverpool at Anfield, Stan Collymore scoring an agonising last-minute winner.

Hopefully the game against Burnley doesn’t have us all slumped over like Keegan was that night.

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