George Boyd earns Burnley a point at Newcastle

Thursday January 1st, 2015

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) -- A late goal from George Boyd earned Burnley a point in an entertaining 3-3 draw with Newcastle in the Premier League on Thursday.

Steven Taylor put Newcastle ahead after only 15 minutes at St. James' Park but the lead was short lived as an own goal by Paul Dummett four minutes later hauled Burnley level.

Watched by interim Newcastle manager John Carver, midfielder Jack Colback restored the hosts' advantage with a superb long-range strike in the 26th.

Burnley started strongly in the second half, and Danny Ings leveled in the 66th with a glancing header from Michael Kightly's cross before Moussa Sissoko converted Ayoze Perez's delivery in the 78th to put Newcastle ahead for the third time.

But Boyd earned Burnley a crucial point in its fight for Premier League survival with a neat finish, scoring one-on-one against Jak Alnwick in the 86th.

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