Newcastle dig deep for victory at Sheffield United
Newcastle dig deep for victory at Sheffield UnitedFrench forward Saint-Maximin fired the visitors ahead in the 15th minute and Shelvey netted in the 70th after Andy Carroll, who nodded the ball into his path, was initially ruled offside, only for a VAR check to let the goal stand.
Chris Wood scored his seventh goal of the season as Burnley ended a run of three successive defeats with a 1-0 victory against a patched-up Newcastle . Wood ’s 58th-minute header was enough to separate the sides in what was a poor contest overall at Turf Moor
March 3 (Reuters) Burnley 's 11-match winless run in the Premier League ended on Saturday when a late Chris Wood goal secured a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Everton, who finished with 10 men in an entertaining game at Turf Moor. Substitute Wood headed in Johann Berg Gudmundsson's cross to
BURNLEY, England, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Burnley ended a three-match losing streak thanks to a Chris Wood header that gave them a 1-0 win over Newcastle United at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Newcastle came into the game after back-to-back wins but were weakened by injury. In bitterly cold conditions neither side could really find any fluidity in a poor first half.
The Clarets broke through in the 58th minute when Wood outmuscled Federico Fernandez to head home an Ashley Westwood corner at the back post.
Jack Cork came close to doubling Burnley's lead when he robbed Sean Longstaff and slalomed into the area, but his low drive was parried out by Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka.
Dwight Gayle came close to equalising late on but turned the ball wide, after Brazilian Joelinton had bundled Erik Pieters off the ball and delivered a dangerous low cross. (Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
Gordon Wood loses malicious prosecution appeal .
The state's highest court has ruled that Gordon Wood was not maliciously prosecuted for the murder of his girlfriend Caroline Byrne, rejecting his bid for a damages payout. Mr Wood, 57, spent more than three years behind bars for the murder of the Sydney model before he was acquitted of the crime in February 2012. The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal found the guilty verdict was "unreasonable" and suicide could not be excluded.A jury had initially found Mr Wood guilty in November 2008 of murdering Ms Byrne, 24, by throwing her off a cliff at The Gap in Watsons Bay in June 1995.