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Done Deals: Crouch back in PL; N’Koudou leaves Spurs again

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Make sure to tune-in for our special Transfer Deadline Day show on NBCSN today from 5 p.m. ET as we focus on all of the moves across the Premier League in the January window. You can stream the show live online right here.

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Peter Crouch is back in the PL after six months in the Championship on the back of Stoke City’s relegation last May. The 38-year-old aerial specialist is set to join Burnley in the Clarets’ own battle against relegation (they sit 17th, four points clear of 18th, with 14 games left to play). Fellow forward Sam Vokes will, in turn, be leaving the club and taking Crouch’s place at the bet365 Stadium.


Georges-Kevin N’Koudou’s time at Tottenham Hotspur has come to an end, again, as the 23-year-old French winger has joined Monaco on loan until the end of the season. It’s N’Koudou’s second loan spell away from his parent club (he went to Burnley last season), for whom he’s made fewer than a dozen PL appearances since arriving in the summer of 2016.


Aboubakar Kamara did himself no favors in the eyes of Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri when he broke rank and insisted that he be the one to take an 81st-minute penalty kick in a scoreless game against fellow relegation candidates Huddersfield Town. Kamara’s effort was saved, but Fulham would grab a winner in stoppage time. Following a brief banishment from training, Kamara returned to the club’s facilities and was arrested after getting into a fight with a staff member, booked on suspicion of “actual bodily harm and criminal damage.” All of that is to say, the situation was beyond untenable, and Kamara has joined Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor on loan until the end of the season.


Elsewhere in the relegation scrap, Cardiff City have signed Reading right back/winger Leandro Bacuna for an undisclosed fee. Bacuna previously appeared in the PL during part of his four-year spell at Aston Villa. With 14 games left to play, the Bluebirds sit 18th in the PL table, four points adrift of safety.

Newcastle beats Burnley at Turf Moor

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  • Newcastle unbeaten in four
  • Burnley winless in six
  • Fernandez, Clark help 2-0 lead

Newcastle United won its third-straight match after riding two early goals to a 2-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday.

Ciaran Clark added a goal to a Ben Mee own goal, while Burnley’s only answer came via a long Sam Vokes header.

Unbeaten in four, Newcastle’s 12 points move them 13th. That’s level with its next opponent, West Ham.

Burnley is just a point above the drop in 17th.

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A third-minute corner led to an awkward goal, with Federico Fernandez’s spinning side-footed effort taking a turn off Burnley back Ben Mee en route to the upper 90.

Clark then flicked the service of a short corner across goal and inside the back post.

Burnley scored out of nothing, with Vokes rising over Clark atop the 18 to nod a looping header over an uncharacteristically lost Martin Dubravka.

Chris Wood lashed into a bid to equalize just before the break, but Dubravka got full extension to punch the hard drive out for a corner.

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DeAndre Yedlin made an ingenious steal on the right flank, and Hart’s partial save looked to have goal written all over it only for Matt Ritchie to miss from within two yards of the near post.

An odd bounce allowed Wood to tee up a shot in the 68th minute, but Dubravka was in position to handle the rip. And Burnley put a pair of decent chances off frame in the next five minutes.

Newcastle substitute Joselu had two chances to make it 3-1, first hitting a far post drive off the iron before seeing an effort blocked at the other end.

AT HALF: Spurs, Burnley, Bournemouth lead; Leicester-Everton level

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The Premier League started without an early kickoff on Saturday, but there’s plenty to discuss from a quintet of 10 a.m. ET kickoffs on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Cardiff City [STREAM]

A rare Eric Dier goal has Spurs up front, though Hugo Lloris has not looked confident between the sticks for the favored hosts.

Burnley 1-0 Huddersfield Town [STREAM]

Johann Berg Gudmundsson sent a cross to Sam Vokes, and the big Welshman thumped it past Jonas Lossl.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Wolves [STREAM]

Chances at both ends and plenty to like in terms of style of plays, but nothing on the board yet.

Watford 0-3 Bournemouth [STREAM]

David Brooks and Joshua King have scored for the Cherries, King’s first of two coming from the spot after a second yellow card to Christian Kabasele. This one’s not quite put to bed, but the bedtime stories are being perused at Vicarage Road.

Leicester City 1-1 Everton [STREAM]

Rebounds that fall to Richarlison tend to wind up in one place: The back of the net. But if Leicester is celebrated for doing one thing, it’s countering, and Ricardo Pereira beat Jordan Pickford to restore the deadlock before half.

Opportunistic Burnley wins at Cardiff City

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  • 0-0 at halftime
  • Cardiff out-attempts Burnley 19-3
  • Burnley scores with 1st shots on target
  • Murphy briefly equalizes for Bluebirds

Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Sam Vokes scored second half goals to lead Burnley to a 2-1 win over Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.

Josh Murphy scored Cardiff City’s lone goal, as the Bluebirds remain in 19th place.

Burnley is 12th with seven points after consecutive PL wins.

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A sleepy game — it might’ve been in a coma, to be honest — was snapped awake by the inferior visitors, as Gudmundsson got high at the back post to pound a header into the turf and past Neil Etheridge. Not the best moment for the Cardiff goalkeeper.

And Cardiff answered, with Murphy’s terrific finish back across goal leveling the score at 1 with a half-hour to play in Wales. Bruno Ecuele Manga delivered the cross.

Vokes then restored Burnley’s lead in the 70th minute, stooping to turn Matej Vydra‘s cute cross past Etheridge.

Murphy dragged a shot just outside the near post in the 82nd minute.

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Swansea City 1-0 Burnley: Carvalhal glory continues

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  • Swans move 15th on Ki goal
  • Burnley out attempts Swans 13-9
  • Clarets remain seventh

Carlos Carvalhal’s Swansea City revolution continued with a 1-0 win over Burnley at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Ki Sung-Yueng scored the lone goal of the match, as Swans moved two points clear of the drop zone to 15th.

Sean Dyche‘s Clarets are still seventh, but Leicester is a point back and Everton two behind the hosts.

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A pair of Sams, Burnley’s Vokes and Swansea’s Clucas, mishit each side’s best chances of the first half.

A dull match sprang to life in the second half, at least momentarily, as Ki provided a neat finish to lift the Welsh crowd into euphoria.

Swansea almost made it 2-0 through Jordan Ayew, but the younger Ayew brother just missed from a tight angle.

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