Dan Burn has patched up his failure with Kai Havertz at the end of Newcastle United’s 1-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday.
The pair clashed earlier in March when the Chelsea attacker escaped a red card despite an elbow strike to the 30-year-old Magpies defender in a challenge described at the time as ‘reckless’. The 23-year-old German was given yellow for this, and nothing was changed by the VAR.
Eight months later, as the hosts clung to their slim lead in the final stage of the match at St James’ Park, they re-emerged as part of an on-field brawl.
Newcastle’s Dan Burn and Chelsea’s Kai Havertz faced each other on Saturday night
It was part of a battle on the pitch at the end of Newcastle’s narrow home win over the Blues
It comes months after Havertz avoided a red card for an elbow incident in a previous match
After the match, the Newcastle fan from his childhood Burn revealed: ‘It was the emotion of the match, wasn’t it?
“Me and Kai have played against each other a few times and it’s just part of the game. Sometimes it can get to you.
“But when you’re in that environment and you cling to stoppage time and want to win the game, these things happen.”
The elbow incident in March caused the contradiction between Burn and Havertz . began
The match winner came in the form of Joe Willock’s strike in the second half, leaving Newcastle third in the table going into the six-week break.
After the game, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe said it was ‘top of the table with our best showings of the season’.
The Magpies have achieved 30 points this season, a figure they only achieved in March last season.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe said their 1-0 win was one of their ‘best displays of the season’
Howe said, ‘It’s nice to hear that. Last season was a very, very difficult season, a very different season than we are experiencing this time. We just want to get as many points as possible as quickly as possible.’
Newcastle return on December 17 for a friendly against Rayo Vallecano, ahead of their first competitive game, a League Cup home game against Bournemouth.
They will not return for the league until their Boxing Day clash with Leicester City at King Power Stadium.
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