Newcastle went even closer to opening the scoring early in the second half but Pope, who has proved a great replacement since coming in for the injured Tom Heaton, produced a superb save to deny Ayoze Perez. It was Ayoze, though, who was at fault for the move that led to Hendrick's goal. The 24-year-old Spaniard was dispossessed in his own half and when Jack Cork's shot was batted away by Rob Elliot, Johann Gudmundsson was on hand to cross the ball to the far post where an unmarked Hendrick made no mistake, chesting down and firing the ball into the roof of the net. Elliot denied Burnley a second with two minutes remaining, getting down well to save Barnes's stinging effort from the edge of the penalty area following a superb lay-off by Hendrick. Pope also saved his side at the death, producing another stop out of the top drawer to tip Isaac Hayden's shot around the post.
This is now Burnley’s best start to a top division season since 1973-74 (when they were lying 2nd to Leeds after 10 games) pic.twitter.com/spCCRy7acu— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) October 30, 2017