Here's what the national media have had to say following Newcastle United's win over Burnley as they moved off the bottom of the Premier League table.

'Kick start the campaign'

Matthew Howarth of the BBC wrote Eddie Howe will be hoping "Saturday's nervy victory" will help kick start Newcastle's campaign.

They add that the Magpies were rarely troubled by a "toothless" Burnley but were fortunate not to fall behind early on.

Howarth said: "It was far from pretty, but Howe will hope Saturday's nervy victory can kick-start Newcastle's campaign - nearly eight weeks after their £305m Saudi Arabia-backed takeover.

"The Magpies had failed to beat four of the eight teams directly above them in the Premier League before the visit of Sean Dyche's side, and they were perhaps fortunate not to fall behind early on as Burnley made the brighter start.

"But Newcastle improved following Wilson's opener - Joelinton and Jonjo Shelvey had efforts blocked before Willock blazed over the crossbar from Allan Saint-Maximin's cut-back.

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"A second goal would have eased some of the palpable tension around St James' Park, but Almiron was denied by a magnificent one-handed Pope save before shooting straight at Nathan Collins after cutting on to his left foot on the edge of the area.

"Rodriguez beat Martin Dubravka late on with a confident finish but was denied a 100th career league goal by the assistant referee's flag.

"Howe, who punched the air in delight at full-time, will be thrilled with Newcastle's resolute defensive showing, although - the opening 20 minutes aside - they were rarely troubled by a toothless Burnley."

'Felt like Newcastle had won a trophy'

Meanwhile, Craig Hope of the Daily Mail reflected on the jubilant scenes in the stands and on the touchline.

Hope said: "It felt like Newcastle United had won a trophy, not a football match. But after 15 games, seven months and four managers, a Premier League victory was always going to be savoured. In Eddie Howe, they might just have found their saviour.

"The new boss looked even more drained than his players as he exited down the tunnel, a glaze in his eyes after an emotional lap of appreciation.

"Seconds earlier Howe had clenched his fists and shook them in the direction of the East Stand."

'All is not necessarily lost'

Louise Taylor of The Guardian claims Eddie Howe was ready to dance with joy as the final whistle went at St. James' Park.

The Magpies "narrowly" won their first Premier League game of the campaign thanks to a Callum Wilson strike which has left fans with "renewed hope."

Taylor said: "The final whistle had barely blown before T-Rex’s I Love to Boogie began to boom out of the sound system at St James’ Park. Judging by the width of his smile, Eddie Howe was ready to dance with joy.

"Clearly emotional, Newcastle’s manager instead settled for hugging everyone in sight before joining his players on a lap of appreciation. As they circumnavigated the pitch, applauding fans in all four corners of the stadium, an outsider might have assumed Howe’s team had just qualified for Europe and were preparing to party.

"In reality they had narrowly won a first Premier League game of the season at the 15th attempt to inch off the bottom of the table. Granted, Newcastle are only above Norwich on goal difference, but, coupled with a rare clean sheet, Callum Wilson’s winning goal imbued everyone in black and white with renewed hope.

"No side in Premier League history has failed to win until December and avoided relegation but Howe’s players are now level on points with third-bottom Burnley and have improved significantly since he replaced Steve Bruce as manager last month.

"Awkward trips to Leicester and Liverpool followed by home dates with Manchester City and Manchester United now confront Newcastle, but at least they can now approach them with some genuine optimism, a sense that all is not necessarily lost."

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