Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll defended his elbow on Ben Mee and claimed he was the victim of some rough treatment of his own as Burnley secured a 1-0 Premier League win on Saturday.

Clarets chief Sean Dyche felt the Newastle striker was fortunate to stay on the pitch after he caught Mee with an elbow, although the Burnley boss did not feel the challenge had any malice.

Magpies chief Steve Bruce disagreed, claiming it wasn't an elbow, but Carroll admitted to 'giving elbows' during a blood and thunder clash but said he was also on the receiving end of some tough tactics.

Of the incident with Mee, Carroll, who was skipper for the day, said: "It was just a challenge I was jumping up, getting elbows.

"I was jumping up, giving elbows.

"It was exactly the same at both ends.

"But, somehow, every game it’s me, it’s always me.

"Fabby Schär’s just walked in there - he’s got bumps all over the back of his head.

"But, somehow, they kept on getting fouls."

Carroll, like his manager, was also angry with rookie referee Tim Robinson for not awarding Newcastle a free kick or a goal kick in the moment leading up to the Burnley corner which was headed in by Wood for the only goal of the game.

"I think it was a poor decision from the ref - poor decisions all night, really  I got nothing, up top," he added.

"They kept on getting fouls up top.

"A few bad decisions lead to the goal.

"It wasn’t a corner the ref’s given a corner when he’s already given a goal kick.

"But, really, it was probably a free-kick on Fede (Fernandez) to start with and they go and score, which was, obviously, disappointing."