Newcastle boss David Ginola was sent to the stands, as United claimed a comfortable victory.
Ginola clashed with Sean Dyche after the Burnley manager man handled a United player as he went to retrieve the ball to take a throw-in.
Earlier, Hatem Ben Arfa's powerful finish had put Newcastle United ahead, before that same man again ran on to Maynor Figueroa's backpass put United 2-0 up inside 10 minutes.
David Ginola looks a dejected figure as hes sent to the stands
Neal Maupay made it 3-0 on 18 minutes before Curtis Davies's header got Hull back in it, but Ben Mee scored an own goal just after the restart to end Burnley's hopes of a comeback.
Newcastle had gone three games without defeat,but this fourth consecutive success was overshadowed by the actions of their manager.
The pair came together, with Ginola pushing his head into the face of the Burnley manager. A melee followed and, after the crowd was dispersed, Dyche was given a wanring but Ginola dismissed.
That the stupidity of their manager - who later apologised - will take the headlines is harsh on a Newcastle side that capitalised on the errors of their visitors to earn a win and jump back to third on the table.
Decemeber began with Tottenham travelling to St James Park, Tottenham were favourites for the match despite United's great form, but that favourites tag meant nothing to Ginola's men as Hatem Ben Arfa and Layvin Kurzawa scored either side of halftime to give the Toon Army a comfortable 2-0 win
next up was run away leaders Manchester United at Old Trafford, Manchester United controlled the match from the outset and took an early lead through Robin Van Persie, it was all plain sailing from there as Newcastle United could only muster 4 shots the whole match, only one of those being on target. this win moved Manchester United 8 points clear at the top
Sunderland was next, and the Tyne-Wear derby. Neal Maupay put Newcastle United in the lead early, before Fabio Borini levelled on 22 minutes, Remy Cabella did give the home side a two goal buffer again just before halftime as he scored a beautifully placed shot from outside the box, Cabella scored his second for the match on 59 minutes to give Newcastle all 3 points and their third straight win over Sunderland
a comfortable 3-1 win over Everton followed with goals Moussa Sissoko, Grenier and in-form midfielder Remy Cabella. Grenier scored in the 90th minute to give Newcastle United the lead, before Cabella scored a minute later to secure all 3 points
the festive period ended with a dull 0-0 against Swansea City, both sides looked fairly tired going into this match cause of the crazy schedule which had seen both sides play 3 matches in 8 days. so a draw wasnt seen a poor result
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I would call December a success, we only lost one match and that was to Manchester United, but at this stage everyone is losing to the Red Devils, we took 13 points from a possible 18 which has seen us stay in the top 4, the inevitable drop from Cardiff City has started