Steve Bruce has admitted he “can't defend” Newcastle's lack of goals – as they racked up six hours without scoring.
Grim times again at St James' Park, but actually not as bad as other recent performances.
This was the fourth games in a row firing blanks, and boos rang out as the final whistle was blown.
The last time they went through a goal drought this bad, four years ago, they were relegated.
Burnley on the other hand have kept a remarkable 11 clean sheets this season.
“Goals? It is our Achilles heel,” Bruce said. “I can't sit here and defend it. That is what we are.”
A run of grinding, and slightly fortunate, wins before Christmas should mean Newcastle have enough to survive this time.
But nothing is yet guaranteed, and Bruce knows one win in the last ten league games not good enough.
In their last six outings, Newcastle have failed to score in five of them, with only League One Oxford providing FA Cup relief.
Bruce added: “The Premier League is so so difficult. I am still quietly confident we will get (to safety). Ten games left, five here. The fans are on board with the cup too, let's have a crack on Tuesday.”
There was a strange context to these miserable figures and a valuable point, against resilient, tough Burnley who are having another impressive season.
Bruce's men, refreshed by Dwight Gayle recalled up front, and Miguel Almiron busting a gut in the No10 role, had 21 shots.
But just four were on target, without Nicky Pope having to make a proper save. Neither did Martin Dubravka at the other end.
Bruce said: “I was pleased with some aspects. The clean sheet, defensive stability after changing formation. We have had for more attempts than in past games.
“Bits of it pleased, but room for improvement. We changed shape, we were more of a threat and looked more like scoring. We had 21 attempts. We have to take one. There lies our problem. We have to keep bashing away at it and hope it improves.
“Joelinton looked comfortable in that position. Being to a side suits him, and I was pleased with Dwight too. He gave us a threat. Almiron's best position is off the front and he did OK as well.”
Crowd favourite Allan Saint-Maximin was kept back until the last 12 minutes after suffering a sore hamstring in training this week.
The crowd had chanted for his early introduction but Bruce said his omission was an “easy decision” and he will be fit for the FA Cup fifth round against West Brom on Tuesday.
Burnley have kept four clean sheets in five games in the league and Dyche felt a “healthy frustration.”
He said: “We didn't get to grips with the game offensively. We could find a moment to win. But that is 11 clean sheets for the season and that always gives you something to build on. A really strong marker.
“Newcastle have only lost here three times this season. We thought we could win it but it is not that easy.
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