Premier League
4 November 2017
Game week
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St. James' Park (Newcastle upon Tyne)


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90' +2 S. Cook (G) (assist by: A. Surman)


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Bournemouth's second-half performance deserved the three points and a crucial win sees them rise out of the bottom three. There's certainly room for the Cherries to improve but it's now three wins from four across all competitions.
Newcastle didn't offer enough in the attacking third and were second best after the break, particularly after losing Lascelles to injury. Back-to-back defeats for the Magpies now and they'll enter the international break in poor form, with Manchester United awaiting in two weeks time.
FULL-TIME! Steve Cook's header in added time snatches all three points for Bournemouth and it's an afternoon to forget for Newcastle. It was a very poor match in truth but these three points could be crucial for the Cherries come the end of the season.
90'+2 It's taken 92 minutes but a decent corner from Andrew Surman provides the opportunity. Who would have thought?
GOAL! Bournemouth have snatched it at the death! We finally have a decent delivery from a corner and Cook rises in the middle. Elliot could do nothing, the Cherries have snatched it at the death.
SAVE! Elliot can taste his clean sheet and he ensures he's not beaten at his near post by Defoe's shot. Corner for Bournemouth.
90'+1 Three minutes of added time. We're almost out of our misery.
90' Bournemouth have had the chance to win this. Wilson and Pugh should have both scored in this half and whilst a draw away at Newcastle isn't a bad result, it could have been so much better.
88' CLOSE! How didn't that go in!? Pugh weaves his way through the defence and has a close range effort blocked by Lejeune, which then comes back off the post.
86' I think we should have a rule that players in this game aren't allowed to shoot outside of the area. Arter tries from distance and any low flying aircraft in Tyneside need to be careful.
84' Shelvey enters the book for persistent fouling. He always seems to be one foul away from a caution to be fair.
Seven minutes to go and it this stage it feels like we're all being punished. The final whistle will be welcomed.
82' It's summer signing Jacob Murphy coming on for Christian Atsu. Murphy's had a difficult time since his move from Norwich so a late influence here would be invaluable.
Dangerous break for Newcastle and Ake gets a crucial boot on the ball. It's behind for a corner but we'll see the final Newcastle change first.
80' Late winner from Defoe anyone? I'm sure that would go down a treat on Tyneside.
CHANCE! Newcastle have certainly had the chances to win this. Bournemouth again sloppily give the ball away but Atsu can't hit the target with his drive from outside the area.
79' Shelvey fouls Ake and gives Bournemouth a free-kick in a very dangerous position. It comes to nothing though, obviously, because this game refuses to give us excitement.
77' Francis booked for a tug on Atsu, who looked to be breaking. The sort of foul your team-mates will thank you for.
76' Second change sees Defoe come on to a chorus of boos, with Ibe making way.
75' Changes for Bournemouth, with the first seeing Adam Smith coming on for Wilson.
Jermain Defoe is warming up for Bournemouth, I imagine he'll receive a very warm reception.
73' Corner for Bournemouth as Ibe's shot is blocked. Low and behold, it's easily dealt with and Newcastle get it away.
71' That attack there sums up this game. Bournemouth push forward with intent, Pugh picks the ball up in a dangerous area and cuts onto his right. He strikes for goal and only manages to threaten the corner flag.
70' Very poor advert for the Premier League here as there's not much happening at all. I imagine the highlights packages this evening will be very brief.
68' Second change of the match for Newcastle, with the very poor Joselu replaced by Ayoze Perez. He has a good record against Bournemouth and they'd love him to find a breakthrough here.
Newcastle seem to have finally arrived in the second half as they win another corner. It's easily dealt with but the second delivery wins another corner, with that set piece leading to Clark heading over the bar.
65' That decision was certainly controversial and it's sparked life into the supporters at St. James' Park, who are making their feelings known. They've been quiet today but, to be fair, there's been nothing to get excited about.
63' Penalty appeal for Newcastle waved away and Bournemouth immediately break. Lejeune and King go head to head, with the former being booked for dissent.
62' SAVE! Elliot called into action again, diving to catch a header towards goal from Pugh. Another crucial save.
61' This is definitely a game that can be decided with one goal and it would be a crucial win for either side. As I said though, it's there for Bournemouth to take if they shape up.
59' Corner for Newcastle, as Shelvey's cross is blocked behind. He steps up to take the set-piece and Bournemouth are scrappy defensively but it's dealt with in the end. Once again, Newcastle look extremely blunt.
57' Bournemouth may be encouraged following Lascelles' departure and the game is there for the Cherries to take, if they step things up in the final third.
55' That's the change then, Newcastle lose their skipper and Ciaran Clark comes on to replace him. Huge loss for the Magpies.
54' Big concerns for Newcastle here as Lascelles is down for the second time of the match and he won't be able to continue.
52' CHANCE! Biggest opportunity of the game and it falls to Bournemouth, as King feeds Wilson through and he had the goal at his mercy. A goal seemed certain but he could only strike into the side netting.
51' Any potential buyers for Newcastle watching this better start drafting up some funds for January, as big improvements are needed in front of goal.
49' SAVE! Corner from the far side comes deep to Joselu on the far post, which is clawed over the crossbar by Begovic, and the second corner is collected in the air by the Bournemouth stopper.
48' The way things have gone in this game, I can't imagine it will be too long until we see some changes. Mitrovic and Perez would probably be the men the Magpies look to, whereas Bournemouth have the likes of Defoe and Lewis Cook.
46' Early free-kick is pumped into the box by Shelvey and Begovic is quick off his line to punch the ball away. It doesn't go too far, although the Cherries soon have a goal kick.
45' KICK-OFF! We're underway for the second half, with Newcastle now kicking to the right. Hopefully there's more excitement this half.
For Bournemouth, a lot of their issues have come from their own doing. Sloppy play in possession has encouraged Newcastle to put them under a lot of pressure, which is frankly bizarre considering how threatening they look on the counter-attack.
A lot of talk this week has been about Newcastle's troubles in front of goal and whether Benitez will look to improve that in January. Judging by today's performance, fans better hope the takeover talks progress well as this side is crying out for a striker who can actually threaten the goal.
HALF-TIME. Well, the less said about that the better. Begovic has been called into action by Newcastle, with the most threatening being a blistering drive from Ritchie, but the Magpies have once again looked extremely blunt. Bournemouth, on the other hand, have struggled to be a regular presence in the game.
45' Gayle concedes a foul on Arter, when it looked like Newcastle could break, and we have one minute added on.
44' Daniels surges forward from the back and tries his luck at goal but he only threatens those in the upper tier at St. James' Park.
42' It's actually a strange game. Newcastle have the build-up play, but lack the cutting edge in front of goal, whereas Bournemouth's attacking duo look threatening but haven't been in the game enough.
40' A decent period in attack for Bournemouth then but we still await the opening goal of the match. Both sides look relatively blunt in attack so, as yet, it's not clear how the deadlock will be broken.
38' SAVE! Another big save from Elliot, with Newcastle down to ten men as Lascelles receives treatment, and King does excellently to hold off the defender and strikes towards the near post where the Magpies stopper saves and crucially remains in control of the ball, preventing Wilson from having a tap-in.
35' CHANCE! Almost the opening goal against the run of play, as Francis clips a cross into the area to where Pugh lofts a header towards goal and requires Elliot to tip the ball over the bar.
Bournemouth again sloppy in possession, with Cook tackled by Gayle, but Hayden's shot from distance doesn't threaten Begovic.
33' Bournemouth immediately push forward but Ibe's low cross into the area is easily collected by Elliot, who has had a comfortable game so far.
Newcastle still getting forward with attacking presence but their final ball still isn't quite right, with Gayle in the area seeing a weak shot blocked.
31' Bournemouth do look dangerous when they get the ball forward quickly and King surges forward, dragging a shot wide of the target. There are signs of promise from the visitors but their set-up isn't working too well.
30' Bournemouth have a corner, give it away easily but get it back from Shelvey. A deep cross then runs out of play and it's another blunt end to an attack from the visitors.
29' Another chance for Newcastle, again with Bournemouth sloppily giving the ball away. Joselu takes the shot but it drags well wide of the target. Alarm bells ringing for the Cherries though.
26' CHANCE! Newcastle again on the attack, as Atsu latches onto a long ball forward and cuts inside onto his right foot, seeing an effort blocked behind Cook. The Magpies go short from the corner and Bournemouth get the ball away when the cross comes in.
23' First real positive move for Bournemouth sees them break with the referee playing the advantage but Yedlin got a touch on Ibe's ball, preventing Surman from latching onto it in a very good position.
22' Bournemouth are putting thmselves under a lot of pressure by trying to pass the ball out of defence and there's not enough support for Wilson and King when they do manage to work their way into the final third.
20' First card of the game goes the way of Surman, who came in late on Joselu.
19' Shelvey strikes a wayward effort well over the bar but it continues the dominant period for Newcastle, with an opening goal for the hosts now seeming inevitable. Bournemouth, unfortunately, haven't been able to get going properly.
17' Excellent strike from Ritchie, who was extremely unfortunate not to find the bottom corner of the post, but the offside decision was correct as Gayle was inches ahead of the defender.
16' OFFSIDE! Gayle has the ball in the back of the net, tapping home after Ritchie curls for goal and sees his attempt bounce back off the post.
14' SAVE! Begovic again forced into action as he dives to palm a ferocious effort from Atsu behind. Bournemouth deal with the resulting corner but the early signs have been positive for Newcastle.
13' It was a poor header from Gayle, in truth, who should have scored from that position.
12' CHANCE! Glorious opportunity for Newcastle to take the lead as Gayle, yet to score in the Premier League this season, rises to get on the end of the cross from Ritchie and sees his header blocked just in front of goal by Cook.
10' With Wilson and King up front, Bournemouth have plenty of pace in attack but the former can't beat Lejeune out wide on the near side.
9' Bournemouth are trying to play the sort of football that Eddie Howe has become known for but the Cherries are yet to hit full gear, as Wilson is flagged offside.
7' Newcastle moving the ball around impressively and quickly winning the ball back when Bournemouth come at them. Atsu tries an early cross into the area, which Begovic easily collects.
6' SAVE! Ritchie has the games first sight at goal, firing a long effort at goal that is expertly tipped around the post by Begovic, and the following corner comes to nothing.
4' Shelvery sloppily gives the ball away in midfield and it allows Bournemouth to break. Ibe gets the ball inside the 18-yard box after receiving the ball from Wilson, winning a corner which is taken short and then easily dealt with.
2' Newcastle, interestingly, have switched to a formation with one striker today and have started very well here. Joselu flicks the ball on but Begovic easily clutches onto the ball.
1' KICK-OFF! We're underway at St. James' Park, with Bournemouth playing from left to right.
The omens are certainly good for the hosts this afternoon as Benitez has only lost one of his last 58 Premier League matches at home. However, the last time the Magpies defeated the Cherries at St. James' Park was in 1990.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has reshuffled the deck for his side's trip to Tyneside, with five changes in all. Ibe, Arter, Pugh, Wilson and King all come into the side, with Defoe, Lewis Cook and Smith dropping to the bench. Junior Stanislas and Benik Afobe are not in the squad.
Benitez makes two changes to the side that was beaten at Turf Moor on Monday night, with Diame and Perez dropping to the bench. Dwight Gayle and Isaac Hayden are their replacements, with Borussia Dortmund loanee Mikel Merino missing out again through injury.
Bournemouth subs: Artur Boruc, Lys Mousset, Dan Gosling, Adam Smith, Lewis Cook, Jermain Defoe, Ryan Fraser.
Newcastle subs: Karl Darlow, Jacob Murphy, Aleksander Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez, Jesus Gamez, Mohamed Diame, Ciaran Clark.
Bournemouth XI: Asmir Begovic; Nathan Ake, Simon Francis, Steve Cook, Charlie Daniels; Jordan Ibe, Andrew Surman, Harry Arter, Marc Pugh; Callum Wilson, Joshua King.
Newcastle United XI: Rob Elliot; DeAndre Yedlin, Jamaal Lascelles, Florian Lejeune, Javier Manquillo; Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey; Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle, Christian Atsu; Joselu.
Bournemouth, meanwhile, sit second bottom of the Premier League but will have had their spirits raised in recent weeks by picking up a crucial three points against Stoke City and beating Middlesbrough to advance to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. However, they lost 1-0 to defending champions Chelsea last week.
Newcastle saw their three match unbeaten run brought to a close on Monday night with a defeat to Burnley and Rafael Benitez will be concerned about his side's form in front of goal, as the Magpies have scored just three times in their last four Premier League matches.
Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE text commentary of the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Bournemouth, where both sides will be looking for three points to bolster their position ahead of next week's international break.


R. Elliot
S. Francis
S. Cook
N. Aké
J. Lascelles
A. Surman
M. Pugh
J. Shelvey
H. Arter
D. Gayle
M. Ritchie
C. Daniels
C. Wilson
I. Hayden
J. King
Javi Manquillo
F. Lejeune
D. Yedlin
A. Begović
C. Atsu
J. Ibe

Additional info

P. Tierney
S. Ledger
Fourth official
M. Atkinson


Match Stats

Newcastle United AFC Bournemouth
52 Attacks (Dangerous) 41
11 Corners 9
12 Fouls 12
13 Free Kicks 17
11 Goal Kicks 12
5 Offsides 1
0 Shots (blocked) 3
8 Shots (off target) 6
7 Shots (on target) 6
0 Shots (woodwork) 1
14 Throw Ins 26

Regular Season

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St. James' Park

St. James' Park 
Newcastle upon Tyne