Newcastle United welcomed Bournemouth at St. James’ Park earlier today as they looked to secure a victory in front of their home fans. The Magpies made a dominant start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at half-time.
Phillip Billing finally opened the goal-scoring for the visitors in the 62nd minute. However, Newcastle responded positively by scoring the equaliser via Alexander Isak’s penalty just five minutes later. The contest ended with Eddie Howe’s men being held to a 1-1 draw at Tyneside.
Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player fared during the match against the Cherries.
GK: Nick Pope – 6/10
The English full-back made a couple of solid saves at the back but won’t be happy after failing to keep a clean sheet.
RB: Kieran Trippier – 7/10
The English talent created two good chances in the final third and was unfortunate to hit the post.
CB: Fabian Schar – 7/10
Schar cleared the danger when needed and was a real threat at the other end of the field.
CB: Dan Burn – 6.5/10
He made a few crucial clearances inside his half and engineered one key chance in the Bournemouth half.
LB: Matt Targett – 6/10
Targett did his fair share of defending but offered very little in the final third.
CM: Joe Willock – 6.5/10
He had a few lively moments in the game but failed to be decisive on the attacking end of the field.
CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 7/10
Guimaraes anchored the midfield with conviction but struggled to make an impact in the Bournemouth half.
CM: Joelinton – 7/10
The Brazilian talent was a positive influence at both ends of the field and was unlucky to hit the crossbar.
RW: Miguel Almiron – 6.5/10
He worked hard defensively and had a few bright moments down the right flank.
ST: Alexander Isak – 7.5/10
Isak kept his composure to equalise from the penalty spot. He was a real threat inside the opponent’s penalty box.
LW: Ryan Fraser – 6.5/10
Fraser was always willing to have a strike at goal but was not clinical when the chances fell to him.
LW: Jacob Murphy – 6/10
He struggled to get into the rhythm of the game.
CM: Sean Longstaff – 6/10
Longstaff added more energy to Howe’s midfield.
ST: Chris Wood – N/A
He was Newcastle’s last throw of the dice.