Newcastle United clashed heads with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium earlier this evening as they hoped to earn maximum points on the road. The Magpies made a slow start to the game and conceded the opneing goal in the 30th minute when Marcos Senesi found the back of the net for the Cherries. However, the Tyneside club managed to equalise in the first half injury-time as Miguel Almiron scored with a good finish. Both sides went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.
The two clubs canceled each other out in the second 45 minutes as the match ended with Newcastle being held to a 1-1 draw away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player fared during the match against the Cherries.
GK: Nick Pope – 7/10
The English keeper made a few crucial saves at the back but won’t be happy after conceding a goal in the first half.
RB: Kieran Trippier – 7.5/10
He was a positive influence at both ends of the pitch and managed to create some decent chances in the final third.
CB: Fabian Schar – 7/10
Schar gave a good account of himself at the heart of Newcastle’s defence and was a threat inside the Bournemouth penalty box.
CB: Sven Botman – 7/10
He made a few important interceptions inside his half and was a good presence on the ball.
LB: Dan Burn – 7/10
Burn won a few 50-50 aerial duels and engineered a couple of inviting chances going forward.
CM: Sean Longstaff – 6.5/10
He got stuck in with some crunching tackles at the centre of the park and was a threat up top as well.
CM: Joelinton – 6.5/10
Joelinton did his fair share of defending and was always willing to run with the ball.
CM: Joe Willock – 6/10
He struggled to get a foothold in the game and was taken off in the 35th minute.
RW: Miguel Almiron – 7.5/10
Almiron had a few lively moments on the right flank and scored his team’s equaliser with a decent finish.
ST: Alexander Isak – 7/10
Isak caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders but failed to register a goal.
LW: Allan Saint-Maximin – 7/10
He was dangerous at times on the left-wing but had to go off with an injury in the 83rd minute.
CAM: Anthony Gordon – 6/10
He showed some flashes of what he is capable of after coming on in the 35th minute.
LW: Jacob Murphy – N/A
Murphy hardly had any time to influence the game.
CM: Elliot Anderson – N/A
He came on for the final few minutes of the contest.