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Well, we'll see that as two points dropped.

Nathan Ake is absolutely livid, rare for him - he's not shouting at anyone, more at himself.

We're unfortunate not to take three points, but Matt Ritchie's superb volley with the last kick means it's a point apiece.

A little cruel on us, but that is football - it's a volatile game!

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GOAL for Newcastle.

They've done it.

It's a superb goal from Matt Ritchie in all fairness, a great volley.

Those are the margins, we didn't clear a cross to the back post and Ritchie smashes in a volley.

We're level and that must be the last kick...


Defending so well...

In this difficult period having to defend, we have been superb.

Led superbly by Charlie Daniels might I add!

We look like we're going to hang on but it's very nervy!


Chance for Newcastle...

Christian Atsu should do better.

He gets the ball in acres of space in the box and takes too many touches!

The cut back eventually reaches Isaac Hayden but if he left it for Matt Ritchie behind him, he's got a free shot in the area!

Newcastle on top...


Five minutes to go!

Let's see it out!



Well played Dominic Solanke!

He nicked the ball high up the pitch and could've smashed it at goal!

But instead he didn't panic, took a few touches to look for support and he played the perfect pass to King who steamed onto the ball and finished superbly into the corner!

Love it boys - great goal!!





This is how close callum was to scoring!

What a photo! Still not sure how it didn't go in!!


Ten minutes to go...

It's going to take a real moment of quality to separate the two teams, but we're going for it!

Solanke has made an impact since coming on, but we look the most likely.

Just as I type, Lerma has smashed a volley from the rebound of a corner narrowly wide!


First sub for us...

Dominic Solanke comes on for Jordon Ibe.

It looks like King will go wide right with Fraser left, Solanke and Wilson through the middle.

Solanke's first impact is to skin Isaac Hayden and get him booked for a late tackle.




There's a loose ball in the box and Wilson nods it over Dubravka!


Somehow out of nowhere, Dummett hooks a certain goal off the line! That is ridiculously close!!


Battling away...


Not much quality on display...

From either team.

It's definitely there for us and if we can up our levels against this sturdy defence, we can get all three points.

We're doing the majority of the attacking with plenty of the ball, but with 20 minutes to go, can we make a breakthrough!?


Lerma goes close!

Not known for his goalscoring attributes - but he almost got one there!

25-yards out and not alot on, he curls a brilliant effort which is low but it skids just wide of the post!

Not too far away...


Cool, calm and composed


Good defending by Dummett!

Brooks slides a superb pass through for Wilson who is running at full pelt towards the ball!

He's in if he gets a touch, but Paul Dummett does superbly to get himself in front of Wilson and Dubravka can crash it away!

That's superb defending otherwise Wilson was in for a certain goal!



A superb delivery from Fraser!

His free-kick from the right causes mayhem in the area and Lerma is the one to meet it but he nods it over under pressure!


Let's get another!




Fraser whips a brilliant corner to the back stick where Chris Mepham jumps superbly!

He nods it towards the far post and it clips the post and goes out!

So unlucky!

We're asking all the questions since the goal!


Well, what a start!

We produced a sublime counter to get us a corner, which was whipped in by Fraser!

Ake was stopped from jumping by Federico Fernandez and Mike Dean hesitated, but gave the penalty!

King put it down the middle to draw us level!

There we go what a start to the half!







Nathan Ake is fouled from a corner!



We're back underway...

A big half needed here!

We'll attack the Vitality Steve Fletcher Main Stand in this half, let's get it going lads!

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Well, literally with the last kick of the half, Rondon has scored for Newcastle.

It was a well struck free-kick, we didn't think he'd take it with Ritchie stood over it as well.

We haven't got going just yet, and at the break the manager will have some words I'm sure.

Half time, AFC Bournemouth 0-1 Newcastle.

See you in 15 for hopefully a comeback!


GOAL for Newcastle.

From the resulting free-kick, Rondon steps up and scores.


Jordon Ibe booked...

Had to take one for the team.

He brought down Almerion 25-yards out on a dangerous break.


David Brooks is hobbling...

He's been clattered by Mo Diame and has a cut on his knee.

He's limping and looks like he's struggling. That's Fraser and Brooks who have both been floored with bad challenges.

We just need to get to half time and let the medical team assess them at the interval.



Lovely play!

Some great feet initially by Lerma allows Brooks to slide the ball to Fraser in space.

He then threads a through ball in behind the defence for Wilson, who is being closed down at an angle, but he shoots wide at the near post with his right foot.

Not a clear opportunity but better as the half ends!


Five minutes to half time...

0-0 is probably a fair reflection of things so far.

Neither team has shown that real moment of quality to take the lead, with Fraser rattling the post the closest for either side and the only real chance.

The same pattern has developed, Newcastle are happy to sit deep, let us have it before countering speedily.

We've tried to jiggle with the formation but to no avail just yet, still 0-0.


It's competitive!


Slight change in shape...

So instead of our usual 4-4-2, we've changed to a 4-2-3-1, with King now switched over to the left flank, Fraser in behind and Jordon Ibe wide right.

Brooks and Lerma are sitting, hopefully it can make a difference!


Half an hour gone...

We're not at our flowing best, and the only chance we've created was when Fraser smashed the post.

Newcastle haven't created anything clear but they are causing us problems in the wide areas, particularly with Miguel Almirion peeling off towards the left and supporting Ritchie.

All to play for!


There's a little concern over Fraser...

He went done and stayed down clutching his ankle.

Physio Steve Hard ran on to attend to him but he's back on now after a lengthy stoppage.

Hopefully he's OK to keep going for the remainder of the game.


Making things happen...


Jefferson Lerma is booked...

Newcastle nick the ball back and feed it into Perez on the half-way line.

Lerma slides in ferociously and nicks Perez - booked instantly by Mike Dean.

Probably a fair one.


Good save Boruc!

Newcastle capitalise on a misplaced pass and Perez gets the ball 25-yards out.

He absolutely wellies it, it's well struck and Boruc gets down low.

There are plenty of Newcastle players following it up but he caught the ball and didn't parry it, excellent save.


A nice moment...

Just as Matt Ritchie goes to take a corner on the far side, the main stand, Ritchie and the fans have a nice moment where they both applaud each other.

Love him or hate him, he helped the club climb the divisions - a lovely touch.


Some composed early work for Mepham...



Fraser goes so close!!

Joshua King drives at the heart of the visitors' defence and slides a great pass to the Scot, who drives into the area.

He smashes a low effort with his left across the keeper and it smashes the upright and bounces to safety!

CLOSE! Great opportunity but Fraser was so unlucky!



Fraser goes so close!!

Joshua King drives at the heart of the visitors' defence and slides a great pass to the Scot, who drives into the area.

He smashes a low effort with his left across the keeper and it smashes the upright and bounces to safety!

CLOSE! Great opportunity but Fraser was so unlucky!


We're having the better of it...

Newcastle are looking to keep men behind the ball and counter quickly when they get it.

We've had most of the possession and Martin Dubravka has had to claim a few crosses but there hasn't been a chance of any note yet.

Ayoze Perez has been booked for a bit of a wild challenge on Fraser - but that's the real action so far.


We're underway...

We'll keep you updated every step of the way!

We'll attack the Colmar Construction Ted MacDougall Stand as ever in this first-half.

Ryan Fraser kicks us off in our red and black, Newcastle in sky blue.

Come on then!


Let's go!

The pre-match handshakes are underway...

One thing you notice about this Newcastle team in the flesh, they're massive! (As in tall!)

Could be an avenue they look to exploit, but we are good at home.

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Another man in form...

Is Joshua King.

All eyes might be on Wilson and Fraser, but the Norwegian has scored four goals in his last four league games at home.

Keep it running Kingy!


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Head to head...

We haven't played each other often, but they are unbeaten in the last three league and cup visits to Vitality Stadium - that's since September 1989.

In the top flight, only one of five Premier League meetings has been won by the home team - that was Newcastle's 2-1 victory this season.

The last six games have seen two wins for each side and two draws, hopefully we can make that three today!


The gaffer...

... had this to say in his pre-match interview:

β€œWe want to get back to back wins and impress our home supporters but Newcastle are always set up well and will be hard to beat.”

He also confirmed that Andrew Surman is out with a calf injury - we're not sure on the full diagnosis yet.


One to watch...

We're going to highlight two here (bending the rules I know!)

The front two of Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon are a handful for defenders.

Perez, who has six goals this season, is the highest scorer in the league this season, BUT is yet to score away from home.

Rondon on the other hand has been involved in 13 Premier League goals for them this season (eight goals, five assists) - five more than any other player.

They'll be a right handful for Chris Mepham and Nathan Ake this afternoon.



Andrew Surman misses out, so Jordon Ibe is in.

It looks like David Brooks will be in a more central role as a result - a big chance for the youngster to impress!

Nathaniel Clyne comes in to replace Adam Smith after he went off at half-time against Huddersfield.

Let's do this!


Everything you need to know...


We love playing at home...

... and that's reflected in our form.

We have taken 25 of our total 37 points this season at home (68%) – and only two teams have higher proportion of points at home.

The Cherries have also scored 26 Premier League home goals – only the top five teams have scored more.

Those are some impressive numbers, hopefully they continue today!


Love it Margaret!


Team news...

Is an hour away and we'll announce this straight from the dressing room.

Adam Smith will miss out with a hamstring strain but Ryan Fraser should be fit despite being clattered several times at Huddersfield.

Newcastle's skipper Jamaal Lascelles is out with a knee problem but Irishman Ciaran Clark makes a fitting return from injury.

Fabian Schar, who has been in good form recently, is banned for two games after picking up ten Premier League bookings.

Full team news for both sides coming at 2pm!


What can we expect from the visitors?

Well, Rafa Benitez's men are in great form.

They've won three of their last four Premier League games and have won five of the last eight as well.

The Magpies have also taken 16 points from the last 24 available and they have conceded fewer goals than both Man United and Arsenal.

But then on the flip side, and encouragingly for us, only four teams have fewer Premier League away points this season.

So those stats suggest we could see anything from them today!


A good showing from these two today?

Whether you follow us because you support us or due to your Fantasy Premier League team...

All eyes will be on the deadly duo of Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser this afternoon!

Wilson and Fraser have combined for nine Premier League goals this season - the last two to do that ten times in a single top-flight campaign were Arsenal's Nicolas Anelka and Dennis Bergkamp 20 years ago.

They linked up to devastating effect last week, hopefully more of the same today!



The calm before the storm.

Although, it is VERY windy outside here! Welcome to Vitality Stadium where the Cherries host Newcastle in one of just five Premier League games this weekend.

We'll bring you everything before, during and after the game this afternoon and as ever, live audio commentary is completely free.

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Other games that day

  • Watford0
  • Burnley1
    Leicester City2
  • Brighton and Hove Albion0
    Cardiff City0
  • West Ham United4
    Huddersfield Town3
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers0

As it stood

1 Manchester City 30 +58 74
2 Liverpool 30 +51 73
3 Tottenham Hotspur 30 +25 61
4 Arsenal 30 +24 60
5 Manchester United 30 +18 58
6 Chelsea 29 +19 57
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 +2 44
8 Watford 30 -2 43
9 West Ham United 31 -5 42
10 Leicester City 31 -3 41
12 Everton 30 -1 37
13 Newcastle United 31 -9 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 -5 33
15 Brighton and Hove Albion 29 -10 33
16 Southampton 30 -16 30
17 Burnley 31 -24 30
18 Cardiff City 30 -30 28
19 Fulham 30 -40 17
20 Huddersfield Town 31 -39 14

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