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AFC Bournemouth vs Newcastle United at Stadion.Core.ViewModels.Matchday.LocationViewModel


AFC Bournemouth

, Dan Gosling ‘90'+4'

Newcastle United

, Dwight Gayle ‘5' , Sean Longstaff ‘30' , Miguel Almirón ‘57' , Valentino Lazaro ‘77'
FT 1st July 2020 6:00 PM
Vitality Stadium

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Thanks for joining us

Not the most pleasant evening but thank you for joining us and we'll be back on Saturday. 



AFC Bournemouth 1-4 Newcastle United.

A very, very difficult evening at Vitality Stadium as we were comfortably beaten by Newcastle.

There are six games left for the Cherries to pull themselves out of trouble and they did manage to get on the score-sheet in stoppage time.

We're back in action on Saturday at Old Trafford as we take on Manchester United.


GOAL - Gosling scores

No more than a consolation effort but we at least grab something from the game.

A free-kick is headed across goal by Ake and Gosling forces it over the line. 


Good save by Ramsdale

Andy Carroll fires an effort at goal, it's a thumping effort and it forces a good save from Ramsdale. 


Five minutes added on

Harry Wilson watches a driven effort deflect away from goal as the assistant signals an additional five minutes.


Stanislas drives wide

The winger is trying to get the Cherries onto the score sheet and he cuts inside from the left and tries to find the bottom corner. The effort takes a deflection and flies wide.

Joshua King heads over from the resulting corner, albeit from a tough cut back from Gosling. 


Mepham on.

Another change for the Cherries as Chris Mepham replaces Steve Cook. A welcome return for the Welsh international, despite the result.


Almost five!

It really should be five for the visitors.

Lozaro has picked up the ball at the edge of the box, smashed an effort at goal which has cannoned off the bar.

The ball has found itself at Hayden's feet, via a deflection off Ramsdale, and he's somehow managed to skewer the ball past the open net and into the stands.


GOAL - Newcastle United

Four for the visitors.

This is a heavy defeat for the Cherries. Valentino Lozaro times his run perfectly and races on to Shelvey's pass and calmly lifts the ball over Ramsdale. 


Gosling on

Eddie Howe makes a further substitution as Dan Gosling comes on for Jefferson Lerma.

One positive is Lerma has avoided a yellow card and with the total for a ban moving up to 15 after today's game, he'll definitely be available on Saturday. 


Lewis Cook goes close

Harry Wilson whips a corner in and it is headed out to Cook at the edge of the box, the midfielder brings it down and rifles it towards goal but a deflection takes it wide. 


Further subs for Newcastle

Joelinton and Manquilo are replaced by Hayden and Yedlin.


Subs for Newcastle

In the flurry of Cherries subs, we forgot to mention that Saint-Maximin and Gayle had been replaced by Lazaro and Carroll for the visitors.


Double change

Harry Wilson and Junior Stanislas come on, David Brooks and Arnaut Danjuma are off. 



If there is anything that is summing up this game for the Cherries, it's a moment of real quality from David Brooks that unfortunately saw him hit the bar.

In typical Brooks fashion, he picks up the ball on the half-turn, opens up some space and curls one at goal but he can only watch it bounce off the top of the bar. 


GOAL - Newcastle United

A really good strike by Miguel Almiron as he gets on the ball, drives across goal and then clips it into the top corner.

A real hammer blow for the Cherries who had made a decent start to the second half. 


First save of the half for Ramsdale!

Saint-Maximin is continuing to look a real threat and he shimmies the ball to his left foot on the edge of the box and drills an effort at goal.

Ramsdale gets his body behind it and pushes the ball away to his left.

The Cherries defend the corner and counter attack to win one of their own. 



How unlucky can we get?

The Cherries come out of the traps and Dom Solanke drives forward and fires an effort at goal.

It takes a deflection and it beats Dubravka but bounces off the post.

Joshua King is there to head home the rebound but the offside flag is up.

Almost the perfect start to the half!


First substitution for the Cherries

We're back underway in this second half and we've seen the first change by Eddie Howe.

Lewis Cook replaces Philip Billing as Eddie Howe looks to add an attacking dimension to the side.


Big response needed!

The Cherries struggled with the attacking threat that Newcastle United possess.   

With Longstaff accompanying Gayle, Saint-Maximin and Joelinton when the visitors pushed forward, it proved hard for the defence to deal with.   

Eddie Howe will be keen to put a spark in the group and add a bit of pace and directness for the second half. The game is certainly not over yet and the gaffer will be emphasising that during the break. 


What will this man's team talk be?



AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Newcastle United

A disappointing first-half for the Cherries as we slip to a half-time lead. 


Nathan Ake booked

A yellow card for the Dutch international as he nicks Almiron and slows down a potentially dangerous counter attack.

Only his second yellow card of the season. 


Two minutes added on

The last couple minutes of the half to go, can we get something to lift spirits before the half ends?


Danjuma rifles over

Joshua King is fouled just outside the box and it is a promising area for a free-kick.

Brooks, Billing and Danjuma stand over it and the latter steps up but can only curl it over.

He was aiming for the top corner across goal but he can't quite get it right. A few promising signs perhaps though?


Tough half so far

Newcastle United continue to dominate the game, their width causing real problems to the Cherries back-line.

We've got into a few decent areas but are lacking the final quality at the moment.

However, the next goal could be crucial and if the Cherries can get it, you never know.


Newcastle make their first change

The goalscorer, Sean Longstaff, is replaced by Miguel Almiron.

Looks like the midfielder pulled up after a race with Philip Billing for the ball and the visitors take no chances with him. 


GOAL - Newcastle United

Sean Longstaff this time.

Brilliant play by Saint-Maximin as he jinks his way into the box and cuts back to the academy graduate, who slams into the roof of the net. 

A huge effort needed now. 


Always important ��



The Cherries are a good set-piece team and trickery from David Brooks earned us one in a promising position.

The delivery was headed away but the ball back into the box was dangerous and Solanke beat Dubravka to the ball but he was on the stretch and couldn't keep it down.

Another promising moment though. 


The threat from the wings

Newcastle United have started the brightest here and have looked to utilise the capabilities of their two wide players.

Allen Saint-Maximin boasts exceptional pace on the right while Joelinton is tall and powerful, both will be a challenge for the full backs.

The visitors are also quick to send the ball into the box because they know if they miss Gayle in the centre, the wingers can prove a threat at the back post. 


10 minutes gone

Certainly not the start that Eddie Howe and his side will have wanted.

It was an unfortunate individual error and was duly punished.

Otherwise not much has happened in this game to report, Billing going close the exception. 


Strong response

It's a decent response from the home side as Kelly releases Danjuma down the left side.

The quick winger cuts inside and lays off Billing at the edge of the box, he opens up his body to side-foot it at goal but he can't quite keep it down and it flies over.

That's better though. 


GOAL - Newcastle United

It's an early blow for the Cherries.

Jefferson Lerma is caught on the ball outside our own area and Newcastle are ruthless, Dwight Gayle is there to tuck home. 


Matt Ritchie - a popular face here!


King leads the line

The set-up in the first few moments suggests that Joshua King is the man leading the line for the Cherries today, with Dom Solanke in the number 10 role.

Brooks starts on the right and Danjuma on the left but we're sure we'll see some rotation between the pair. 


We're underway!

After a kneel for Black Lives Matters, the Cherries get us underway!

The visitors are playing in their bright orange kit, while we're in our usual red and black home strip. 


Reminder of team news.

A reminder of the Cherries team this afternoon:  

Ramsdale, Smith, S. Cook, Ake, Kelly, Billing, Lerma, Brooks, Danjuma, Solanke, King.  


Final moments

Kick-off is only five minutes away...

The teams are slowly making their way to the pitch and Power is playing over the speakers. Let's go!


Up the Cherries!


HOWE: We've tried to focus on our strengths

Eddie Howe has been speaking to Sky Sports before kick-off and was asked about how to focus on a game of such magnitude.

The gaffer said: "We've tried to focus on ourselves, tried to focus on what we do well, what our strengths are and collectively on our attitude to the game."


Social distancing still in place!


What to look out for?

Eddie Howe's team selection has answered a number of questions but there will be an interest in how the front line operates.

Joshua King has rarely operated as an out-and-out number nine this season but with his goalscoring record and pace, he's perhaps the most natural selection in that position.

Dom Solanke has the capability to lead the line as well, although Eddie Howe tends to use him behind the striker as a means of linking up play.

However, Brooks can also play as a number 10 and operated in that area against Palace so we could feasibly see him playing behind Solanke, with King in his usual left-wing positon.

Either way, it promises to be a fascinating opportunity to see a fairly untested front-line.


Visitors team news



The big news from Eddie Howe's starting XI is that Joshua King is fit enough to start.

As mentioned previously, he was only labelled as "touch and go" in the build up to today's game, but Kingy does start.

Dominic Solanke
starts as well, his first appearance from the off since the 3-1 victory over Brighton - a game in which he assisted.  

Meanwhile, Lloyd Kelly makes his first Premier League start as he replaces Jack Stacey and Philip Billing retains his place, despite limping off against Wolves with a dead leg, 


Will Kingy be fit?

The big question that dominated Eddie Howe's pre-match press conference yesterday was the fitness of Joshua King.

The Norwegian forward was the recipient of a tough Gary Cahill challenge against Palace and missed the defeat to Wolves. Eddie Howe described his chances of playing as "touch and go".

Remember the Cherries will be without Callum Wilson, who is serving a two-game suspension after picking up his 10th yellow card at Molineux.

Team news is expected at 5pm, so we'll be able to bring you full news soon!



Thanks for joining us on afcb.co.uk this afternoon!

It's another big day for Eddie Howe's men as we take on Newcastle United at Vitality Stadium.

We will be providing you full coverage throughout the game. Kick-off is just over 90 minutes away. 

Other games that day

  • West Ham United3
  • Arsenal4
    Norwich City0
  • Everton2
    Leicester City1

As it stood

1 Liverpool 31 +49 86
2 Manchester City 31 +44 63
3 Leicester City 32 +29 55
4 Chelsea 32 +13 54
5 Manchester United 32 +20 52
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 +11 52
7 Arsenal 32 +6 46
8 Tottenham Hotspur 31 +9 45
9 Burnley 32 -9 45
10 Sheffield United 31 -1 44
11 Everton 32 -7 44
12 Crystal Palace 32 -9 42
13 Newcastle United 32 -10 42
14 Southampton 32 -14 40
15 Brighton and Hove Albion 32 -10 33
16 West Ham United 32 -18 30
17 Watford 32 -20 28
18 Aston Villa 32 -24 27
20 Norwich City 32 -35 21

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