AFC Bournemouth (h) Premier League
Half time: Magpies 0 Cherries 0
With Dan Burn appealing for a non-existent offside, a
rare away attack saw Jordan Zemura cross
from the front left hand corner of the United area.
Ice cold from Alex
Fabian Schar pumped the ball forward down the right hand channel and
into the path of Kieran Trippier, who had stolen into the Cherries box.
Full time: Magpies 1 Cherries 1
Eddie Howe - who joined his players in the centre circle before returning to the tunnel and reappearing on the touchline, swapping suit and shoes for tracksuit and trainers with a swiftness that Mr Benn would have admired:
"I think it is a fair
"The opposition played deep, a lot of men behind the ball, very compact and they didn't take a lot of risks. But we knew that was coming, we prepared for that, there were no surprises for us. It was up to us to break that down.
"The crowd stuck with us, so
there is no one else to look at other than ourselves. We need to
analyse the game and figure out what we could have done better.
"You’re never going to replace Allan so we have to find a different way. I still believe we can win and be a very effective team without him, just very different.
"There’s no one like him in the Premier League, he’s a very unique
player and he brings gifts to the team that on a day like today you’re
crying out for, but we just have to improve and we have to be better.
On picking Burn over Botman:
“Sven (Botman) is going to be an outstanding player and will play many, many games for this club. We love him to bits, but Dan just gets the nod at the moment.
On the identity of the penalty taker:
"His England call-up is a great thing for people that drop into the lower leagues. It gives them hope that it’s not the end of their dreams. Ivan’s had to work his way back up and he’s done incredibly well.”
Gary O'Neil said:
It's now just one defeat in seven Premier League outings for Newcastle,
but their inability to win for only the second time this season saw them
greeted by mild booing at the final whistle on Saturday.