DeAndre Yedlin says that Newcastle were in full control for an hour or more of Saturday’s match, only to let it slip from their grasp in the final stages.

Dwight Gayle had put the visitors two up by half-time and it was well deserved, as the Magpies were well on top and dominating the chances.

The second-half was more of the same but glaring misses from Perez and Shelvey ended up proving very costly.

As Rafa went more defensive with substitutions in response to Bournemouth having a late go, Newcastle were finally put under pressure.

The Cherries grabbing what had looked an unlikely point, with one very good finish by Adam Smith, then Dan Gosling scoring from close range after a hopeful ball was hammered in and eventually fell to the former Newcastle midfielder.

DeAndre Yedlin says you have to give credit to the opposition but that Newcastle have to take their lessons from it.

Though he also says that can’t take away from what had been a very good performance for most of the 90 minutes.

Both teams would have probably taken a point beforehand but you can never feel great after throwing away a two goal lead.

DeAndre Yedlin talking to the official club site:

“There are lessons to be taken from every game, but as much as there are lessons, there are also positives to take from today’s game.

“I thought in the first half we controlled the game very well, and even parts of the second half, but it’s just a matter of controlling it for 90 minutes, not for 60 or whatever it may be.

“Everybody’s obviously disappointed as we were up 2-0 and we had opportunities to go to 3-0 on some occasions, but we didn’t take those chances and found ourselves defending a lot for the last 20 minutes.

“Credit to them, they did well, kept the pressure on and the ball in our half, they finished their chances.

“It’s disappointing because we were in a great position but that doesn’t change what we need to do next week.”

“That’s something that comes with experience, so obviously were all disappointed about it – in no way are we happy with the point.

“We thought we deserved three but at the end of the day, we got a point out of it, now we have to go to Liverpool next week and do a job.

“I think if you were to tell us to take four points from these last two games it would have been a pretty reasonable result for us.

We could have got six and that’s what disappointing but we go on, we will keep pushing forward and we will keep fighting.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Bournemouth 2 Newcastle 2


Newcastle: Gayle 17 and 45+1

Bournemouth: Smith 80 Gosling 89

Possession was Bournemouth 64% Newcastle 36%

Total shots were Bournemouth 18 Newcastle 15

Shots on target were Bournemouth 5 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Bournemouth 8 Newcastle 1

Referee: Roger East

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Manquillo 84) , Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy (Atsu 64), Gayle (Hayden 78), Perez

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Clark, Merino, Joselu

Crowd: 10,808 (Approx Newcastle 1,400)

(Alan Shearer reacts to Bournemouth 2 Newcastle 2 – Read HERE)

(Instinct reaction from NUFC fans/writers to the match HERE)

(Eddie Howe reaction to the game HERE)

(Rafa defends his substitutions after later Newcastle collapse – Read HERE)

(Give us your player ratings HERE)

  • Peaky Magpie

    Lesson hopefully learned DeAndre…….when you’re leading 2-0 at Anfield next week make sure you hang on to it……..

    • Leazes.

      Droll….. Liverpool usually score four against the cannon fodder clubs.

      • Peaky Magpie

        I keep trying to convince myself with the old “it’s in our own hands “ theory…..but is it ? Is it really…’s the sad reality we are clinging on and hoping there are 2 teams worse than us….(unless there’s some divine intervention WBA have gone already)…

        • Leazes.

          Well Transfermarkt has reappraised our squad value to sixteenth now but that only tells part of the story. There very well maybe three worse squads but injury and form alter things dramatically.

          • Peaky Magpie

            I’ve done one of those final table prediction things twice over the last couple of weeks and have had us 15th on both occasions on 41 points….

          • Leazes.

            I had us on 37 points, so I hope you are right, as we are averaging a point a game.

          • Peaky Magpie

            One things for sure it’s going RIGHT to the wire….Chelsea at home…ouch…

          • stevetoontoon

            Think last game of season 6,7 maybe more teams still be involved in the scrap!!!!

          • Peaky Magpie

            The tension will be immense…..I’ll be starting chewing on my dogs claws once my own fingernails have gone…..

          • stevetoontoon

            Hopefully were out of it by then🤞for yi dogs sake!!!

          • thewildchimp

            I’ve got the same sum: 41+/-3.

          • Peaky Magpie

            Good result for us Palace losing today….

          • thewildchimp

            I feel kinda miserable hoping for others to botch so we can make a step forward, but it’s our gimmick for who knows how many past years…

            Still, if we win against S’ton, Hudd and WBrom – I think we are in the clear. Pick up a few other points here and there and we’re past 40 and we panicked for no reason. :)

  • ghostrider

    I wonder when we are 2-0 down to Liverpool if Rafa will hang onto it. lol
    Goal difference don’t you know.
    What an utter clown Benitez is.

    • Geordiegiants

      You silly silly person.

      • stevetoontoon

        Ive blocked him and can tell you he was at the jimmy saville cup final yesterday

      • ghostrider

        I’d agree if it wasn’t literally how Rafa seems to play.
        Watch what happens to our goal difference next week at Anfield.
        Then come back to me and tell me about this genius of Rafa with his clever goal difference mindset.
        I hate to have to say this but our goal difference will be minus another 6 minimum next week and then what will the Rafa lovers say?

        Let’s see.

        • Dillon Tovak

          How do you know Rafa has a “goal difference mentality”?
          Seems to me more of a keep it tight and try to nick it.
          We beat Man U with those tactics and drew with Liverpool. I guarantee we would have zero points from games with the top 6 if we went toe to toe as the players aren’t that good.
          Of course you know that, but you’re having fun trolling. You go for it if it keeps you busy 🙂

          • Peaky Magpie

            They’ve nowt better to do….I’m with Leazes,I’m sure they’re ringers on this site to deliberately stir up arguments for arguments sake.

          • ghostrider

            I stick by what I say whether you try to use the old trolling issue as some kind of rebuttal that people seem to adopt.

        • Lakeland Mag

          So I wait with baited breath for you to post on here after the Liverpool game and say “I was wrong about Rafa” if we don’t get beat by a 6 or more goal margin. But I won’t hold my breath.

          • ghostrider

            Get yourself ready for it because it’s going to be embarrassing but no doubt there’ll be some excuse for Rafa to come out of it smelling of roses.

          • Lakeland Mag

            Possibly, but the world and his wife expected us to get absolutely hammered by Man City, but look what happened there. As I said, though, I’ll wait to see your reaction if we don’t get embarrassed by Liverpool (though inevitably you’ll find a way to put a negative anti-Rafa spin on whatever the result is.

          • ghostrider

            Actually I won’t find a way to put a negative on anything. there will be negatives or there won’t be and I’ll go with exactly that, one way or the other.
            I’d prefer to put a positive on every game but I can only do that if the games show them…including Rafa’s tactics and sub choices.

            I’m just not willing to play to Rafa’s tune when he’s changing it for no logical reason.

    • East Durham Mag

      You are the clown.

      • ghostrider

        Maybe I am a clown but I don’t manage the club I love…Rafa the clown does and he’s acting like a clueless mug.

        • Kneebotherm8

          No maybes… are a clown….and you are a clueless mackem mug…….and the club you luv is sunlun….EFF off you dpstck…

          • ghostrider

            Oops, there she is again.

    • anyobrien

      Serious question you were not on here much after the man u game…… What did you think of rafa after that game

      • Jezza

        He was sulking because Newcastle had beaten his team. That’s why he wasn’t on here much.

      • ghostrider

        I praised him and the team.
        And I did come on and I did put my thoughts in.
        Take a look at what he did against Man Utd and what he did against Bournemouth.
        The man is a Jekyll and Hyde character , it seems.

        I’ll praise him and any player that does the business and I’ll also slate them if they don’t perform.
        The blame for this draw lands very firmly at Rafa’s door. Very firmly.

        I’m refusing to single any players out for grief because I believe Rafa created a scenario that was totally avoidable and we had control up until he decided to change players and go all pathetically defensive.

        • Danimal

          Shelvey’s chance was after two of those ‘pathetic’ subs had been made. If it had been tucked away, as it would have been nine times out of ten, what wise words would you be spouting today? It’s football, a game of fine margins.

    • Danimal


    • Lakeland Mag

      He wasn’t a clown when we beat Man Utd was he? But don’t let facts get in the way of your anti-Rafa pro-Ashley blinkered bias.

    • Kneebotherm8

      You’re the biggest clown ,you mackem twt….

      • ghostrider

        When you have nothing to say, it’s best to just say nothing than trying to use this line as if it somehow insults. LMAO.

  • FairsCup69

    Excluding those games against Man City we’ve won 3 and drawn 5 of our last 8. Whilst I’m not expecting anything from Anfield, we can surely beat Southampton. Other home wins over Huddersfield and WBA are prerequisites but being brutally honest, that’s where our survival lies. Of course 3 points yesterday would have been superb and losing 2 points only after I made enquiries as to the latest score is all the more galling but we need to beleive we can get out of it.

  • Geordiegiants

    Anyone trying to make out that yesterday was anything but a disaster, is insulting the themselves and the fans.

  • Tweed Mag

    Four points from the last two games – how many would have settled for that before they were played?

    • Geordiegiants

      No doubt about it, a very canny haul of points considering. The thing is yesterday was a killer, I hope it doesn’t feedback through the squad, as no matter how anyone tries to dress it up, it was shocking to draw from that position.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Unbelievable 4 points in the scheme of things ……..did the Mag have a poll on how many points we might have achieved in those two games?……if they did then I reckon zero or 1 point would’ve been the popular consensus..

  • Danimal

    Palace result has lightened my mood. Around Christmas we were always one bad result from being 20th in the league. Now we’re nine points clear of 20th, three points clear (plus massive GD) of 19th, two clear of the rest. It’s not going to be a stroll and I’m as gutted as anyone about yesterday but we’re on the right track. Before and after that terrible (and at times very unlucky) nine match run, we’ve been very steady indeed. We’re unlucky in that Swansea and Palace have both made remarkable recoveries to keep things tight. But all credit to them of course. Ten match season now, with a head start. I’d have taken this if offered in August 2017.

    • stevetoontoon

      1 thing mate this team does give 150% they are all pulling together, think pardews vast relegation experience has worked on west brom….THEYRE GONE!!! I honestly fancy stoke and palace to go also… but gonna be tight