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