Eddie Howe left St James Park with no points after Newcastle made it consecutive victories for the home side and consecutive defeats for the visitors.

However, the Bournemouth boss believes that his team were denied a clear penalty.

Salomon Rondon scored his first on seven minutes to set his side up for the win but Howe thinks his team should have have had the chance to get straight  back into it.

He thought midfielder David Brooks should have had a penalty when Federico Fernandez made a challenge in the Newcastle box, only moments after the game had restarted after that opening goal.

A cross came in from Ryan Fraser and when the ball dropped, Fernandez went to clear and Brooks fell to the ground.

The incident happened right in front of referee Lee Probert who waved play on.

I can recall the incident now Eddie Howe has brought it up and to be fair, time did stop still for a second as you feared  the opposition getting an instant opportunity to ruin the early good work and goal. Although I don’t think that incident has been replayed on any of the TV highlights I have seen.

Eddie Howe thinks it was a ‘good call’ and talks of ‘fine margins’ in the match.

Newcastle have of course been on the receiving end of a fair few dubious decisions this season, so maybe a little bit of luck is at last running our way.

Eddie Howe speaking to the Daily Echo:

“I felt that was a penalty.

“Brooks just nicked the ball first and went over the boy’s leg.

“I felt it was a good call for a pen.

“It was fine margins and we will look at those incidents, of course.

“But I think we have to look at ourselves.

“We have set such high standards as a group, we expect to hit those levels again and again.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1


Newcastle : Rondon 7, 40

Bournemouth: Lerma 45+6

Possession was Bournemouth 61% Newcastle 39%

Total shots were  Bournemouth 14 Newcastle 18

Shots on target were Bournemouth 4 Newcastle 6

Corners were  Bournemouth 10 Newcastle 7

Referee: Lee Probert

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Schar, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie (Hayden 74), Diame (Atsu 80), Ki , Kenedy (Clark 78), Rondon, Perez

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Joselu, Manquillo, Longstaff

Crowd: 49,266 (Bournemouth approx 600)

(Alan Shearer Match of The Day comments HERE)

(Salomon Rondon rates it ‘The Perfect Saturday’ – Read HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to beating Bournemouth HERE)

(Paul Merson covered Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1 for Sky Sports – Had plenty to say afterwards HERE)

(Match ratings of all NUFC players HERE)

  • Kneebotherm8

    Eddie missed the clear handball incident when Rondons goalbound header was clearly handled by a Bournemouth defender in their box……………..ah well never mind…….

  • Kenny

    Tough 💩

  • seewhy

    Not sure what highlights you were watching but MOTD were all over it. And, rightly so – if it had been at the other end we would have been apoplectic

  • Billmag

    I it’s fine lines like when we 2-0 up against Manure and the Ref missed a blatant penalty, things happen get over it.

  • t00nraider

    Nice to get a bit of luck from the ref. They’ve been under a bit of focus of late. Unlucky Mr Hughes! Time for VAR but only when it’s in our favour of course ;)

    • East Durham Mag


  • Philippines

    Like that penalty we should have had against Man U. VAR must ONLY be a matter of time.

  • Big Al 1967

    I like David Brooks as a player and would loved to have seen him sign for us. However on Saturday every time he felt any type of contact he went over trying to gain an advantage. He went down more times than Perez and than takes some doing!
    For me no pen just a player looking to con the ref.