Alan Shearer sent a pre-match message to Callum Wilson.
Thursday seeing the former Newcastle and England congratulate the Bournemouth striker on his first England call up.
Though following that up with a request/order not to score today.
Newcastle’s defence did the business and kept the six goal striker quiet, with most of the pressure instead coming from set-pieces.
At the other end of the pitch it was Salomon Rondon with a man of the match performance who grabbed the headlines.
Alan Shearer saying ‘what a performance’ as the loan striker scored twice in the first half, before being denied a hat-trick with a breakaway goal in the closing stages, Begovic just diverting it for a corner.
Rondon took two goes to put the first one away but Alan Shearer declared ‘Loved that second goal’, as the Venezuelan international almost broke the net with a bullet header that was very reminiscent of a certain former number nine…
A great day all round as Shearer and the rest of the NUFC fanbase celebrated consecutive wins for the first time since April.
Thursday 8 November Alan Shearer pre-match message to Callum Wilson after England call up:
“Congratulations and well deserved.
“Just don’t score on Saturday please!!”
Saturday 10 November 2018 Alan Shearer post-match:
“Yes big man.
“Salomon Rondon, what a performance!
“Loved that second goal.
“Brilliant 3 points.”
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
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Schar, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie (Hayden 74), Diame (Atsu 80), Ki , Kenedy (Clark 78), Rondon, Perez
Darlow, Joselu, Manquillo, Longstaff
Crowd: 49,266 (Bournemouth approx 600)