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Brilliant last second Matt Ritchie volley makes it Bournemouth 2 Newcastle 2

2 months ago
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Newcastle were looking to make it six Premier League wins from nine games.

On Friday lunchtime, Rafa Benitez had confirmed that Longstaff, Lascelles and Elliot were out injured.

Whilst Fabian Schar was suspended.

A win would take Newcastle into 12th, above Bournemouth on goal difference.

Dropping out of the team were Ki, Lascelles and Schar, whilst coming in were Fernandez, Dummett and Shelvey.

Windy conditions didn’t help but a decent game and very open, end to end and play pretty open as well.

Not a lot of clear chances in the first half but Ryan Fraser hit the post halfway through the opening period.

It was five minutes into added time when Salomon Rondon gave Newcastle the lead with a beautiful free-kick, over the wall and into the keeper’s top right corner. Miguel Almiron having won the free-kick with a good run.

Only a couple of minutes after the break though it was all square. Mike Dean giving the softest of penalties when Fernandez put his hands on Nathan Ake. Josh King sending Dubravka the wrong way from the spot-kick.

Not long after, Callum Wilson pulled Rondon back in the box but nothing given.

On 81 minutes the home side took the lead, breaking up the pitch Solanke laid it off to King for a good finish across Dubravka from just inside the box.

With Shelvey, Atsu and Muto introduced, Newcastle pressed in the later stages.

Just when all looked lost and reaching the last second of added time, a deep cross was superbky volleyed home by Matt Ritchie a yard or two inside the box.

Well worth making sure you see these two goals on TV.

Not saying Newcastle deserved to win but definitely didn’t deserve to lose.

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StatsĀ from BBC Sport:

Bournemouth 2 Newcastle 2

Goals:

Newcastle:

Rondon 45+5, Ritchie 90+3

Bournemouth:

King 48 (pen), 81

Possession was Bournemouth 49% Newcastle 51%

Total shots were Bournemouth 10 Newcastle 12

Shots on target were Bournemouth 3 Newcastle 4

Corners were Bournemouth 6 Newcastle 6

Referee: Mike Dean

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Dummett, Lejeune, Ritchie, Hayden, Diame (Shelvey 83), Almiron (Muto 82), Perez (Atsu 72), Rondon

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Kenedy,

Crowd: 10,625 (Newcastle 1,300)

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