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Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1 – Match ratings and comments on all NUFC players

4 weeks ago
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We asked Jack Lacey-Hatton to give us his match ratings after Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1.

United falling behind to an excellent training ground prepared move on a corner and second best for most of the first half.

Only to storm back and win with a mixture of guts and luck the vital factor, with goals either side of the break.

Jack Lacey-Hatton gives us his NUFC player ratings and comments.

Dubravka – 7

Recovered well from his early collision with Lascelles.

Could do nothing about the Bournemouth goal.

Solid on crosses throughout, particularly when the pressure was on towards the end.

Lascelles – 6

Our captain’s early injury prevents any real analysis but he had looked tidy before that.

Perhaps he should have gone off earlier as he never seemed right after the early collision.

Fernandez – 7

Another fine outing from our Argentine centre-back.

Composed on the ball and won a series of key tackles down the Bournemouth left hand side in the dying minutes.

Clark – 9

The best player on the pitch for either side.

Stayed cool throughout on the ball, barely put a foot wrong defensively.

Most importantly came up with his second goal in a week. Outstanding.

Yedlin – 7

Perhaps his best display so far this season.

Certainly helped by the goal but he also kept his composure when the team was under the cosh and when he had to tackle he won the ball cleanly.

Seems to be cutting out the rashness that previously plagued his defensive game.

Willems – 7

Some quality runs from the wing-back positions, giving us more options going forward than in previous games.

Forced a good save from the goalkeeper in the second half.

Shelvey – 7

After some early stray passes went far too long, he composed himself and got control of the midfield.

Got better as the game went on and drove the team forward on the counter. Another excellent performance after last week.

Hayden – 6

Made a lazy tackle in the first half that picked him up a booking and looked like he was carrying a knock at times.

Remained solid in the second half.

Almiron – 7

Constant energy, awareness and tracking back, made for an all round excellent display.

Was hugely unlucky that ASM blocked his shot, as it looked destined for the net.

Saint-Maximin 7

Another excellent outing from ASM.

The only thing missing is his first NUFC goal.

Again missed chances and should have shot rather than trying to round the keeper, when he went through one-on-one, which would have killed the game.

Joelinton – 8

His best game in a black and white shirt.

Dominated the Bournemouth backline, particularly in the second half, with some excellent hold-up play.

His finishing was the only thing missing but at least today for the first time in a while he looked like scoring, getting in the right positions.

Managed to keep the ball when often outnumbered. Deserves immense credit.

Subs

Dummett – 7

Carroll – 6

Atsu – N/A (Not on long enough to judge)

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1  – Saturday 9 November 3pm

Goals:

Newcastle United:

Yedlin 42, Clark 52

Bournemouth:

Harry Wilson 14

Possession was Bournemouth 67%, Newcastle 33%

Total shots were Bournemouth 16, Newcastle 20

Shots on target were Bournemouth 3, Newcastle 9

Corners were Bournemouth 4, Newcastle 5

Crowd: 44,424

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Newcastle team v Bournemouth:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles (Dummett 20), Clark, Willems, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin (Atsu 90), Almiron, Joelinton (Carroll 82)

Subs

Darlow, Krafth, Matty Longstaff, Gayle

(Eddie Howe can’t believe that Bournemouth got beat by Newcastle and says it will hurt for weeks – Read HERE)

(To watch all the goals and official match highlights go HERE)

(Steve Bruce confirms Jamaal Lascelles scan and says front 3 a real threat v Bournemouth (apart from goals…) Read HERE)

(Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Saturday’s win – Read HERE)

(Alan Shearer two word reaction at the final whistle – Read HERE)

(Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1 – 8,000 empty seats but 44,000 roar NUFC to dramatic comeback win – Read HERE)

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