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Newcastle United v AFC Bournemouth Live Commentary, 17/09/2022

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A. Isak (67 pen)
P. Billing (62)
St. James' Park


That's all from St James' Park today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
After dominating possession and having twice as many shots at goal as their opponents, Newcastle may feel unfortunate not to have won today, but the pressure will be on to secure victory when they visit another promoted side, Fulham, after the international break. Bournemouth, meanwhile, take their three-match unbeaten run back home, where they will tackle Brentford at the start of next month.
The Premier League's stalemate specialists add one more to their growing haul, as Newcastle draw their fifth of seven games so far this season. The Magpies twice hit the woodwork in the first half, and forced Neto into a couple of sharp saves, but were ultimately forced to come from behind when Bournemouth struck against the run of play, just after the hour mark. While a point represents a good day's work for the improving away side, only one league win so far is far from satisfactory for such an ambitious club as their hosts.
90' + 8' With surely the last chance to win the game, Joelinton aims a tame header towards goal under pressure from near the penalty spot. Neto comfortably claims.
D. Burn
Yellow Card
Newcastle United
90' + 7' For a foul by the touchline, Burn is booked.
90' + 5' Newcastle remain patient, as they switch the ball around, hoping to open up the disciplined Bournemouth defence. Then, a more direct ball sails straight to Neto, who gathers it gratefully and soaks up a few more seconds by holding it on the ground.
K. Moore
D. Solanke
AFC Bournemouth
90' + 3' A change in attack sees Moore coming on for Solanke.
J. Stephens
P. Billing
AFC Bournemouth
90' + 3' Bournemouth make two further substitutions. First, Stephens replaces Billing.
90' + 2' Certainly capable of scoring from range, Schar lets fly with a 25-yarder. However, the defender's attempt zips wide of the target; leaving Neto untroubled.
90' + 1' A low roar emanates from the more optimistic among the Geordie faithful, as six additional minutes are indicated by the officials. There's still time for a winner!
C. Wood
M. Almirón
Newcastle United
89' It is Almiron that's withdrawn for Wood to offer a more physical presence up front in the closing moments.
89' Howe is prepping Wood on the touchline; signalling a more direct approach. But surely it's all too late for the Magpies now?
J. Stacey
R. Christie
AFC Bournemouth
87' O'Neil opts for more fresh legs to get the result over the line. Christie makes way for Stacey.
86' Another attack is ended anticlimactically, as Trippier is caught offside on the right wing following a poorly timed pass from Willock.
84' An air of frustration and anxiety has settled around St James' Park, as Newcastle seem to be heading for yet another Premier League draw. Today's was a fixture the fans would have expected their team to win - can someone step up and make themselves a hero in the closing stages?
82' Burn wins the ball inside the Newcastle half, then almost immediately gifts it back to the opposition. However, the visitors can't capitalise on the chance to counter, and their attack founders on the edge of the home side's box.
J. Anthony
M. Tavernier
AFC Bournemouth
80' Bournemouth make their first change, as Tavernier is replaced by Anthony for the final 10 minutes.
79' Failing to make the most of the corner, Newcastle lose the ball when Longstaff's low cross hits traffic inside the Bournemouth box. If they want to find a winner here, they will have to be more precise with their final ball.
77' Newcastle still push on in search of a decisive goal, as Willock first fires over and then Murphy has an attempt deflected wide for a corner.
75' Following Isak's conversion today, Newcastle have now netted their last five penalties in the Premier League; last failing to score when Willock missed against Manchester City in May 2021.
73' Forced to steer his header towards goal from an awkward position just inside the area, Isak only finds the grateful grasp of Neto in the Bournemouth net.
S. Longstaff
Bruno Guimarães
Newcastle United
72' Newcastle's second change sees Guimaraes replaced by Longstaff in midfield.
J. Murphy
R. Fraser
Newcastle United
71' Seeking a late winner, Howe makes a double substitution. First, former Bournemouth man Fraser makes way for Murphy out wide.
70' JUST WIDE! With a low shot from the edge of the box, Bournemouth almost retake the lead as Tavernier's attempt skims narrowly wide of the right-hand post.
Yellow Card
Newcastle United
69' For a foul on Tavernier, Joelinton becomes the first Newcastle player booked today.
A. Isak
Penalty Goal
Newcastle United
67' NEWCASTLE PULL LEVEL! With great confidence, Isak steps up to the spot-kick and rams the ball into the left side of the net; leaving Neto grasping at thin air. An excellent penalty draws the Toon back level!
65' PENALTY CONFIRMED! Newcastle have a great chance to equalise, after the referee consults the pitchside monitor and agrees with the VAR. It's a penalty!
64' PENALTY FOR NEWCASTLE? Seconds after going behind, the hosts may have a lifeline! A cross from Trippier inside the box clips Lerma's left hand, and though no penalty is awarded, the VAR has initiated a review!
P. Billing
AFC Bournemouth
62' BOURNEMOUTH LEAD! St James' falls silent, as Billing sticks out a long leg to divert a near-post Zemura cross past the stranded Pope. For all their probing, the hosts find themselves a goal down with half an hour left to play. 1-0 to the Cherries!
J. Zemura
AFC Bournemouth
62' Setting up the opening goal, Zemura picks out a curling cross towards Billing, whose near-post run was perfectly timed.
59' Billing wins Bournemouth a free-kick in a central area, 30 yards out from goal, after going down under a challenge from Isak. However, a straight ball into the box is easily repelled by the home defence, and the Cherries must chase back into their defensive places.
57' After the ball drops to Fraser on the edge of the box, following a corner, his powerful strike at goal hits team-mate Willock inside the six-yard box. The assistant's flag then goes up for offside.
55' As Newcastle probe patiently, attempting to map a route through Bournemouth's massed ranks, the St James' crowd lets out a frustrated roar. It seems they want a more direct approach - and more precision in the final third.
53' Zemura again manages to get the better of Trippier, who is stationed high up on the right wing at the moment. The former shepherds the ball out of play and allows Bournemouth to relieve the building pressure.
51' Newcastle attempt to build pressure down the right again, but Bournemouth captain Zemura blocks a cross from Newcastle skipper Trippier before Christie stretches out a leg to repel Almiron's shot.
49' After Solanke picks up the ball in the centre circle and drives for goal, seeing off a number of weak challenges, he lets fly with a low strike from 20 yards. Pope makes a straightforward save, though.
48' A slick passing move through the centre of the pitch ends with a low ball across the edge of the box finding Fraser in space. However, the winger's shot drifts wide of the right-hand post.
46' Bournemouth kick off, and we are back under way at St James' Park!
Newcastle have now failed to score a first-half goal in five of their seven Premier League games this season - only today's opponents Bournemouth and West Ham United (both six) have done so more often.
Despite dominating possession and striking the woodwork twice in the first half, Newcastle remain level with a resilient Bournemouth team at the break. The Magpies have been on the front foot for most of the match so far, and would have had a merited lead if either Trippier's free-kick or Joelinton's close-range shot had been just a little more accurate. Meanwhile, the visitors have posed an occasional threat on the counter, but their ambition has been fairly limited so far - will it be more of the same after the interval?
45' + 5' Due to several stoppages for injuries, four minutes have been added on to the end of the first 45, and the ball is now zipping end-to-end in an open conclusion to the first half.
M. Tavernier
Yellow Card
AFC Bournemouth
45' + 3' As he gets to his feet after picking up a knock in a tackle on Joelinton, Tavernier is shown a yellow card for his ill-timed challenge.
45' + 1' Tavernier comes off worse from a tangle of legs with Joelinton inside the Bournemouth half, and the game is again brought to a halt while he receives treatment.
44' An aerial clash between Isak and Christie brings the medical staff racing onto the pitch, but fortunately both men are able to return to their feet unaided and make their way to the touchline for further assessment.
43' OFF THE POST! Newcastle strike the woodwork again, as Joelinton rattles the goal frame from 10 yards out before Neto makes two smart saves to deny both the Brazilian and Fraser on the follow-up. Three chances; none taken - we're still goalless at St James'.
40' An anti-climactic cross from Targett on the left wastes a good set-piece opportunity, and the ball simply sails out of play beyond the mass of players huddled in Bournemouth's box.
38' Guimaraes clips Lerma in midfield, and Bournemouth have a free-kick. Though on the back foot, the visitors continue to grind their way to half-time.
36' Joelinton just overruns the ball out on the right side as he attempts to get to the byline, and another chance to create an opening goal goes astray. It has been a frustrating first half so far for the home side; Bournemouth are carrying out their assignment very well.
R. Christie
Yellow Card
AFC Bournemouth
34' For recklessly sliding into a tackle on Joelinton in midfield, Christie receives the game's first yellow card.
33' Connecting with a Guimaraes throughball, Trippier makes his way into the box and makes contact on a looping header, which just drops neatly into Neto's hands.
31' Before today's game, Bournemouth had managed just 34 shots in the Premier League this season - at least 22 fewer than any other side so far - and a league-low 12 efforts on target. They've added three attempts - and one on target - to those tallies so far today.
29' A mildly comical effort from Solanke trickles harmlessly towards the byline, after the Bournemouth striker attempts an ambitious overhead kick near the penalty spot. Cue, sarcastic jeers from the Newcastle fans.
27' OFF THE POST! With a well-hit free-kick from 20 yards out, Trippier whips the ball over the Bournemouth defensive wall and off the outside of the left-hand post! That's the closest we've come to an opening goal - nearly, but not quite!
26' A South American clash sees Senesi's block on Guimaraes cost Bournemouth a free-kick, which is situated just outside their box in a central area. Trippier is surely favourite to take it.
24' Bournemouth continue to keep a compact shape, and so far have kept their hosts largely at bay. Attacking opportunities have been few and far between, though.
22' Clutching his toe in apparent agony, Billing goes down under a challenge from Targett inside the Newcastle half. He's soon able to rejoin the action, but Bournemouth fail to make the most of the subsequent free-kick.
20' Guimaraes wins a free-kick 30 yards from goal after drawing a foul from Billing. From the set-piece, Targett lofts the ball towards the back post, but Schar can only steer a tame header straight at Neto.
18' Having scrapped his way past two defenders and then regained the ball in the box, Almiron slightly scuffs a low attempt at goal, which Neto saves comfortably.
15' CLOSE! On the break, Zemura clips in an inviting cross to Tavernier from the left, but the latter's header from the centre of the box loops narrowly over the crossbar with Pope all but beaten.
14' It has been all Newcastle in the opening stages, and the home side have had a 71 per cent share of possession to this point.
12' Newcastle continue to push on. After advancing to the left byline, Fraser stands up a cross towards the penalty spot, but Neto calmly plucks it out of the air under very little pressure.
10' Almiron's slide-rule pass down the right side of the area releases Isak, who makes his way to the byline but is then repelled in his attempts to cross, and must settle for a corner.
8' SAVE! The first shot on goal from either side sees Christie's left-footed effort from just outside the area saved fairly comfortably by Pope in a central position.
7' Rather stiffly, Neto is back on his feet and has been passed fit to continue in goal for Bournemouth. Travers will start warming up though, just in case.
6' Concern grows on the Bournemouth touchline, as Neto lies flat out on the turf with an injury. The game comes to a halt while the former Barcelona stopper receives treatment for a possible muscular problem.
4' Willock bursts into the box and tries to chest the ball down into his own path for a shot, but Bournemouth skipper Smith is alert and hacks the ball away from the danger zone.
3' Continuing a bright start for the home side, Almiron and Trippier combine on the right side of the area, but the latter's cross into the box is then headed away to safety.
1' The hosts kick off, and we are under way in Newcastle!
The players are out on the pitch at a packed St James' Park, and the stadium will now observe a minute's silence to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
Meanwhile, O'Neil makes only one alteration to the Bournemouth side that beat Nottingham Forest last time out, as Lloyd Kelly drops out of the squad due to an injury sustained in midweek; Senesi replaces the visitors' captain in central defence. David Brooks remains missing from the squad due to a hamstring problem.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe makes two changes to his most recent starting XI, as he faces his former club for the first time since leaving in 2020. Burn comes into the back four, while Bruno Guimaraes returns in midfield; Botman and Longstaff are relegated to the bench. The Magpies' most prominent absentees today are influential forwards Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson, both of whom have yet to recover from injury.
SUBS: Mark Travers, Jaidon Anthony, Kieffer Moore, Jack Stacey, Siriki Dembele, Emiliano Marcondes, Jack Stephens, Junior Stanislas, Jamal Lowe.
BOURNEMOUTH (4-2-3-1): Neto; Adam Smith, Marcos Senesi, Chris Mepham, Jordan Zemura; Lewis Cook, Jefferson Lerma; Ryan Christie, Philip Billing, Marcus Tavernier; Dominic Solanke.
SUBS: Loris Karius, Javier Manquillo, Jacob Murphy, Sean Longstaff, Jamal Lewis, Matt Ritchie, Chris Wood, Sven Botman, Jamaal Lascelles.
NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-3-3): Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Dan Burn, Matt Targett; Joelinton, Bruno Guimaraes, Joe Willock; Miguel Almiron, Alexander Isak, Ryan Fraser.
Despite their difficult start to life back in the big time, Bournemouth arrive on Tyneside level with their hosts on points. Since appointing Gary O'Neil as caretaker manager, the Cherries have taken four points from two matches; emerging 3-2 winners against Nottingham Forest last time out. However, the South Coast side have conceded at least two goals in each of their away games this season - including their EFL Cup clash with Norwich City.
Following a two-week hiatus, with no competitive action taking place, Newcastle aim to end their five-match winless run in the Premier League today. Without a top-flight victory since overcoming Nottingham Forest on the opening weekend, the Magpies have played out four draws from their last five league games, including a controversial goalless game against Crystal Palace last time out. Occupying 11th place in the table, they have lost just one Premier League home fixture throughout 2022 to date.
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