Honours have been even on the Vitality Stadium as Bournemouth and Newcastle performed out an entertaining 2-2 draw. The guests took a deserved lead at half-time due to a brace from Dwight Gayle, earlier than strikes from Adam Smith and Dan Gosling meant either side have been left with some extent, though each really feel it might’ve been three.
Bournemouth began the sport the higher of the 2 sides, coming very near breaking the impasse inside 10 minutes.
Regardless of being second greatest within the early proceedings, the guests took the lead with former Cherries favorite Matt Ritchie enjoying a key half within the purpose. Jonjo Shelvey performed a beautiful ball to the Scot on the precise, earlier than he crossed to Dwight Gayle within the centre. The ball rebounded between him and Asmir Begovic, earlier than Gayle cheekily again heeled the ball into an empty web.
Newcastle now regarded within the ascendancy, going near a second by a curling effort from Ritchie, whereas Jamaal Lascelles and Florian Lejeune defended stoutly to scale back the hosts to half possibilities that failed to check Dubravka.
Their dominance was to be rewarded because the North East aspect helped themselves to a second on the stroke of half-time. A Paul Dummett cross discovered Ayoze Perez on the far submit, earlier than the Spaniard laid the ball throughout purpose, which one way or the other discovered a approach by Begovic, leaving Gayle to faucet in his second of the sport and a deserved two purpose lead at half-time.
The second half began with Eddie Howe’s aspect probing for a route again into the sport, and had a good shout of a penalty waved away by referee Roger East following Lascelles’ cumbersome problem on Ryan Fraser within the opening 5 minutes of the restart.
Bournemouth tried to take the sport to Newcastle, however the North East aspect defended resolutely, whereas Rafael Benitez’s aspect virtually put the sport out of sight, however Perez might solely prod the ball over from six yards out,
Newcastle initially wasted one other alternative to attain a 3rd, however Nathan Ake did nicely to place off Shelvey who blazed over. Moments later nevertheless, Bournemouth did discover a route again into the sport. Lewis Cook dinner flicked the ball into Adam Smith’s path earlier than his dipping effort lastly beat Dubravka and cut back the deficit with 10 minutes remaining.
With a minute remaining, Bournemouth discovered an equaliser by former Newcastle man Dan Gosling. The Cherries have been mounting strain on the guests purpose, as Ake fired a strike in the direction of purpose which Gosling managed to poke in to arrange a dramatic end.
It was the house aspect on the lookout for the winner within the remaining minutes of the sport, however a fifth purpose within the sport by no means got here, that means either side left the Vitality Stadium with some extent after an entertaining contest.