- NUFC losers of three-straight
- King, Daniels score
- Taylor nabs own goal
- Perez scores only NUFC goal
Newcastle United’s season is on the brink, and only their manager’s job status may be more dire.
Charlie Daniels also scored for the Cherries, while Ayoze Perez scored Newcastle’s only goal.
The win boosts Bournemouth to 11 points clear of the drop, while Newcastle is 19th. The Magpies are a point back of 17th place Sunderland, their opponent in two weeks.
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The desperate Magpies started lively, and Jonjo Shelvey ripped an early shot wide of the goal. Not too long after, Ayoze Perez side-footed a 19-yard shot over the bar.
But it was Bournemouth who took the lead through an own goal by Steven Taylor, who turned Joshua King’s cross past Rob Elliot to make it 1-0 in the 28th minute.
Taylor missed a chance to redeem himself in the 45th minute, as his shot deflected out for a corner.
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1 – Newcastle defender Steven Taylor’s own goal was his first in the Premier League since December 2006. Unfortunate.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 5, 2016
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The Magpies were lifeless until the final half-hour, with the exception of Daryl Janmaat and Jonjo Shelvey. It was Janmaat in the 63rd minute who finally got the club’s first shot on target.
King picked up a goal through the porous Newcastle defending to salt it away with 20 minutes to play.
The Magpies got a goal back with just over 10 minutes to go, with Perez getting the better of the Bournemouth back line.