NEWCASTLE (4-4-2):

7 Elliot: Made fine saves from Wilson, King and Pugh and could not be blamed for Cook’s stoppage-time winner

5 Yedlin: Not one of the American’s best games as he struggled to make much of an impact going forward

7 Lejeune: The pick of the Newcastle back four as he won a succession of headers and mopped up neatly

6 Lascelles: Wasn’t really extended in the opening half hour, but picked up an ankle problem that forced him off in the second half

5 Manquillo: Couldn’t prevent Bournemouth from building up a head of steam in the closing stages and wasn’t a factor in attack

7 RITCHIE: Was the best player on the pitch for an hour or so and came close with a first-half effort that struck the post

6 Hayden: Justified his recall ahead of Hayden as he made a series of important tackles and interceptions

4 Shelvey: A disappointing display full of passes that didn’t find their target and decisions that didn’t really come off

6 Atsu: Produced some effective crosses and passes – especially in the first half - but his decision-making remains an issue

6 Gayle: Recalled to the starting line-up for the first time since August, and was unfortunate to see his first-half effort chalked off

4 Joselu: His work rate cannot be faulted, but he doesn’t look a natural goalscorer and his place must now be at risk


5 Clark (for Lascelles, 55): Slotted in effectively alongside Lejeune, but was out-jumped for Cook’s late winner

4 Perez (for Joselu, 68): Couldn’t make much of an impact in the closing stages – might it have been better to bring Mitrovic on?

Murphy (for Atsu, 82)

(not used): Darlow (gk), Gamez, Diame, Mitrovic.


Begovic 7; Francis 6, S Cook 8 Ake 6, Daniels 7; Ibe 5 (Defoe 75), Surman 6, PUGH 8, Arter 6; Wilson 6 (Smith 75), King 7.

Subs (not used): Boruc (gk), Gosling, L Cook, Fraser, Mousset.

Man Of The Match: MARC PUGH – Was a dynamic presence at the heart of the Bournemouth midfiled and drove his side forward in the final 20 minutes.