Allan Saint-Maximin 9, Miguel Almiron 8; Dominic Solanke 4 ... Bournemouth v Newcastle player ratings

Magpies thrash relegation-haunted Cherries 4-1 at the Vitality Stadium

Struggling Bournemouth remain languishing in the Premier League relegation zone after a humiliating 4-1 home defeat to Newcastle extended their winless run to seven games.

First-half strikes from Dwight Gayle and Sean Longstaff put the mid-table Magpies on course for resounding success at the Vitality Stadium.

Substitutes Miguel Almiron and Valentino Lazaro completed the job as the Cherries capitulated to a club-record 19th defeat in a top-flight season.

Dan Gosling claimed an added-time consolation with the hosts' first goal since football resumed following the coronavirus pandemic-enforced break but, on this evidence, there is little to suggest they can extend their Premier League stay to a sixth season.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said: "We contributed to our own downfall. There were some uncharacteristic mistakes. It may be a lack of confidence. It was close to being a lot better than it looked."

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce said: "Some of the football we played and the goals we scored were a delight to watch. All credit to the players.

"I felt we had lost that cutting edge, creating an opportunity to try to win a match. We enjoyed playing, that was pretty evident. There was a certain cutting edge to them. Long may it continue."

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Updated: July 2, 2020 12:50 AM


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