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Newcastle United 1-1 Bournemouth: Alexander Isak cancels out Philip Billing opener

By Callum MatthewsBBC Sport
Jefferson Lerma handles a cross from Kieran Tripper to give Newcastle a penalty against AFC Bournemouth
Newcastle's equaliser came from the penalty spot after Jefferson Lerma was adjudged to have handled Kieran Tripper's cross

Alexander Isak scored his first goal at St James' Park but Newcastle remain without a win since the opening day of the Premier League season after being held by a disciplined Bournemouth.

Eddie Howe's side fell behind against his former club when midfielder Philip Billing stretched to steer a Jordan Zemura cross from the left-hand wing past Nick Pope with just over an hour gone.

Five minutes later Newcastle were level as Isak - a club record £60m summer signing from Real Sociedad - converted a penalty after Jefferson Lerma was adjudged to have handled a Kieran Trippier cross by the video assistant referee.

The draw is Newcastle's fifth of the season and stretches their winless run to six games, although they climb to 10th in the table.

Bournemouth have now claimed five points from an available nine under caretaker manager Gary O'Neil to leave them 12th.

As at all Premier League games this weekend there was a minute's silence before kick-off, which was impeccably observed, for the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II followed by the national anthem. There was also stadium-wide applause in the 70th minute in honour of her 70-year reign.

Cutting edge lacking for both sides

It has been a frustrating start to the season for Newcastle with goals hard to come by, and this will be another game where they will feel they should have taken three points.

They were dominant for large periods - they had 72% possession and 20 attempts at goal - but again lacked a clinical edge.

They had chances with a Trippier free-kick and a cushioned Joelinton effort both striking posts in the first half.

Bournemouth's summer signing Neto also tipped away efforts from Joelinton and Ryan Fraser, but the latter, who earned a recall to the Scotland squad this week, and Miguel Almiron spurned good opportunities.

It left Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley looking unimpressed in the stands, with the results this season not yet matching Newcastle's lofty ambitions.

Howe was similarly frustrated, telling BBC Sport: "I don't think we played particularly well, we were off our best level. One for us to reflect on.

"I am desperate to win, it feels like a long time for us. We need to win and compete and be the best versions of us."

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A period of change may be forthcoming at Bournemouth too, with a Las Vegas consortium hoping to buy the club.

It has left uncertainty about the manager's role with O'Neil now in charge since Scott Parker was sacked on 30 August, but it has hard to argue with the results that the former Portsmouth and Middlesbrough midfielder has produced.

Bournemouth looked organised and were prepared to put their bodies on the line, while on another day they could have taken three points as Marcus Tavernier headed wide in the first period before driving wide in the second.

Whether O'Neil will be in charge when Bournemouth host Brentford on 1 October - the next round of Premier League fixtures after the international break - remains to be seen.

"I will be finding out what's happening club-wise next week and will see what the plan is," O'Neil told BBC Sport.

"I have no idea what's happening - I knew I was taking today and I don't know about further, I guess I'll find out tomorrow."

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Player of the match

NetoNeto

with an average of 7.91

Newcastle United

  1. Squad number2Player nameTrippier
    Average rating

    6.55

  2. Squad number22Player namePope
    Average rating

    6.33

  3. Squad number14Player nameIsak
    Average rating

    6.32

  4. Squad number7Player nameJoelinton
    Average rating

    6.24

  5. Squad number39Player nameBruno Guimarães
    Average rating

    6.06

  6. Squad number33Player nameBurn
    Average rating

    5.99

  7. Squad number13Player nameTargett
    Average rating

    5.73

  8. Squad number5Player nameSchär
    Average rating

    5.73

  9. Squad number24Player nameAlmirón
    Average rating

    5.72

  10. Squad number28Player nameWillock
    Average rating

    5.45

  11. Squad number21Player nameFraser
    Average rating

    5.14

  12. Squad number20Player nameWood
    Average rating

    4.57

  13. Squad number36Player nameS Longstaff
    Average rating

    4.54

  14. Squad number23Player nameMurphy
    Average rating

    4.33

AFC Bournemouth

  1. Squad number13Player nameNeto
    Average rating

    7.91

  2. Squad number33Player nameZemura
    Average rating

    7.37

  3. Squad number29Player nameBilling
    Average rating

    7.37

  4. Squad number10Player nameChristie
    Average rating

    7.20

  5. Squad number6Player nameMepham
    Average rating

    7.19

  6. Squad number16Player nameTavernier
    Average rating

    7.14

  7. Squad number25Player nameSenesi
    Average rating

    7.10

  8. Squad number21Player nameMoore
    Average rating

    7.09

  9. Squad number9Player nameSolanke
    Average rating

    7.09

  10. Squad number15Player nameA Smith
    Average rating

    7.08

  11. Squad number8Player nameLerma
    Average rating

    7.06

  12. Squad number4Player nameL Cook
    Average rating

    6.98

  13. Squad number32Player nameAnthony
    Average rating

    6.91

  14. Squad number3Player nameStephens
    Average rating

    6.82

  15. Squad number17Player nameStacey
    Average rating

    6.70

Line-ups

Newcastle

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Pope
  • 2Trippier
  • 5Schär
  • 33BurnBooked at 90mins
  • 13Targett
  • 28Willock
  • 39Bruno GuimarãesSubstituted forS Longstaffat 72'minutes
  • 7JoelintonBooked at 69mins
  • 24AlmirónSubstituted forWoodat 89'minutes
  • 14Isak
  • 21FraserSubstituted forMurphyat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Botman
  • 6Lascelles
  • 11Ritchie
  • 12Lewis
  • 18Karius
  • 19Manquillo
  • 20Wood
  • 23Murphy
  • 36S Longstaff

Bournemouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Neto
  • 15A Smith
  • 6Mepham
  • 25Senesi
  • 33Zemura
  • 4L Cook
  • 8Lerma
  • 16TavernierBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAnthonyat 80'minutes
  • 29BillingSubstituted forStephensat 90+3'minutes
  • 10ChristieBooked at 34minsSubstituted forStaceyat 87'minutes
  • 9SolankeSubstituted forMooreat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Travers
  • 3Stephens
  • 11Marcondes
  • 17Stacey
  • 18Lowe
  • 19Stanislas
  • 20Dembélé
  • 21Moore
  • 32Anthony
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
52,238

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home20
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Bournemouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Bournemouth 1.

  3. Booking

    Dan Burn (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Kieffer Moore replaces Dominic Solanke.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Jack Stephens replaces Philip Billing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Dan Burn.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Newcastle United. Chris Wood replaces Miguel Almirón.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Jack Stacey replaces Ryan Christie.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Newcastle United. Joe Willock tries a through ball, but Kieran Trippier is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Willock (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sean Longstaff.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Bournemouth. Marcos Senesi tries a through ball, but Jaidon Anthony is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jaidon Anthony (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philip Billing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Christie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jordan Zemura.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Jaidon Anthony replaces Marcus Tavernier.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United).

  16. Post update

    Ryan Christie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Philip Billing.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabian Schär.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Dominic Solanke.

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