2 Points Lost Yesterday But Dwight Gayle Can Help With More Goals

It was a really disappointing finish to the game at Dean Court yesterday when Newcastle had been 2-0 up at halftime.

There were two opportunist goals from the impressive Dwight Gayle, and therefore he scored half of the top goalscorers at Newcastle – Perez and Joselu both have 4 goals for the season.

But then Bournemouth scored two in the last two minutes with former Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling scoring the equalizer after 89 minutes.

It could have been even worse for Newcastle when the Cherries pressed for the winner in 5 minutes of added time.

Dwight Gayle – scores second goal just before halftime

With new arrival Islam Slimani being injured he could be a big loss if he’s out much more than say three weeks – because we still are missing far too many chances.

The positive thing was that Dwight Gayle is back to his goalscoring ways and he’s in very good form.

According to manager Benitez, he is also been upbeat over the last month or so.

Dwight could again score some crucial goals for us in the last 10 games – but yesterday’s brace should have brought Newcastle another 3 points.

Rafa will be concerned the team collapsed in those final 10 minutes after we had held out so brilliantly against Manchester United late in that game.

Yesterday was definitely 2 points lost and Newcastle missed chances that should have put the game to bed.

The biggest miss of all being from an otherwise impressive Jonjo Shelvey when he couldn’t hit the target when presented with an open goal from 8 yards out.


Next up is a trip to Liverpool next Saturday and we will do well to get anything out of that game after Liverpool beast West Ham 4-1 yesterday at Anfield.

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5 comments so far

  • AncientC

    Feb 25, 2018 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Dubravka MOTM for me.

  • lesh

    Feb 25, 2018 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #2

    What was noticeable about Brighton’s approach and ours was that Hughton knew he needed the points as well a goals to reduce his goals difference. Even at 2-0, he continued to go for the goals, scored four and got the three points.

    Rafa may have been stuck for sub options when he had to take Gayle off but surely he could have brought Merino on and continued to attack Bournemouth for the last 20 minutes? If the ball’s in the opposition’s half, they’re not going to score.

  • JohnJ

    Feb 25, 2018 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #3

    I had this down for a draw before the game but I now feel disappointed with only one point!

  • lesh

    Feb 25, 2018 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #4


    It’s likely I’ve missed something and it’s got most to do with me, but in fairness to Ancient and his post on the previous thread, you might look at Jib’s post @371 and note that he referred to the ‘fascist’ Ben Bradley thus adding fuel to the fire.

    Yes, good old Jiblets, the very same Jib who posted the original Corbyn/ espionage link which sparked off the so called political arguments. Yes he lit the blue touchpaper, stood well away and doubtless felt pleased with himself.

  • lesh

    Feb 25, 2018 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Bettys, a correction

    ‘It’s likely I’ve missed something and it’s got NOWT to do with me…..


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