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.