Rondon Gets Brilliant Brace In 2-1 Win – Shows Why Rafa Wanted Him


Just as Rafa had hinted once we got our first win last week, he was hoping we could start racking up some more wins.

And after beating 7th placed Watford last week 1-0 we beat the 6th placed Bournemouth side at home this afternoon 2-1.

One disappointment was the crowd was just over 49,000.

There was a minute’s silence before the game to commemorate Remembrance Sunday tomorrow.

And there was a beautiful display of poppies at the Gallowgate end – stunning.

Both goals came from new striker Salomon Rondon who has now scored 3 goals in all competitions this season.

And Newcastle moved up to 14th in the table – a rise of three places.

It was Salomon Rondon who showed why Rafa wanted him at Newcastle and he scored two first-half goals after 7 and 40 minutes before Lerma scored one for Bournemouth deep into stoppage time in the first half.

As we had hoped after last week’s win the same team that finished the game started this one.

Newcastle went ahead after only seven minutes when DeAndre Yedlin brilliantly got behind the Bournemouth defense and set it up for Rondon who got the ball into the net at his second attempt.

Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka then did well to save a Ryan Fraser free-kick, and there was then some lengthy treatment for Adam Smith, who was replaced by Charlie Daniels.

Then on 40 minutes, it was Rondon again with a powerful header to make it 2-0 for Newcastle – the first time we have been two goals up at home this season.

Ki had another good performance, and late in the first half he played a long cross ball to Kenedy and from the left-wing cross from the Brazilian, Rondon headed home nicely.

It was a full six minutes into stoppage time when Jefferson Lerma headed home a cross from Fraser.

That’s the first goal we have conceded in three games.

Benitez introduced Isaac Hayden and Ciaran Clark in the second half as Bournemouth went all out for the equalizer.

Newcastle defended desperately in the final 20 minutes.

Christian Atsu came on, and Benitez even switched to a five-man defense to hold onto the lead and a second successive 3 points.

And would you believe it but Rondon was through on goal right at the end but the ball was deflected for a corner – he could have had a hat-trick.

Looks like Rafa knows how to get the best out of the Venezuelan now he is finally available.

We have aslo gained 6 points on the Cherries over the last two games and have won both our games and Bournemouth have lost both of theirs.

It was another great performance from the lads and another 3 points just before the International.

Who could ask for more?

Newcastle: Dubravka; Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Dummett; Ki, Diame (Atsu, 80); Ritchie (Hayden, 74), Perez, Kenedy (Clark, 78); Rondon.
Subs not used: Darlow, Murphy, Manquillo, Joselu.

Bournemouth: Begovic, Francis, Cook, Ake, Lerma (Gosling, 46), Ibe (Defoe, 81), Wilson, Smith (Daniels, 30), Cook, Brooks, Fraser.
Subs not used: Boruc, Surman, Pugh, Mousset.

Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

Attendance: 49,266

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7 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Nov 10, 2018 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Manx

    He’d be better playing higher up the pitch, the issue is he drops to deep and that then limits options for passing to midfield.

    You just have to look at the cohesion in the 1 and a half games he’s missed, we’ve looked a better team as we’ve played as a team and passed from the back, into midfield and that’s helped us move up the pitch together as a unit rather than isolated

    1
  • Our Toon

    Nov 10, 2018 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Sissoko is looking better all round at spurs now, he’s managed to force his way back into the team and looks surprisingly good. Let’s hope he can help spurs beat palace

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  • manxpie

    Nov 10, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #3

    manxpie

    Nov 10, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #32

    He plays all over its just sometimes he comes deep to get the ball and people dwell on it especially if we aint winning he plays alot of first time passes aswell but supposedly he slows the whole team down hes an all rounder if ever ive seen one lol
    People are still forgetting all the top teams we’ve played this season so far and how defensive we have obviously been set up

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 10, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Manx

    I get that but still think he’d have more of an impact as a no10, especially with the set up as it is now

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  • Pottsclock

    Nov 10, 2018 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m not sure who Scharf is in Ed’s poll. Have we signed a new player? Anyway, someone voted for him as our best player

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  • manxpie

    Nov 10, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #6

    I disagree I’d like to see ki there tbh lol his movement and shelveys passing would work better for me, aslong as they are both on the pitch we both should be happy anyways

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  • kimbo

    Nov 10, 2018 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Rondon 10/10 what a display, and Rafa 10/10 for his substitutions.
    Crowd 10/10.

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