Catch the complete replay and highlights of the AFC Bournemouth vs Newcastle United match. The game kicks off at 17:30 (GMT) on 11th November 2023 and will be officiated by referee C. Kavanagh. The match takes place at Vitality Stadium and is part of the England – Premier League, Week 12, Season 2023/2024.
AFC Bournemouth vs Newcastle United Full Match Reports
Bournemouth showcased their dominance with an impressive display against Newcastle United, ultimately claiming a well-deserved 2-0 victory. The win brought an end to the Magpies’ previously unbeaten run of five consecutive Premier League visits to the Vitality Stadium.
Right from the start, Bournemouth burst into action, testing Nick Pope’s goal through Ryan Christie and Antoine Semenyo within the opening minutes. Despite a warning shot from Sean Longstaff, Bournemouth continued to push forward, and only a brilliant intervention from Jamaal Lascelles prevented Dominic Solanke from finding the back of the net after a clever assist by Semenyo.
As the game approached the half-hour mark, concerns began to grow for Eddie Howe’s side. Pope was repeatedly called into action, making impressive saves from Justin Kluivert and Christie. Injuring Miguel Almirón added to the worries for Newcastle. On the other hand, Andoni Iraola’s side must have been left wondering how they hadn’t taken the lead. Semenyo squandered a golden opportunity, sliding the ball wide, and his touch failed him when played through on goal again. The pattern continued in the second half when Solanke intercepted a sloppy passback from Kieran Trippier but failed to capitalize, hitting the ball out of play as he attempted to round Pope.
Bournemouth’s first real scare came shortly before the hour mark when Trippier’s free-kick delivery caused a moment of uncertainty, but their defense held strong, with Solanke’s attempted clearance hitting Joe Willock but ultimately staying out of the net. This proved to be the catalyst for Bournemouth, as Solanke capitalized on Willock’s tackle on Semenyo, pouncing on the loose ball to give his team the lead.
Newcastle tried to find an equalizer, with Anthony Gordon attempting a speculative effort that was comfortably saved by Neto. The introduction of 18-year-old Ben Parkinson for his club debut was a sign of their determination. However, Solanke, who had never scored against Newcastle in his first seven matches, instinctively doubled his tally, reacting swiftly to Luis Sinisterra’s header hitting the post.
With this victory, Bournemouth secured consecutive home wins, a feat they had not achieved in the league this season. For Newcastle, it was a disappointing night as they not only surrendered their unbeaten streak but also suffered back-to-back defeats.
Dominic Solanke’s exceptional performance earned him the deserving Man of the Match accolade for his influential contributions to Bournemouth’s success.