Newcastle United picked up their 11th draw of the season of their Premier League conflict with Bournemouth on the Vitality Stadium tonight, and there’s no doubt that Eddie Howe shall be pissed off regardless of being unbeaten of their final 17 top-flight outings.
The Magpies had the chance to go 4 factors away from fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur this night, however the 1-1 draw signifies that they solely widen the hole by yet another, tallying 4 extra attracts than another workforce within the high flight to date this season.
Regardless of having 67% possession, extra photographs on purpose (15 v 11) and way more passes accomplished (462 v 180), Newcastle misplaced possession of the ball 171 instances to the hosts’ 145, gained fewer tackles (15 v 21) and duels (53 v 64) and accomplished fewer clearances (13 v 29), which means that their defensive efficiency was surprisingly beneath par.
The guests conceded on the half-hour mark when Marcos Senesi discovered the online to provide Bournemouth the lead, and the troubles saved coming when Joe Willock went off injured within the thirty sixth minute, Anthony Gordon changing the previous Arsenal midfielder.
The storm clouds lastly cleared for Howe’s facet when Miguel Almiron produced a improbable end to ship the equaliser simply earlier than the half-time whistle was blown, providing the journey help hope for the second 45 minutes.
Within the second half, Newcastle gamers continued to drop like flies when Almiron left the pitch after hurting his arm within the 81st minute, with Allan Saint-Maximin shortly following him when he hobbled off simply three minutes later.
Certainly, Howe could have a lot of issues not solely with the accidents plaguing the workforce forward of the Carabao Cup closing on the finish of the month, but in addition with the defensive efficiency placed on on the Vitality Stadium, and Dan Burn was effectively beneath his finest towards Bournemouth.
How did Burn play towards Bournemouth?
Throughout his 90-minute efficiency, the 30-year-old – whose show was dubbed “sloppy” by journalist Ahmed Shooble – was a whole legal responsibility, shedding possession of the ball 14 instances, making an error which led to a shot on purpose and was dribbled previous as soon as.
Burn additionally misplaced 100% of his floor duels and made no interceptions or tackles all night, proving that he wasn’t the dominating presence that Newcastle wanted so as to take all three factors from their go to to the south coast.
The Chronicle‘s chief Newcastle United author Lee Ryder gave the transformed left-back a ranking of simply six out of ten, citing the participant’s ‘late scare’ when Kieran Trippier needed to clear the ball off the road following Burn’s mistake.
The Tyneside membership have a lot of troublesome challenges forward of them, with Liverpool up subsequent within the Premier League – the only team to have taken all three factors from Newcastle of their in any other case unbeaten top-flight marketing campaign – after which Manchester United within the Carabao Cup closing, so there is no such thing as a doubt that Howe shall be hoping the harm issues from at present shall be shortly resolved earlier than subsequent weekend.