Newcastle United were toothless in attack against Bournemouth, coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Eddie Howe’s former side.
It was a game that Newcastle were expected to win, but in the end all they could do was salvage a point. The Magpies were limp offensively and failed to capitalise on their dominance.
There were multiple disappointing performances in black and white, and here are our Newcastle player ratings vs Bournemouth
Nick Pope 7/10
A very quiet afternoon for the Newcastle goalkeeper who made a couple of tidy saves.
Kieran Trippier 7/10
Newcastle’s best attacking outlet. The penalty decision came from his run in behind, and his delivery from out wide should have led to more opportunities.
Fabian Schar 6/10
While he did play the pass that set Trippier away to win the spot kick, he was often erratic with his decision making. Schar is usually pinpoint with his passing, but gave the ball away far too often against Bournemouth.
Dan Burn 6/10
Selected over Sven Botman and was fairly decent at the heart of defence.
Matt Targett 6/10
For someone who is usually very consistent, this was a disappointing outing for Matt Targett. Didn’t use the ball well at all down the left.
Joe Willock 5/10
Provided a few lung-busting runs but was often ponderous in possession. Simply slowed the game down too much in and around the Bournemouth box.
Bruno Guimaraes 7/10
A surprise inclusion in the starting XI, and it was abundantly clear that he was not fully fit. Had a tough battle up against Philip Billing, but still enjoyed some strong moments and was Newcastle’s best midfielder.
Joelinton came closest to scoring in the first half for Newcastle, denied by the woodwork and then the Cherries goalkeeper Neto.
Miguel Almiron 5/10
Lack of end product was clear for all to see once again. Failed to link up with Trippier like he has in the past and was replaced late on.
Ryan Fraser 4/10
Heckled by Bournemouth fans every time he touched the ball, Ryan Fraser struggled to have any kind of impact on the game. His woes highlight how desperately we need Allan Saint-Maximin back.
Alexander Isak 6/10
Got his first goal at St James’ Park from the spot, but that was about as good as it got for Alexander Isak. He was an isolated figure against Bournemouth, and Howe needs to find a way of getting him in the game more.
Jacob Murphy 5/10, Sean Longstaff 6/10, Chris Wood N/A