Eddie Howe says Bournemouth's win over Newcastle can lift club's season

  • Eddie Howe says Bournemouth's win over Newcastle can lift club's season

Eddie Howe says Bournemouth's win over Newcastle can lift club's season

November 4, 2017 Bournemouth's Steve Cook celebrates after the match.

A Jeff Hendrick goal was all that separated the two sides at Turf Moor, as Newcastle continued their disappointing away form which has seen them pick up just one win on their travels all season.

Bournemouth also hit the woodwork through Marc Pugh before Cook met a late corner to power the visitors to victory.

"We should have sealed the game earlier, we haven't been clinical enough all season but we got the points we deserved in the end".

It had been a good start to life back in the Premier League for the Magpies as they headed into this clash inside the top-ten in the Premier League, but with fixtures against Manchester United and Chelsea coming up they realisedHowe's side would be a great chance to get some points on the board and that showed in their relentlessness inside the opening 20 minutes.

"It's never nice being in the bottom three but this sets us up nicely, being out of the bottom three before the break".

The Cherries will have to do without the services of Benik Afobe and Junior Stanislas for the trip to Newcastle, as they have been ruled out with respective thigh and groin injuries, although Callum Wilson could earn his first league start since January, as he steps up his recovery from a serious knee issue. We had enough to win the game before that moment, but we'll take any win, regardless of how it comes. "He was strong, he pressed, he ran, he looked a goal threat and if he plays like that he'll get the goal total he got last season".

"Once you lose, it doesn't matter if it's tough or not".

"I have told the players something they already know - we have to have perspective", the Toon boss said. We have to keep going, we are Newcastle United, a good team that has been promoted.

"I was really disappointed with Newcastle on Monday night (losing 1-0 at Burnley)." said Merson speaking on Sky Sports.