A depleted Newcastle saw their seven-match unbeaten Premier League run ended at Bournemouth as Dominic Solanke’s second-half double gave the home side a deserved 2-0 win.
Newcastle were without 11 players due to either injuries or suspension and their absentee list grew longer at the Vitality Stadium as Miguel Almiron was forced off with injury in the first half.
Bournemouth took full advantage of Newcastle’s issues to win just their second league game of the season and move out of the relegation zone.
After Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope had made a string of first-half saves, Solanke finally made the breakthrough for the home side in the 60th minute as he fired post Pope at his near post.
Solanke then doubled Bournemouth’s lead 13 minutes later with an inventive close-range finish from a corner that sealed back-to-back wins for the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium for the first time since last season.
Newcastle, meanwhile, drop to seventh and are four points off the top four as Eddie Howe’s side head into a much-needed international break.
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After the international break, Bournemouth travel to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United; kick-off 3pm.
Newcastle are also back in action on Saturday November 25. They host Chelsea at St James’ Park; kick-off 3pm.