Newcastle 2-1 Bournemouth: Rondon brace seals important win for Benitez’s side

Game is over and the final score is Newcastle 21 Bournemouth. Here is the match report.

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Match Report

Salomon Rondon struck his first league goals for Newcastle to help the Magpies overcome high-flying Bournemouth 2-1 at St James’ Park.

The Venezuelan, a summer signing from West Brom, bagged the opener after just seven minutes following neat work from DeAndre Yedlin on the right flank, before doubling the hosts’ lead with a powerful header.

Jefferson Lerma pulled a goal back just before half-time, but Newcastle held on despite an edgy second period to claim a vital win and drag themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone.

7’GOAL! Newcastle 1-0 Bournemouth (Rondón)

Goal!  Newcastle United 1, Bournemouth 0. Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

40’GOAL! Newcastle 2-0 Bournemouth (Rondón)

Goal!  Newcastle United 2, Bournemouth 0. Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kenedy with a cross.

51’GOAL! Newcastle 2-1 Bournemouth (Lerma)

Goal!  Newcastle United 2, Bournemouth 1. Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross following a corner.

Line-ups

Newcastle XI: Ki Sung-Yeung, Martin Dubravka, Diamé, S.Rondón, F. Fernández, Ritchie, F. Schär, Dummett, A.Pérez, Yedlin, Kenedy

Subs: Joselu, Clark, K. Darlow, Atsu, Hayden, Manquillo, J.Murphy

Bournemouth XI: Asmir Begovic, Francis, Smith, Wilson, S.Cook, Fraser, Aké, Ibe, J. Lerma, L.Cook, David Brooks

Subs: A. Boruc, Defoe, Surman, Gosling, Pugh, Daniels, Mousset

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