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Newcastle United v AFC Bournemouth Live Commentary, 12/20/22

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A. Smith (67 og)
St. James' Park


That's all for today, goodbye!
Newcastle will face find out who they face in the quarter-finals later this week, joining Wolves, Southampton, and Leicester as the first teams through. The defeat means Bournemouth are now winless in normal time in their last seven away matches in the EFL Cup.
Newcastle were the far more dominant side in the first half. The Magpies attempted 11 shots, with four hitting the target, while Bournemouth failed to test Pope with their only shot in the half. Wilson thought he put Newcastle in the lead in the 26th minute but the linesman raised his flag for offside after Willock was in an illegal position. Almiron had a golden chance on the stroke of half-time, but completely miskicked the ball from two yards out. The hosts continued to dominate the second half and eventually took the lead following an own goal from Smith. The defender tried to clear the ball away from Trippier's cross, but ended up looping it over Travers. Bournemouth pushed for a late equaliser but Pope was able to keep a clean sheet and secure a 1-0 win for Howe's side.
90' + 4' CHANCE! The ball finds its way to Stacey on the left side of the box. The defender tries to compose himself before shooting but fluffs his lines and Newcastle win a goal kick.
90' + 3' Newcastle are doing well to run the clock down and frustrate Bournemouth by keeping possession in the attacking half.
90' + 1' Wood fires over the bar after Saint-Maximin puts the ball on a plate for him. The referee spares his blushes after penalising his team-mate for an earlier foul.
90' There will be a minimum of five additional minutes.
89' Bournemouth are committing a lot of bodies forward as they try and get the much-needed equaliser.
88' SAVE! Pope makes a huge save to stop Solanke from close range!
J. Shelvey
Bruno Guimarães
Newcastle United
88' Shelvey replaces Guimaraes for the final few minutes in this game.
J. Lowe
M. Senesi
AFC Bournemouth
85' Lowe replaces Senesi as Bournemouth push hard for an equaliser.
85' SAVE! Travers makes a great reflex save to stop Guimaraes' deflected effort!
83' Guimaraes has had the most touches (95), made the most passes (58), and made the most passes into the final third (37) for Newcastle. The Brazilian is dictating the play for the hosts.
81' Bournemouth cannot find the necessary quality in the final third at the moment to trouble the Newcastle goal. The home side are seeing the game through with ease for now.
79' Moore tries to beat Pope from the edge of the box, but he leans back when shooting and the ball goes into the crowd.
S. Dembélé
J. Anthony
AFC Bournemouth
77' Dembele replaces Anthony as Bournemouth search for an equaliser.
C. Wood
C. Wilson
Newcastle United
76' Wood comes on for Wilson to add more of an aerial presence to the Newcastle attack.
J. Murphy
M. Almirón
Newcastle United
76' Almiron makes way for Murphy, who will now occupy the right-wing position.
74' CHANCE! Stacey has a good chance to score after a poor clearance from Burn, but Pope does well to get low and stop the shot.
73' Newcastle are now far more comfortable out of possession and they are letting the visitors have the ball.
71' Newcastle have reached the EFL Cup quarter-final in just three of the last 15 seasons, doing so in 2014-15, 2016-17, and 2020-21.
K. Trippier
Yellow Card
Newcastle United
69' Trippier goes into the referee's book after a poor challenge from the defender.
A. Smith
Own Goal
AFC Bournemouth
67' GOALLL!!! 1-0 NEWCASTLE! OWN GOAL SMITH! Smith turns the ball into his own net as Newcastle take a deserved lead! Trippier sends a cross toward the back post, where Smith wins the header but only for the ball to loop over Travers. Senesi tries to keep it out but kicks it into the side netting.
65' Bournemouth are doing better to stop Newcastle from getting into the box but they cannot retain possession themselves for a prolonged period of time.
J. Stacey
R. Christie
AFC Bournemouth
64' Stacey replaces Christie as Bournemouth's first change of the game.
63' Senesi is on the ground and it is unclear if he is able to continue for the rest of the game.
61' Anthony is trying to help his team get forward but is not getting much help from the players in the middle at the moment.
59' Saint-Maximin is having an instant impact on this game as the play is all coming down the left side and the Frenchman is not hesitating to take his man on.
A. Saint-Maximin
J. Willock
Newcastle United
57' Saint-Maximin replaces Willock on the left side of the Newcastle attack.
57' CHANCE! Moore has a great chance to score with a diving header from Smith's cross. He tries to find to the bottom right corner but his effort goes just past the post!
55' Newcastle are doing well to win the ball back quickly after losing it. They suffocate the Bournemouth players with speed and in numbers.
53' Trippier whips in a dangerous cross and Schar is disappointed in himself as he cannot guide his header on target.
52' Billing can continue and the referee allows the free-kick to be taken.
52' Billing receives some treatment before the free-kick is taken for a head injury.
51' Wilson wins a free-kick close to the opposition box after Senesi blocks his run toward goal.
49' Newcastle quickly pick up where they left off in the first period and control possession comfortably in the Bournemouth half.
L. Cook
Yellow Card
AFC Bournemouth
47' Cook receives the first booking of the game as he brings down Willock during a counter-attack.
46' Anthony gets the second half underway for Bournemouth!
Newcastle entered the final third twice as many times as Bournemouth did in the first period. Forwards Moore and Solanke are not receiving enough of the ball, with the latter only making three passes so far in the game. The Cherries cannot handle the pressing from the hosts, something which may need to change sooner rather than later for them.
Newcastle were the far more dominant side in the first half. The Magpies attempted 11 shots, with four hitting the target, while Bournemouth failed to test Pope with their only shot in the half. Wilson thought he put Newcastle in the lead in the 26th minute but the linesman raised his flag for offside after Willock was in an illegal position. Almiron had a golden chance on the stroke of half-time, but completely miskicked the ball from two yards out.
45' + 2' Anthony beats two players before finding Zemura with a backheel pass. The defender plays the ball into the feet of Solanke, who dwells on it for too long and loses it.
45' There will be a minimum of three additional minutes.
45' HUGE MISS! Almiron misses from two yards out as his right-footed attempt does not even reach the goal line!
44' Schar plays a brilliant lofted pass down the right wing to Trippier. The right-back searches for Wilson with a looping cross but does not manage to find him.
42' Bournemouth get close to entering the final third but end up playing the ball all the way back to Travers, who then kicks it long and loses possession.
40' CHANCE! Botman flicks the ball on from a free-kick and Schar is stretching to get on the end of it. He cannot get enough power on his shot to trouble Travers.
39' Christie has attempted four tackles in this game, more than any other player on either team (ahead of Senesi - three tackles).
37' Bournemouth are trying to hold a higher line now but they are failing to win the ball back in a good position, therefore slowly retreating toward their own goal.
35' The ball drops kindly for Wilson after Schar wins the initial header from a corner. The striker gets too much power on his shot and it goes wide of the target.
34' Newcastle are pinning Bournemouth in their own half at the moment as they look to break the deadlock before half-time.
32' Play resumes as Mepham is able to continue for Bournemouth.
30' Mepham is down and receiving treatment from the physios.
28' Trippier sends in a powerful cross toward Wilson, who cannot keep his header under the bar. Newcastle are finding some momentum again in this game.
26' OFFSIDE! Wilson puts the ball in the back of the net for Newcastle but the linesman raises his flag for offside!
25' Newcastle look most threatening when Willock and Joelinton combine on the left wing before bringing the ball inside.
23' The atmosphere inside the stadium is starting to relax as the tempo of the match slows down and Bournemouth slowly grow into the game.
21' Botman shows his speed to beat Solanke to the ball after Anthony tries to play his striker in on goal.
19' CLOSE! Schar tries his luck from almost 25 yards out and Travers nervously watches the ball fly past the left post!
17' Bournemouth are struggling to find a forward pass when approaching the final third. Newcastle are doing well when both pressing and sitting a bit deeper.
15' Moore is showing his aerial ability well as he wins a header against Burn at the far post and puts the ball into a dangerous area before Pope collects it.
14' Smith gives the ball away in sloppy fashion but Newcastle fail to capitalise on the mistake as Longstaff rushes his shot and shoots over the bar.
12' Trippier goes for goal from the set-piece and fires his effort over the bar.
11' Joelinton gets past Cook with a good piece of skill but the Bournemouth midfielder brings him down afterwards to give Newcastle a free-kick on the edge of the box.
9' Bournemouth are finding it difficult to get into the opposition half as Newcastle deploy a very high press to start the game.
7' Newcastle are moving the ball around with a lot of confidence and pace. Joelinton cuts onto his right foot before shooting from the edge of the box, but he cannot beat the first man with his attempt.
5' Schar is back on his feet and walks to the sideline as the referee now resumes the match.
3' The referee blows his whistle to stop play as Schar is down with a head injury and receiving treatment.
2' Longstaff does well to get to the ball before his opponent and draw a free-kick in a good position. Trippier takes it short but Bournemouth clear the danger.
1' Longstaff gets the game underway for Newcastle!
The players are coming out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
This is just the second-ever EFL Cup meeting between Newcastle and Bournemouth, with the Cherries winning 2-1 in November 1963 in the other.
Howe brings Guimaraes straight into the starting lineup following the Brazilian’s time at the World Cup while Saint-Maximin starts from the bench as he returns from a small knock. O’Neil makes three changes from Bournemouth’s last league game as Mepham, Anthony, and Christie all start.
SUBS: Daniel Adu Adjei, Siriki Dembele, Ben Greenwood, James Hill, Jamal Lowe, Emiliano Marcondes, Cameron Plain, Dominic Sadi, Jack Stacey.
Bournemouth (4-4-2): Mark Travers; Adam Smith, Chris Mepham, Marcos Senesi, Jordan Zemura; Ryan Christie, Lewis Cook, Philip Billing, Jaidon Anthony; Dominic Solanke, Kieffer Moore.
SUBS: Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Javier Manquillo, Jacob Murphy, Matt Ritchie, Allan Saint-Maximin, Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Targett, Chris Wood.
Newcastle (4-3-3): Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Dan Burn; Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Joe Willock; Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Joelinton.
Bournemouth knocked Norwich out on penalties in the second round before a big 4-1 victory over Everton in the third. The Cherries also beat Everton in their most recent fixture in all competitions, winning 3-0 at home. Gary O'Neil has been confirmed as the permanent manager for Bournemouth following a successful spell as interim manager.
Newcastle secured a 2-1 away to Tranmere in the second round before beating Crystal Palace 3-2 on penalties after it finished goalless in 90 minutes. Eddie Howe's side are unbeaten in all competitions since a late loss to Liverpool at the end of August. During the World Cup break, the Magpies beat Al-Hilal 5-0 and Rayo Vallecano 2-1.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the EFL Cup fixture between Newcastle United and Bournemouth.