Newcastle 2 - Bournemouth 2: Gosling salvages point for Cherries in relegation battle

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The Premier League is back for Match Day 28 of the 2017-18 season, which will feature a highly intriguing mid-table clash.

But, after Jonjo Shelvey missed an open goal to make it 3-0, goals in the final 10 minutes from Adam Smith and former Newcastle player Dan Gosling denied them victory at the Vitality Stadium. We miss a chance, we concede a goal and then we lost the control we had for 70 minutes.

"We have to be satisfied with the point we have".

And parity was restored in the 89th minute as former Newcastle midfielder Gosling turned home from Nathan Ake's ball into the box.

He blazed over and moments later Smith halved the deficit before Gosling salvaged a point for the hosts a minute from time.

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Now Lampard has pointed the finger at Shelvey for the Magpies letting their lead slip, and highlighted that his concentration and composure as a game wears on is a reason that manager Rafael Benitez has axed him from the starting XI at times. "It's something that can happen".

Bournemouth have now picked up 13 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season - a joint-high along with Everton. He never really played to his potential with the Foxes, but given a regular run in the Magpies' side, I believe a man with his aerial ability and strength can make it at this level. I'm not saying that Bournemouth aren't playing well or aren't a good side, but just that [2.2] seems short, especially against a Newcastle team that's quite tough to beat.

"And you really do need everyone to be focused, try and not sulk, not feel sorry for yourself before the game's ended and credit to the players for doing that".

And while Benitez may be tempted to tinker with the XI that inspired United to such an important and uplifting win a fortnight ago, there are cases for certain players to retain their places this weekend based on their performance against the expensively assembled Red Devils.