Steve Cook’s late winner stuns Newcastle to give Bournemouth a lift

The soundtrack of boos which greeted the final whistle signalled a significant opportunity missed on Newcastle United’s part and a big chance seized by Bournemouth.

In many ways Steve Cook’s 90th minute winner for Eddie Howe’s struggling side represented a mutual return to old habits. While Rafa Benítez’s initially convincing players ultimately invited memories of countless bad old days when they were noted for losing concentration at set pieces, Bournemouth reminded everyone of why, until this season’s disappointments, they were ranked among the Premier League’s most admired over-achievers.

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