Eddie Howe: 'Bournemouth were poor for 70 minutes'

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Newcastle threw away a two-goal lead in the last ten minutes at Dean Court yesterday, and Shelvey did not cover himself in glory.

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

Adam Smith took full advantage when he smashed home an 80th-minute drive and former Magpie Dan Gosling snatched a point at the death when he turned home Nathan Ake's cross.

Rafael Benitez's side travelled to the Vitality Stadium after a shock 1-0 victory over Manchester United last time out, and looked like making it back-to-back Premier League wins after Dwight Gayle twice pounced on poor goalkeeping from Asmir Begovic. "Rafa Benitez will be livid and that's why sometimes he doesn't play him, because he's the best passer in their team, but moments like that can cost you a game".

"I always believe that we're good enough and that no matter what the situation is, it's possible".

Cherries boss Eddie Howe said: "I think my heart this season is being tested, despite my age".

"After that, we lost control". 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.

"They played on the counter-attack and played behind us, and then the second goal changed things again and made for a hard atmosphere at half time".

Newcastle are three points behind Bournemouth in 13th spot.

"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". When you have played so well against one of the top sides, you are expected to do well again, so we have to make sure we perform. Two weeks after his players showed faultless concentration in their defeat of Manchester United, for 79 minutes they were repeating the feat on the freezing South Coast.