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Back in Tyne: Five memorable battles with Bournemouth

Written by Luke Vinton

Ahead of Newcastle United's Premier League trip to Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm GMT), we take a look at some of the Magpies' most memorable clashes against the Cherries...

One shot, one winning goal! (2015)

Ayoze Pérez grabbed the match winner for United with the Magpies' only attempt on target in a 1-0 win at the Vitality Stadium, after Bournemouth recorded 20 shots on target in comparison to Newcastle's two.

After the Spaniard's first-half opener, Rob Elliot was in excellent goalkeeping form after facing a bombardment of efforts, including Matt Ricthie's diving header for the Cherries.

United's defence held on for an important three points away from Tyneside as Elliot picked up back-to-back clean sheets in a memorable match for the Greenwich-born shot stopper.

Last minute drama for United (2018)

Last year's meeting on the South Coast served up a dramatic finale, with Newcastle squandering a two-goal lead as Bournemouth salvaged a 2-2 draw.

A first-half double from Dwight Gayle, who broke the deadlock with a neat backheel, looked to have given United breathing space but, after gilt-edged chances were missed to wrap up the victory, Adam Smith halved the deficit in the late stages before former Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling netted in the final minute.

Despite dropping two points, Rafa Benítez's men recorded four wins out of their next five matches, going on to finish in a respectable tenth place on their return to the top-flight.

Rondón's deadly double (2018)

After five successive defeats at St. James' Park earlier this term, United followed up their first Premier League win of the season over Watford with an important 2-1 victory against Bournemouth to move out of the relegation zone.

Salomón Rondón netted his first goal at St. James' Park in the opening ten minutes before grabbing his brace in terrific fashion, charging onto the end of Kenedy's pinpoint cross before powerfully heading home in front of the Leazes End.

United were unable to produce their third clean sheet in a row as Jefferson Lerma pulled one back for Eddie Howe's side but, unlike their trip to Dorset last term, held on for all three points - although they were did breathe a sigh of relief as Dan Gosling's late effort was ruled out for offside.

Supermac up for the cup (1973)

Two goals in two minutes sealed Newcastle's comfortable passage to the FA Cup fourth round in a first encounter on Tyneside between the two sides, who have only met 11 times in their history.

Prolific forward Malcolm Macdonald opened the scoring at St. James' Park before an own goal from Michael Cave quickly extended the Magpies' advantage against the third-tier side.

The cup dream was ended by Luton Town in round four although the Magpies went all the way to Wembley the following year, losing to Liverpool in the final.

Mighty Quinn seals win (1990)

United ran out 3-0 winners against Bournemouth in the old second division in front of 15,119 nearly 30 years ago.

John Anderson opened the scoring for the Magpies after a goalless first half before Mick Quinn netted twice on his way to grabbing 32 league goals that season.

A strong end to the campaign saw Newcastle qualify for the play-offs, but they lost out to Sunderland at the semi-final stage.

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Pérez pounces to earn United victory against Cherries

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