Christian Atsu features in Newcastle’s pulsating draw with Bournemouth

Published on: 17 March 2019

Ghana international Christian Atsu was in action for Newcastle United as they secured a dramatic draw with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday in the English Premier League.

Atsu, 27 replaced Spain international Ayoze Perez in the 72nd minute with the scores at 1-2.

Salomon Rondon opened the scoring with a superb free-kick on the stroke of half-time for Newcastle after an impressive start to the game.

However, Joshua King’s brace turned the game in Bournemouth's favour after the recess, sending Martin Dubravka the wrong way from the penalty spot before finishing coolly into the far corner from Dominic Solanke's pass.

Matt Ritchie's thunderous volley from DeAndre Yedlin's cross in stoppage time rescued a point for the Magpies.

The draw lifts Bournemouth above Everton into 11th place, while Newcastle remain 13th of the league table after 31 round of matches.

The pacy winger has made 22 appearances for Newcastle United so far this season.

 

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