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English Premier League
  • DeAndre Yedlin (42')
  • Ciaran Clark (52')
  • Harry Wilson (14')

Newcastle's DeAndre Yedlin, Ciaran Clark strike in comeback win over Bournemouth

Goals from DeAndre Yedlin and Ciaran Clark helped Newcastle United recover from a goal down to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at St James's Park on Saturday and secure back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time this season.

Bournemouth went ahead in the 14th minute with a brilliantly worked corner as Harry Wilson made a looping run from the back post before hammering an unstoppable shot low to the goalkeeper's right.

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Newcastle lost their captain and defensive lynchpin Jamaal Lascelles to injury shortly afterwards, but the home side began to create decent chances as they battled their way back into the game.

Still yet to score for Newcastle, winger Allan Saint-Maximin hit the crossbar before his side leveled when his next shot was deflected into the path of Yedlin, who came steaming in at the far post to head home just before the break, but though the crowd went wild, his celebrations were muted.

"I was a bit nervous when they were checking VAR," he said. "It is hard to celebrate and then if you get caught offside you look a bit stupid, but thankfully in the end it was given as a goal."

Better known for his heading prowess, Irish international Clark let his feet do the talking seven minutes into the second half as he scuffed the ball home for his second goal in two games to put his side ahead.

Newcastle weathered a late storm to hang on for a win that lifts them to 11th place in the table on 15 points after 12 games, while Bournemouth are a point ahead of them in 12th position.

"We had the initiative of the game, but gave it away. I felt we should have kept the ball better and we need to learn from it," Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 12 +18 34
2 Leicester City 12 +21 26
3 Chelsea 12 +10 26
4 Manchester City 12 +22 25
5 Sheffield United 12 +4 17
6 Arsenal 12 -1 17
7 Manchester United 12 +4 16
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 +1 16
9 AFC Bournemouth 12 0 16
10 Burnley 12 -1 15
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 12 -2 15
12 Crystal Palace 12 -6 15
13 Newcastle United 12 -7 15
14 Tottenham Hotspur 12 +1 14
15 Everton 12 -5 14
16 West Ham United 12 -6 13
17 Aston Villa 12 -3 11
18 Watford 12 -15 8
19 Southampton 12 -18 8
20 Norwich City 12 -17 7