Sun 18 Feb 2024, 12:59 · Ash Harrison

'Not enough': Bruno Guimaraes gives an honest assessment of yesterday's performance

'Not enough': Bruno Guimaraes gives an honest assessment of yesterday's performance
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Newcastle United fans are looking at yesterday's 2-2 draw with Bournemouth as two points dropped despite twice falling behind.

The Cherries had the better of the chances and were it not for a couple of brilliant saves from Martin Dubravka in the first half, the visitors could have been out of sight by half time.

It was Bournemouth who took the lead early in the second half but it wasn't long before Newcastle were back on level terms thanks to a penalty award from VAR based on a weird technicality. We won't argue, though. The visitors took the lead again before former Bournemouth man Matt Ritchie came off the bench to tie things up in stoppage time.

The scoreline would have been much different if Newcastle had a striker

The Magpies had the lion's share of possession and were by far the biggest attacking threat but without causing Bournemouth too many problems, whereas when Bournemouth did attack the Newcastle goal, they looked extremely dangerous.

One man who did his best to get the win for Newcastle was Bruno Guimaraes who was in fine form again after his two-goal display against Nottingham Forest last week.

Some of the through balls Bruno played, one for Jacob Murphy that was dinked over the top of the defence in particular, really demanded from the boys up front. As we said yesterday, we can't help but feel that had we had a striker on the pitch the result would have been very different.

Bruno Guimaraes wasn't happy with the level of reaction yesterday

Bruno took to social media to thank the fans and give his thoughts on the game.

"Thank you for your support! We show reaction but not enough to have the 3 points! Let's go to the next one"

Arsenal are up next and if we're struggling to pick up wins against opposition in the bottom half of the table, we've got every right to be worried about next week.