Bournemouth 2-0 Newcastle: What Howe said

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe speaking to BBC MOTD: "It was just a game too far and we couldn't respond. Bournemouth played well but we were well below par.

"It was a tough afternoon. We weren't ourselves in possession or out of possession. If you can't do that at this level, it will be a difficult day. When we are under fatigue and stretched, we usually respond better. We need to dust ourselves down and come back in strong.

"Miguel Almiron's looks like a hamstring problem. It's unclear how Fabian Schar and Sean Longstaff are feeling.

"Nick Pope made some great saves for us and he needed to as we were leaking chances. Jamaal Lascelles did great in the air too but I don't think there were too many bright sparks. We were well off it.

"We have a whole host of players and we need them back as soon as we can. We have a busy December as well so it's not a good mix but something we have to get used to."