Breaing from Newcastle : Dramatic Ritchie equaliser earns Magpies a point

Just as it appeared that the visitors would win all three points, Ritchie scored in stoppage time, negating Antoine Semenyo’s incredible strike. Ritchie had only been on the field for a few seconds.

The Cherries had taken the lead thanks to a goal from Dominic Solanke, his 16th of the season and his third against Eddie Howe’s team. However, Anthony Gordon leveled the score with a controversial penalty kick in front of 52,224 spectators, including sporting director Dan Ashworth, whose pursuit by Manchester United made headlines this week.

Gordon charged down his attempted clearance, and the ball ricocheted across his goal and wide of the far post, giving Bournemouth goalkeeper Neto a fortunate break. His team could have taken the lead twice.

Five minutes before halftime, Fabian Schar warmed Neto’s hands with a long-range shot, and Miguel Almiron whistled a curling left-foot shot just wide, but there was to be no breakthrough before the halftime whistle.

After racing on to Longstaff’s pass and dodging defender Illya Zabarnyi, Almiron fired a shot just over the bar in the 49th minute during a scrappy start to the second half. However, it was the visitors who took the lead in the 51st minute thanks to a gift from Dubravka.

After deflecting a back pass from Sven Botman, the keeper slipped, giving Solanke a tap-in.

The lead held by Bournemouth lasted just seven minutes as the Magpies controversially leveled the score.

Michael Salisbury, the referee, who up until then

With both teams vying for victory, Marcos Senesi attempted to cut out Bruno Guimaraes’ cross with his own goal narrowly missed, and Kluivert wasted away after Solanke had troubled himself.

With twenty-one minutes remaining, Semenyo regained possession in space down the right, drawing full-back Dan Burn, and hammering a low shot past the defense of Dubravka to give the visitors the lead again.

In the second of ten minutes of added time, Ritchie equalized for his former club by stabbing home from close range after Cook had blocked his header from Guimaraes’ cross. Dubravka had to be at his best to stop Cook’s deflected shot.

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