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Newcastle 0-1 Bournemouth: Steve Cook wins the game late

Newcastle beaten by Bournemouth as they missed chance to rise up to sixth in the Premier League Dwig..

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  • Newcastle beaten by Bournemouth as they missed chance to rise up to sixth in the Premier League
  • Dwight Gayle slotted home in the first half however it was ruled out for a marginal offside decision
  • Callum Wilson missed great opening at start of second half, curling into the side netting for the visitors
  • Bournemouth travelled up to the north east from the south coast as the second bottom side in the league
  • They almost won the three points late on when Marc Pugh hit the post then had a shot cleared off the line
  • The pressure finally paid off when defender Steve Cook slammed in the winner in injury time

By Craig Hope for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 12:52 EDT, 4 November 2017 | Updated: 14:15 EDT, 4 November 2017

Rafa Benitez chose the eve of this game to refute claims that his Newcastle side are boring. The response was a fourth 1-0 defeat of the season as Bournemouth’s Steve Cook stole a stoppage-time victory.

It was a deserved win for the visitors on the evidence of their second-half ambition, sensing that the hosts were a spent force and duly pressing for maximum points.

Indeed, Benitez’s team did not register an effort on target in the second half and would have been fortunate to escape with a point, as had looked likely when the contest entered injury-time – but it was defender Cook who intervened to meet Andrew Surman’s corner in the 92nd minute as he headed his first goal in 11 months.

Bournemouth gave their hardy travelling support reason to cheer with a late winner in the north east against Newcastle

Bournemouth gave their hardy travelling support reason to cheer with a late winner in the north east against Newcastle

Steve Cook powered in a header from a corner in the 92nd minute to earn all three points for the visiting sideSteve Cook powered in a header from a corner in the 92nd minute to earn all three points for the visiting side

Steve Cook powered in a header from a corner in the 92nd minute to earn all three points for the visiting side

Bournemouth had piled on the pressure in the late stages and the powerful headed winner from Cook was deservedBournemouth had piled on the pressure in the late stages and the powerful headed winner from Cook was deserved

Bournemouth had piled on the pressure in the late stages and the powerful headed winner from Cook was deserved

MATCH FACTS, LEAGUE TABLE AND MATCH ZONE

Newcastle (4-4-2): Elliot 7; Yedlin 6, Lejeune 7, Lascelles 6 (Clark 55, 6), Manquillo 5.5; Ritchie 6.5, Hayden 6, Shelvey 6, Atsu 6.5 (Murphy 82); Gayle 6, Joselu 5 (Perez 68, 5)

Unused subs: Darlow, Gamez, Diame, Mitrovic

Bookings: Lejeune 64, Shelvey 84

Bournemouth (4-4-2): Begovic 7; Francis 6, Ake 7, Cook 7.5, Daniels 6; Ibe 5 (Defoe 76, 5), Arter 6, Surman 6, Pugh 6; King 5.5, Wilson 5.5 (Smith 75, 5)

Unused subs: Boruc, Gosling, L. Cook, Fraser, Mousset

Goal: S. Cook 90+2

Bookings: Surman 20, Francis 77

MOM: Steve Cook

Ref: P Tierney 6

Att: 52, 237

Season at glance

  • Premier League
  • Premier League
  • Championship
  • League One
  • League Two
  • Scottish Premiership
  • Scottish Div 1
  • Scottish Div 2
  • Scottish Div 3
  • Ligue 1
  • Serie A
  • La Liga
  • Bundesliga

Steve Cook won the game in the second minute of stoppage time when he rose to power in a Bournemouth corner. For more stats and facts, visit our exclusive MATCH ZONE service by clicking here.

It had been put to Benitez on Friday that his team is uneasy on the eye and, while he rejected that accusation, he did start with two in attack for the first time this season. It was a tactic which worked, at least in terms of offensive intent.

It has been a frustration of home supporters this season that their side are too conservative, even if results have justified the means, but here was all-out attack from the off. The problem was they failed to convert their dominance into goals.

Matt Ritchie was involved in everything good about the Magpies during an energised opening in which his low blast was tipped wide by Asmir Begovic. He then provided the cross from which Dwight Gayle flashed a header on goal, only for the ball to hit Cook inside the six-yard area. Gayle – the man restored to the line-up to partner Joselu up top – appealed for a penalty. The effort, though, had crashed into the upper chest of the centre-back.

Christian Atsu, like fellow wideman Ritchie, saw a lot of the ball early on and he twice went close, first seeing a rising drive flipped over by Begovic before a measured curler was deflected wide off the impassable Cook. Those strikes came either side of Gayle's close-range poke which was disallowed for offside, although it looked a very tight call.

Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle had the ball in the net in the first half, however the goal was disallowed for an offside callNewcastle striker Dwight Gayle had the ball in the net in the first half, however the goal was disallowed for an offside call

Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle had the ball in the net in the first half, however the goal was disallowed for an offside call

Gayle reacts after being denied a goal by the assistant referee's flag on a rare league start for the Magpies this seasonGayle reacts after being denied a goal by the assistant referee's flag on a rare league start for the Magpies this season

Gayle reacts after being denied a goal by the assistant referee's flag on a rare league start for the Magpies this season

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson reacts after curling a great opening into the side netting at the start of the second halfBournemouth striker Callum Wilson reacts after curling a great opening into the side netting at the start of the second half

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson reacts after curling a great opening into the side netting at the start of the second half

Wilson curled the ball around Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot, but he could only hit the side netting and should have done betterWilson curled the ball around Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot, but he could only hit the side netting and should have done better

Wilson curled the ball around Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot, but he could only hit the side netting and should have done better

In a game of few chances, Wilson's miss was a blow for a Cherries side who started the weekend in the league bottom threeIn a game of few chances, Wilson's miss was a blow for a Cherries side who started the weekend in the league bottom three

In a game of few chances, Wilson's miss was a blow for a Cherries side who started the weekend in the league bottom three

Marc Pugh hit the post and had a shot cleared off the line as Bournemouth piled on late pressure, and made it countMarc Pugh hit the post and had a shot cleared off the line as Bournemouth piled on late pressure, and made it count

Marc Pugh hit the post and had a shot cleared off the line as Bournemouth piled on late pressure, and made it count

Newcastle suffered a blow on 55 minutes when captain and centre back Jamaal Lascelles was forced off with an injuryNewcastle suffered a blow on 55 minutes when captain and centre back Jamaal Lascelles was forced off with an injury

Newcastle suffered a blow on 55 minutes when captain and centre back Jamaal Lascelles was forced off with an injury

Joselu then dragged a 20-yard shot wide of goal when he had better options around him, and there ended the home pressure for the opening period, which closed with Bournemouth front pair Callum Wilson and Josh King both being denied by fine saves from Rob Elliot.

The second half was six minutes old when King sprung Wilson clear. This time Elliot was not forced into a save and the striker steered into the side-netting, somewhat hopelessly given he had just the goalkeeper to beat.

Elliot had slightly more to do moments later when Marc Pugh – unmarked at the far post – headed towards the bottom corner from a Jordan Ibe cross but the custodian was equal to it with a flying save.

Newcastle offered little by way of response and it wasn’t until 10 minutes from time that Atsu lashed wide from 25 yards. Pugh then saw his close-range effort deflect off both Elliot and Ciaran Clark before clattering the post in the 88th minute and it looked as if the game would end in a stalemate. Cook, though, had other ideas.

Newcastle United's Javi Manquillo in action with Bournemouth's Wilson in the first half at St. James' ParkNewcastle United's Javi Manquillo in action with Bournemouth's Wilson in the first half at St. James' Park

Newcastle United's Javi Manquillo in action with Bournemouth's Wilson in the first half at St. James' Park

Wilson is tackled by Florian Lejeune during a tightly contested and competitive first half in the North East on SaturdayWilson is tackled by Florian Lejeune during a tightly contested and competitive first half in the North East on Saturday

Wilson is tackled by Florian Lejeune during a tightly contested and competitive first half in the North East on Saturday

Newcastle striker Joselu holds his ankle after going down under a tough tackle during a combative opening periodNewcastle striker Joselu holds his ankle after going down under a tough tackle during a combative opening period

Newcastle striker Joselu holds his ankle after going down under a tough tackle during a combative opening period

Newcastle defensive midfielder Isaac Hayden brings the ball under control in the first 45 minutes, which was goallessNewcastle defensive midfielder Isaac Hayden brings the ball under control in the first 45 minutes, which was goalless

Newcastle defensive midfielder Isaac Hayden brings the ball under control in the first 45 minutes, which was goalless

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey tries to gain possession of the ball under intense pressure from Charlie DanielsNewcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey tries to gain possession of the ball under intense pressure from Charlie Daniels

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey tries to gain possession of the ball under intense pressure from Charlie Daniels

Rob Elliot had an impressive game in goal for Newcastle, making a number of crucial saves in order to maintain parityRob Elliot had an impressive game in goal for Newcastle, making a number of crucial saves in order to maintain parity

Rob Elliot had an impressive game in goal for Newcastle, making a number of crucial saves in order to maintain parity

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez was hoping Newcastle could continue their good form on returning to the Premier LeagueNewcastle manager Rafa Benitez was hoping Newcastle could continue their good form on returning to the Premier League

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez was hoping Newcastle could continue their good form on returning to the Premier League

Eddie Howe's Bournemouth began the afternoon second from bottom of the Premier League after a poor start to the seasonEddie Howe's Bournemouth began the afternoon second from bottom of the Premier League after a poor start to the season

Eddie Howe's Bournemouth began the afternoon second from bottom of the Premier League after a poor start to the season

Both sides stopped for a minute's silence before the game, in the final league match before Remembrance SundayBoth sides stopped for a minute's silence before the game, in the final league match before Remembrance Sunday

Both sides stopped for a minute's silence before the game, in the final league match before Remembrance Sunday

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Sydney seaplane crash: Exhaust fumes affected pilot, report confirms

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The pilot of a seaplane that crashed into an Australian river, killing all on board, had been left confused and disorientated by leaking exhaust fumes, investigators have confirmed.

The Canadian pilot and five members of a British family died in the crash north of Sydney in December 2017.

All were found to have higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide in their blood, a final report has found.

It recommended the mandatory fitting of gas detectors in all such planes.

British businessman Richard Cousins, 58, died alongside his 48-year-old fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, Edward, 23, and William, 25, and pilot Gareth Morgan, 44. Mr Cousins was the chief executive of catering giant Compass.

The family had been on a sightseeing flight in the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane when it nose-dived into the Hawkesbury River at Jerusalem Bay, about 50km (30 miles) from the city centre.

The final report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) confirmed the findings of an interim report published in 2020.

It said pre-existing cracks in the exhaust collector ring were believed to have released exhaust gas into the engine bay. Holes left by missing bolts in a firewall then allowed the fumes to enter the cabin.

“As a result, the pilot would have almost certainly experienced effects such as confusion, visual disturbance and disorientation,” the report said.

“Consequently, it was likely that this significantly degraded the pilot’s ability to safely operate the aircraft.”

The ATSB recommended the Civil Aviation Safety Authority consider mandating the fitting of carbon monoxide detectors in piston-engine aircraft that carry passengers.

It previously issued safety advisory notices to owners and operators of such aircraft that they install detectors “with an active warning” to pilots”. Operators and maintainers of planes were also advised to carry out detailed inspections of exhaust systems and firewalls.

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Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official

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Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official.

The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July.

Department of Health Secretary Brendan Murphy made the prediction after being asked about the coronavirus’ escalation in other nations.

Dr Murphy spearheaded Australia’s early action to close its borders last March.

“I think that we’ll go most of this year with still substantial border restrictions,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday.

“Even if we have a lot of the population vaccinated, we don’t know whether that will prevent transmission of the virus,” he said, adding that he believed quarantine requirements for travellers would continue “for some time”.

Citizens, permanent residents and those with exemptions are allowed to enter Australia if they complete a 14-day hotel quarantine at their own expense.

Qantas – Australia’s national carrier – reopened bookings earlier this month, after saying it expected international travel to “begin to restart from July 2021.”

However, it added this depended on the Australian government’s deciding to reopen borders.

Australia’s tight restrictions

The country opened a travel bubble with neighbouring New Zealand late last year, but currently it only operates one-way with inbound flights to Australia.

Australia has also discussed the option of travel bubbles with other low-risk places such as Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.

A vaccination scheme is due to begin in Australia in late February. Local authorities have resisted calls to speed up the process, giving more time for regulatory approvals.

Australia has so far reported 909 deaths and about 22,000 cases, far fewer than many nations. It reported zero locally transmitted infections on Monday.

Experts have attributed much of Australia’s success to its swift border lockdown – which affected travellers from China as early as February – and a hotel quarantine system for people entering the country.

Local outbreaks have been caused by hotel quarantine breaches, including a second wave in Melbourne. The city’s residents endured a stringent four-month lockdown last year to successfully suppress the virus.

Other outbreaks – including one in Sydney which has infected about 200 people – prompted internal border closures between states, and other restrictions around Christmas time.

The state of Victoria said on Monday it would again allow entry to Sydney residents outside of designated “hotspots”, following a decline in cases.

While the measures have been praised, many have also criticised them for separating families across state borders and damaging businesses.

Dr Murphy said overall Australia’s virus response had been “pretty good” but he believed the nation could have introduced face masks earlier and improved its protections in aged care homes.

In recent days, Australia has granted entry to about 1,200 tennis players, staff and officials for the Australian Open. The contingent – which has recorded at least nine infections – is under quarantine.

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Covid: Brisbane to enter three-day lockdown over single infection

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The Australian city of Brisbane has begun a snap three-day lockdown after a cleaner in its hotel quarantine system became infected with coronavirus.

Health officials said the cleaner had the highly transmissible UK variant and they were afraid it could spread.

Brisbane has seen very few cases of the virus beyond quarantined travellers since Australia’s first wave last year.

It is the first known instance of this variant entering the Australian community outside of hotel quarantine.

The lockdown is for five populous council areas in Queensland’s state capital.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the measure on Friday morning local time, about 16 hours after the woman tested positive.

Ms Palaszczuk said the lockdown aimed to halt the virus as rapidly as possible, adding: “Doing three days now could avoid doing 30 days in the future.”

“I think everybody in Queensland… knows what we are seeing in the UK and other places around the world is high rates of infection from this particular strain,” she said.

“And we do not want to see that happening here in our great state.”

Australia has reported 28,500 coronavirus infections and 909 deaths since the pandemic began. By contrast, the US, which is the hardest-hit country, has recorded more than 21 million infections while nearly 362,000 people have died of the disease.The lockdown will begin at 18:00 on Friday (08:00 GMT) in the Brisbane city, Logan and the Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands local government areas.

Residents will only be allowed to leave home for certain reasons, such as buying essential items and seeking medical care.

For the first time, residents in those areas will also be required to wear masks outside of their homes.

Australia has faced sporadic outbreaks over the past year, with the most severe one in Melbourne triggering a lockdown for almost four months.

A pre-Christmas outbreak in Sydney caused fresh alarm, but aggressive testing and contact-tracing has kept infection numbers low. The city recorded four local cases on Friday.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government has pledged to start mass vaccinations in February instead of March as was planned.

Lockdown interrupts ‘near normal’ life in Brisbane

Simon Atkinson, BBC News in Brisbane

At 8:00 today I popped to the local supermarket for some bread, milk – and because it’s summer here – a mango. I was pretty much the only customer.

When I went past the same shop a couple of hours later it was a different story – 50 people standing in the drizzle – queuing to get inside as others emerged with bulging shopping bags. “Heaps busier than Christmas,” a cheery trolley attendant told me. “It’s off the scale”.

Despite the “don’t panic” messages from authorities, pictures on social media show it’s a pattern being repeated across the city.

While shutdowns are common around the world, the tough and sudden stay-at-home order for Brisbane has caught people on the hop here after months of near normality.

But while such a rapid, hard lockdown off the back of just a single case of Covid-19 will seem crazy in some parts of the world, I’ve not come across too many people complaining.

And I don’t think that’s just because Aussies love to follow a rule. This is the first time the UK variant of the virus has been detected in the community in Australia.

And nobody here wants Brisbane to go through what Melbourne suffered last year. Even if it means going without mangoes.

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