Atsu cameos in Newcastle’s pulsating draw with Bournemouth
Christian Atsu featured as Newcastle United secured a dramatic draw with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
The Ghanaian international was introduced in the 72nd minute for Ayoze Perez with the scores at 1-2.
Salomon Rondon opened the scoring with a superb free-kick on the stroke of half-time.
However, Joshua King’s brace turned the game in Bournemouth's favour in the second half, sending Martin Dubravka the wrong way from the penalty spot before finishing coolly into the far corner from Dominic Solanke's pass.
Matt Ritchie's thunderous volley from DeAndre Yedlin's cross in stoppage time rescued a point for the Magpies.
The draw lifts Bournemouth above Everton into 11th place, while Newcastle remain 13th.