Ahead of tomorrow’s fixture between Newcastle United and Bournemouth, we take a look at how the clubs have fared against each other previously.
While Newcastle United has extensive history with a majority of the Premier League clubs they’ll face this year, there isn’t much past with AFC Bournemouth. When the clubs kick off their match tomorrow, it will be the ninth ever fixture between the two.
When the sides first met in 1963, Bournemouth carried the long winded name, Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic F.C. Newcastle United came up short that day, losing a 2-1 result in league cup action. They would meet a decade later in the FA Cup, with Newcastle securing a 2-0 victory over the renamed AFC Bournemouth.
The first time the clubs met in league play was 1989, splitting a pair of games in League Division Two.
In January of 1992, Newcastle United and Bournemouth met twice in one month in the FA Cup. The first leg ended 0-0, forcing another match a couple weeks later. That one ended 2-2, with Bournemouth getting to advance on penalties 4-3. Andy Hunt scored both of Newcastle’s goals in regulation.
With AFC Bournemouth typically playing in a lower division, the clubs didn’t meet against until 2015. This time, they faced off in the Premier League. Ayoze Perez scored the lone goal in a Newcastle United away victory in November. In the reverse fixture in March 2016, Perez again scored the only goal for the Toon. However, this time Bournemouth finished with three goals, including an own goal by Newcastle’s Steven Taylor.