'Showed his importance to the side': Media wowed by Newcastle 24-year-old's 'solid' display today
Newcastle United played out a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Magpies dominated on the stats sheet, but failed to turn that dominance into goals against the Cherries.
Newcastle finished the game with 73 percent possession, 20 shots, seven of which were on target, and eight corners.
However, Eddie Howe’s side had to come from behind to salvage a point.
Bournemouth took the lead against the run of play on 62 minutes, Philip Billing converting Jordan Zemura’s near-post cross.
Five minutes later, Alexander Isak equalised with his first goal at home for Newcastle.
The summer signing netted from the spot following a handball by Jefferson Lerma which was spotted by VAR.
There weren’t many Newcastle players who emerged from the game with high credit.
One of those who did is Bruno Guimaraes, with several media outlets praising his contributions.
‘Guarded the back four well’
The Shields Gazette awarded the 24-year-old a 7 out of 10 rating.
‘Showed his importance to the side as so much went through him on his return to the side,’ they wrote.
‘Ran the midfield at times but was often too deep to provide any real cutting edge.
‘A solid outing on a frustrating afternoon.’
Online outlet 90Min also gave Guimaraes a 7 out of 10.
‘Nice passing and defensively solid’, they wrote. ‘Did his best to keep Newcastle moving forward.’
Likewise, Chronicle Live went with a 7 out of 10 rating for Guimaraes.
‘Only taken off as it was first game back after injury,’ they wrote.
‘Put in some sharp tackles and guarded the back four well as anchor man.’
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