Rafael Benitez's side travelled to the Vitality Stadium after a shock 1-0 victory over Manchester United last time out, and looked like making it back-to-back Premier League wins after Dwight Gayle twice pounced on poor goalkeeping from Asmir Begovic.
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) - Dan Gosling struck a late equalizer against his former club as Bournemouth fought back from two goals down to draw with Newcastle 2-2 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The 29-year-old has travelled to his home country Algeria for extra treatment and is unlikely to be available until the Premier League home fixture against Southampton on March 10.
After a 1-0 loss to Burnley to end October, Newcastle United began November with the same result. Junior Stanislas equalised for the Cherries before they conceded a further three goals away from home.
Both sides started the match in subdued fashion, setting out tight defensive stalls, but an early chance fell Bournemouth's way in the 10th minute when Callum Wilson swerved his marker with a deft turn inside the box and forced a save out of Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
"We were I think in control of the game and had a clear idea of how to do things".
Steve Cook scored a 92nd-minute victor in Bournemouth's 1-0 win at Newcastle in November.
"Slimani had a setback so he will not be available at least maybe a couple of weeks", Benitez said in a pre-match press conference.
"He had an injury when he came, a set-back in training and we will have to deal with that".
Jesus Gamez is a long-term absentee with an ankle injury.
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