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"We were in control of the game and had a clear idea of how to do things".

Newcastle threw away a two-goal lead in the last ten minutes at Dean Court yesterday, and Shelvey did not cover himself in glory.

Bournemouth found a lifeline 10 minutes from time, as Adam Smith scored with a thumping effort.

"When you go to the last day [of the window], it is always a risk", Benitez said.

Newcastle loanee Islam Slimani has been ruled out of the Magpies Premier League trip to Bournemouth, after suffering a setback in training.

Gosling scored in the 89th minute, courtesy of Nathan Ake to restore parity.

Former Chelsea star and BBC Sport pundit Frank Lampard has said that Jonjo Shelvey's lack of concentration and lack of mental strength cost Newcastle United victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.

"They played on the counter-attack and played behind us, and then the second goal changed things again and made for a hard atmosphere at half time".

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"Everybody is disappointed, especially him (Shelvey)".

Cherries manager Eddie Howe said he was satisfied with the point, adding: "It was a unusual afternoon".

"We weren't very good for 70 minutes, to be honest, but once again I have to praise the character, the attitude, the spirit of the team to come back because it's not easy at this level to do that".

And Gosling's strike inflicted more late misery on the Magpies as the Cherries continued their knack of salvaging points in the latter stages of games.

"And you really do need everyone to be focused, try and not sulk, not feel sorry for yourself before the game's ended and credit to the players for doing that".

"We are aware they are risky opposition, and we respect them a lot".

"That is why it is so important when you are playing a game like this, and you are winning 2-0, that you manage the situation and make sure you win".