'Can't do that' - Eddie Howe makes Dan Burn admission after Newcastle United criticism

Antoine Semenyo of AFC Bournemouth scores his team's second goal under pressure from Dan Burn of Newcastle United. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Antoine Semenyo of AFC Bournemouth scores his team's second goal under pressure from Dan Burn of Newcastle United. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Antoine Semenyo of AFC Bournemouth scores his team's second goal under pressure from Dan Burn of Newcastle United. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United drew 2-2 with AFC Bournemouth at St James' Park.

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe refused to point finger at Dan Burn for his role in AFC Bournemouth's second goal - as the two clubs played out a 2-2 draw at St James' Park.

Dominic Solanke handed the Cherries the lead in the 51st minute when he pounced on a costly slip by goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, but the Magpies weren't behind for long.

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Fabian Schar saw his shirt pulled in the penalty box and following a lengthy VAR review, referee Michael Salisbury pointed to the spot and Anthony Gordon converted.

Antoine Semenyo of AFC Bournemouth scores his team's second goal under pressure from Dan Burn of Newcastle United. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Antoine Semenyo of AFC Bournemouth scores his team's second goal under pressure from Dan Burn of Newcastle United. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Antoine Semenyo of AFC Bournemouth scores his team's second goal under pressure from Dan Burn of Newcastle United. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The momentum was with the home side but a counter-attack down Newcastle's left side saw Antoine Semenyo fired home.

Burn came under fire from some supporters for not closing Semenyo down, while Howe's decision to start him ahead of Tino Livramento at left-back also continues to spark a debate.

The Magpies' boss said: “I’m not dealing with that kind of thought in my mind. It’s not about finding someone to blame, it’s about finding solutions and that’s what I’ll do my work.

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"I could sit here until 12pm at night and evaluate everyone’s performance, mine included and pick holes in it but for me, it’s always been about finding solutions.

"The second goal wouldn’t have just come from one individual’s mistake. I’m telling you now, I’ll watch that goal again and there will be three or four individual mistakes. People may highlight one person but in my job, you can’t do that.” 

Burn was replaced by Livramento minutes after Bournemouth's goal as another substitute in Matt Ritchie rescued a point in stoppage time.

Newcastle remain seventh in the Premier League table and are unbeaten in their last four games, however are without a win at St James' Park in 2024.

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