Newcastle manager Howe thanks Bournemouth away fans

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has said a ‘big thank you’ to Bournemouth’s supporters after Saturday’s draw at St. James’ Park.

The game ended all-square after Philip Billing’s opener was cancelled out by an Alexander Isak penalty in a 1-1 draw.

When asked what it was like to face Cherries, Howe told the Daily Echo: “Very difficult.

“I sort of tried to blank everything out and concentrate on the game.

“My all and everything was with Newcastle today.

“But I really appreciated the Bournemouth supporters’ reaction to me. That meant a great deal, so a big thank you to them. It was much appreciated.”