Newcastle advanced to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup with a narrow win over Bournemouth at St James’ Park.
Adam Smith’s own goal proved decisive for the hosts as the defender accidentally headed past Cherries goalkeeper Mark Travers from Kieran Trippier’s superb delivery.
It was no more than Eddie Howe’s side deserved as the home side created most of the chances.
Newcastle find out who they will face next in Thursday night’s draw.
Magpies boss Howe included goalkeeper Nick Pope, full-back Trippier and forward Callum Wilson, all of whom were part of England’s World Cup squad in Qatar, in the starting line-up against Howe’s old club.
Swiss defender Fabian Schar and Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes also started the contest for the home side, who looked almost full for both clubs in the first contest since November 12.
In front of 51,579, Newcastle pushed forward repeatedly with Trippier, Schar, Miguel Almiron and Wilson all coming close to breaking the deadlock in the first half, the latter also having efforts offside.
However, Gary O’Neil’s determined and disciplined Bournemouth side also consider themselves a little unlucky not to have made the most of their few clear-cut chances.
Wales striker Kieffer Moore headed wide when well placed, substitute Jack Stacey forced a good save from Pope and Dominic Solanke also saw a late effort superbly blocked by the Newcastle keeper.
However, this ensured a fourth quarter-final appearance since 2014–15 for Newcastle, who were finalists in 1975–76.
- 2TrippierBooked in 69 minutes
- 36S Longstaff
- 39Bruno GuimarãesWill be replacedShelveyat 88′minutes
- 28WillockWill be replacedof Saint-Maximat 57′minutes
- 24AlmironWill be replacedMurphyat 76′minutes
- 9WilsonWill be replacedWoodat 76′minutes
- 10of Saint-Maxim
- 25SenesiWill be replacedLoweat 85′minutes
- 10ChristieWill be replacedStaceyat 64′minutes
- 4L CookBooked in 47 minutes
- 32AnthonyWill be replacedDembéléat 77′minutes
- John Brooks
Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Bournemouth 0.
Second half ends, Newcastle United 1, Bournemouth 0.
Joelinton (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kieffer Moore (Bournemouth).
The attempt failed. Jack Stacey (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Philip Billing assists after the series situation.
Foul by Joelinton (Newcastle United).
Siriki Dembélé (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Handball by Jamal Lowe (Bournemouth).
Offside, Newcastle United. Allan Saint-Maximin tries a through ball, but Jacob Murphy is caught offside.
The attempt failed. Chris Wood (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the center of the box is too high. Assistant Allan Saint-Maxim after a fast break.
Corner, Bournemouth. Submitted by Nick Pope.
Company saved. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) left footed shot from close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Siriki Dembélé with a cross.
Substitution, Newcastle United. Jonjo Shelvey replaces Bruno Guimarães.
Company saved. Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the center of the goal.
Exchange, Bournemouth. Jamal Lowe replaces Marcos Senes.
Attempt blocked. Dan Burn (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Newcastle United. Submitted by Mark Travers.
Corner, Newcastle United. Adam Smith agreed.
Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jordan Zemura (Bournemouth).