Rondon double leads Newcastle over Bournemouth 2-1 in EPL
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Salomon Rondon scored two first-half goals to lead Newcastle over Bournemouth 2-1 and out of the English Premier League’s bottom three on Saturday.
It was a second straight victory for Newcastle, which was winless in its opening 10 games of the season.
They were the first league goals of the season for Rondon, who joined on loan from relegated West Bromwich Albion in the offseason.
There was a lengthy break in play while Bournemouth defender Adam Smith got treatment for a serious-looking knee injury and ended up being taken off the field on a stretcher.
And in first-half stoppage time, Jefferson Lerma headed in a corner from Fraser to reduce the deficit.
Rondon squandered two chances to complete a hat trick in the second half while in-form Callum Wilson headed over from close range for Bournemouth.