MIDFIELDER Lewis Cook admitted Cherries played into Newcastle United’s hands with “too many giveaways” during the 2-1 defeat at St James’ Park.

Harry Wilson’s classy opener looked to have put Eddie Howe’s men in the box seat after 14 minutes on Tyneside before DeAndre Yedlin and Ciaran Clark both struck to give Steve Bruce’s charges all three points.

Cook came into the heart of Cherries midfield to replace the suspended Jefferson Lerma for the contest – making his third league start of the season.

He told afcbTV: “We started off really well but didn’t really carry that on through the rest of the game, so a bit frustrated in the changing room.

“It felt like if we carried that on, we could have probably got the draw or a win, so there is a lot to think about.

“They got the goal and, from then, we didn’t really recover properly.

“There were too many giveaways and we played into their hands.”