FULL-BACK Adam Smith admitted it felt like Cherries “stopped playing” having taken a one-goal advantage at Newcastle.

The Dorset club looked on track for back-to-back wins in the Premier League when Harry Wilson slotted home his fourth goal of the season at St James’ Park.

But DeAndre Yedlin’s header coupled with Ciaran Clark stabbing home turned the contest on its head.

Smith told the Daily Echo: “I just think when we were 1-0 up, we just stopped playing. I think they pressed us differently.

“It was us stopping playing and them changing their tactics slightly, with the mistakes there comes more pressure and the crowd get involved. From there, it’s just a scruffy game.

“It’s not even like they’ve worked for their goals. It’s frustrating.”

Defeat meant Cherries have won four, drawn four and lost four of their opening 12 contests.

Smith added: “People say ‘oh, we beat (Manchester) United and we think this is going to be easy’. We don’t go into the games thinking that.

“It’s just the small margins with their first goal, goals change games. It’s frustrating because we beat United and we can’t come to Newcastle and get a positive result.

“It’s annoying not having consistent results. There was something to build on from last week and it seems like we are always in this position.”