PUNDITS praised Cherries’ ability to “mix up their game” to beat Newcastle United, adding: “It’s horrible to play against.”

Andoni Iraola’s men moved out of the relegation zone with an impressive 2-0 victory over Eddie Howe’s Magpies.

Dominic Solanke scored both goals in the second half at Vitality Stadium, Cherries creating a host of further opportunities throughout the contest.

Discussing the game in his role as pundit on BBC’s Match of the Day, former Newcastle and England midfielder Jermaine Jenas said: “I think it’s been a frustrating start to the season for Iraola.

“It was the first time (on Saturday) watching them, against a wounded Newcastle side I have to say, that they really stamped their authority and what he’s been trying to implement into their style of play.

“They were on the front foot, from minute one, bodies forward, getting shots on target. (Antoine) Semenyo and Dominic Solanke up top were linking up well.

“Their running power, their forward runs, were really hurting Newcastle.”

He continued: “It’s nice how they mix up their game. They were quite happy to go long at times.

“We love to see teams playing through the lines, but if you sense a weakness in the side, which I think Bournemouth did, going long and stretching the pitch with those runners, it’s horrible to play against.”

Ex-Wales centre-back Ashley Williams sitting alongside Jenas concurred, adding: “They did it really well.

“It’s what the manager wants to do. He wants to be aggressive, out of possession as well, winning it back.

“It sets them up. That’s the type of football that he wants to see them play, his team.”