MARCUS Tavernier feels victory over Newcastle United can be “a good turning point” for Cherries, adding how the 2-0 win was “the first time we’ve got every key detail right”.

Cherries produced a superb display against Eddie Howe’s Magpies, on the front foot from the first minute, the end result flattering the visitors as Andoni Iraola’s men squandered chances to widen the advantage.

Two second-half Dominic Solanke goals sealed the win, which lifts Cherries out of the relegation zone.

Newcastle, who were unbeaten in nine domestic matches, sit seventh in the Premier League. They have beaten Manchester City, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain earlier this season, but were no match for Cherries, admittedly with a lengthy injury list to contend with.

“That’s what we’ve been wanting throughout the season, for a performance like that,” Tavernier told the Daily Echo.

“It took us a bit too long to get that type of performance, but now we’ve got it, we just have to focus on continuing to perform like this each and every week.

“That’s what the manager really told us before the game, to start with a high intensity and we did that.

“We put them on the back foot you’d say and they didn’t have a chance to settle down into the game, which we wanted.

“We ultimately put the pressure on them and it made us play a lot better.”

Much was made of Newcastle’s stretched squad, with key players such as Bruno Guimaraes, Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak unavailable.

“You can say they had a tough week with a Champions League game as well, but you don’t take any sympathy in that,” insisted Tavernier.

“In that sense we just knew whatever line-up they put out, we have to start fast and put the pressure on them early doors and that’s what we did.

“We got the crowd behind us, which gave us a good boost early on.”

Bournemouth Echo: Marcus Tavernier was released by Newcastle as a youngsterMarcus Tavernier was released by Newcastle as a youngster (Image: Richard Crease)

Asked if it felt sweeter personally, having been let go by Newcastle’s academy as a teenager, Cherries’ winger added: “I checked my phone and a few friends are not happy, but happy for me that I won!

“But it didn’t matter who it was against, just to get a win was the main thing and that’s what we’ve done.”

Cherries have won just twice in the Premier League this season, the other coming against fellow strugglers Burnley.

Asked if beating Champions League opposition can provide a real boost to the squad, Tavernier said: “We knew in the dressing room that we can do it, but the performances haven’t shown that.

“We just had to implement everything the manager has been wanting.

“I feel like (Saturday) was the first time we’ve got every key detail right and it showed in the performance of the team.

“We just focus on ourselves. That’s all we can do in this league.

“I know the start of the season hasn’t been great, but I feel like (this win) is a good turning point for us.”

Cherries now have a gap in fixtures before heading to Bramall Lane for a crunch clash with Sheffield United on November 25.

Discussing the mood going into the international break, the 24-year-old said: “It’s always better when you win. It’s always a lot easier and a lot happier in the camp.

“We’re going to take this form into the next game against Sheffield United.”