Newcastle United played to a scoreless draw at St. James’ Park vs. Brighton and Hove Albion.
After a third straight loss in the Premier League, Newcastle United will be looking to get back on track when they face Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday. For everyone’s sake, let’s hope this match is vastly different than the clubs’ earlier meeting this year.
Newcastle United 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0
GK: Martin Dubravka
DEF: Javier Manquillo, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Paul Dummett, Jetro Willems
MID: Miguel Almiron, Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Christian Atsu
Substitutes: Andy Carroll, Ki, Allan Saint-Maximin
28.7% possession, 11 shots (four on target), five corners
Back in September, Newcastle United had the chance to win their first home match of the season vs. Brighton and Hove Albion. Instead, they turned in a massive dud in front of over 43,000 thousand fans.
They couldn’t string passes together and didn’t have much going forward. Most of the Magpies’ shots went softly, directly at Matt Ryan. Brighton actually found the net in the first half, but it was waved off for offside.
If not for Fabian Schar, this one could’ve been worse. He had to make a bicycle-kick clearance off the line in the 74th minute to keep Brighton off the board. Allan Saint-Maximin was one of the few bright spots, bringing good energy off the bench in the second half.
At the end of both halves at St. James’ Park, the Toon Army booed the performance of Steve Bruce’s side, and rightfully so. Newcastle United didn’t rebound quickly after this one either, getting annihilated by Leicester City, 5-0, in their next match.