Coming off three consecutive losses, Newcastle United struggled again in a draw vs. Brighton and Hove Albion.
Newcastle United struggled to generate much in the attack in a boring, scoreless draw vs. Brighton and Hove Albion. No, we are not talking about their previous meeting this season. The Magpies, for the second time this season, made the Toon Army suffer through a tough-to-watch scoreless deadlock.
Playing at the Amex, Steve Bruce’s side finished with under 40% possession and only one shot on target. The action of the match was choppy with the clubs combining for 25 fouls at the Amex. With the physicality, the long runs that Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin normally can change the game with were limited.
One of their best chances came towards the end of the match when Andy Carroll rose up to meet a cross, but his header went harmlessly wide. The substitute striker was able to win some headers, but he was a bit reckless at times going into aerial duels. Dwight Gayle also missed a headed chance earlier in the fixture.
Since their nice streak to start Project Restart, Newcastle have gone five matches without a win, including three losses. The place on the middle of the table is commendable after being expected to get relegated, but the form has been tough to watch over the last few weeks.
Next up, Newcastle United will close out their season with a match against the champions of England, Liverpool FC. Jurgen Klopp’s side plays Chelsea on Wednesday before traveling to St. James’ Park for the last match of their title-winning campaign.