Magpies almost stole the victory (video)
Imagine what Brighton and Hove Albion could be with a better finish.
Imagine what Newcastle United could be with a better tactical plan.
Isaac Hayden’s second-half goal gave Newcastle United a 1-1 draw at Brighton and Hove Albion as new boss Eddie Howe watched from the stands as the hosts left the game hanging in the balance thanks to a unnecessary first half at Amex stadium.
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Brighton finished with 10 men when and Lewis Dunk in goal when Robert Sanchez took a red card which probably saved his side a point, beating Callum Wilson with an open cage in front of the Newcastle striker.
And the point is, the dominant Seagulls could have been taken off the scoresheet without a controversial penalty awarded by VAR after Leandro Trossard, who was scoring on the spot, was initially declared a clear cut. inside the 18.
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Winless Newcastle’s fifth draw of the year keeps them in the 19th to 11 games, while Brighton is sixth with 17 points. Arsenal, Spurs, Leicester City and Tottenham or Everton could overtake the Seagulls by the end of the weekend.
Brighton vs Newcastle final score, stats
Final score: Brighton 1, Newcastle United 1
Scorers: Trossard (pen 24 ′), Hayden (66 ′)
Red card: Sanchez (90 ‘+ 2)
Shooting attempts: Brighton, 14-6
Shots on goal: Brighton, 5-1
Possession: Brighton, 66%
Three things we learned from Brighton vs Newcastle
1. Brighton is a finishing center forward far from true European potential: The Graham Potter Seagulls had two-thirds of the ball and all the danger in the first half, but only a decent penalty to show for it. Sadly, it depends on the staff and you wonder if even Glenn Murray would be enough to deliver a 15-goal season. Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard are good, if not excellent second and third choice scorers, but the Seagulls with a center forward like Odsonne Edouard, Danny Ings or Teemu Pukki did that and dusted off at halftime. Instead, they ended up with Lewis Dunk in the goal against a winless team.
2. Magpies’ talent needs advice: Newcastle new boss Eddie Howe may be tempted to look to players he knows on the Magpies roster to come out of the basement, but the squad continues to operate as a whole which is less than the sum of its parts. The teams have figured out that if they isolate Allan Saint-Maximin and task Matt Ritchie and Jacob Murphy with preventing them from flying forward, the game is essentially theirs until Newcastle find a box-to-box midfielder. . Howe is sure to have different ideas than interim boss Graeme Jones, a childhood Newcastle supporter who more or less just followed Steve Bruce’s playbook with a little more practice.
3. David Coote and VAR are having a strange day: At first glance, Ciaran Clark’s “fault” on Leandro Trossard would be one of these, “Whether it’s called or not, anyway, it won’t be undone.” The Premier League had said they would consider the role of the fouled player, and Trossard surely helped the noise enough that referee David Coote did not initially call a foul. If it takes as long as it took VAR to send Coote to the Monitor, surely we’re not talking about something clear and obvious, are we? Then Callum Wilson looked set to win for the stoppage Magpies when he passed Robert Sanchez, but Coote somehow figured Wilson would dive rather than roll the ball into an empty net. VAR worked in this case, Sanchez was sent off and Newcastle had a chance to win a man.
Man of the Match: Isaac Hayden
Newcastle were under siege most of the day and the unannounced midfielder made five tackles and managed roughly in the middle of the park as a rusty Jonjo Shelvey struggled there. The goal was huge for Newcastle, and Howe will find use for Hayden – perhaps even as a full-back – as he seeks to bring Newcastle to the January transfer window.
Brighton vs Newcastle recap
Ciaran Clark’s take out of fouled and made the most of Leandro Trossard was initially overruled by referee David Coote only for VAR to ask Coote to throw another shot. ‘eye.
The penalty was awarded and Trossard beat Karl Darlow cleanly for 1-0 in the 24th minute.
Brighton couldn’t build on the lead and the game went on time with the same score despite decent chances falling or being provided for Adam Lallana, Tariq Lamptey, Alexis Mac Allister and Trossard.
So, of course, Newcastle scored the next goal. Ritchie’s search center from the left was thrown back into the mix by Ciaran Clark, and Hayden was in the right place to reduce the score to 1-1.
Should the Magpies have been sent there late? The double jeopardy meant that Sanchez couldn’t be both sent off and Newcastle given a penalty at the time limit, but the red card was picked and Brighton only had to manage a few minutes on a man.