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90' + 1'
Bruno Guimarães
C. Wilson
4 - 1
C. Wilson
M. Almirón
3 - 1
D. Undav
B. Gilmour
2 - 1
45' + 4'
D. Burn
K. Trippier
2 - 0
D. Undav
Own Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

33% 66%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 2
Total Passes 254 521
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Newcastle can confirm Champions League football on Monday if they beat Leicester, as they sit in third with 69 points, now four ahead of Liverpool. Brighton remain sixth with 58 points and will hope that neither Tottenham nor Aston Villa overtake them in their bid for a European spot.
A very dominant Newcastle showing for the majority of the match sees them one win away from Champions League football. They opened up the scoring thanks to an Undav own goal before Burn doubled their lead at half-time. Undav then scored for Brighton after the break to make it 2-1, but late goals from Wilson and Guimaraes sealed the 4-1 victory and the three points.
90' + 8' Newcastle have scored 16 goals in the last 15 minutes of the second half, more than any other team in the English Premier League this season.
Javier Manquillo
K. Trippier
90' + 5' Trippier comes off for Manquillo.
M. Targett
90' + 5' Targett comes on for Joelinton.
A. Saint-Maximin
M. Almirón
90' + 4' Almiron makes way for Saint-Maximin.
A. Gordon
A. Isak
90' + 4' Isak comes off for Gordon.
Bruno Guimarães
90' + 1' NEWCASTLE HAVE JUST SCORED AGAIN! IT'S 4-1! Wilson is in a similar position to his goal earlier, but with Dunk defending him tightly, he waits to lay it off for Guimaraes, who scores!
C. Wilson
90' + 1' Wilson goes from goalscorer to assister within minutes as he continues his fantastic season for Newcastle.
90' We have eight minutes of added time.
M. Almirón
89' It's a great pass from Almiron but it was almost too easy for him. After easily passing his marker, he wasn't pressed as he threaded a brilliant ball through to Wilson.
C. Wilson
89' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! AND THERE IS THE DAGGER! From their own half, Newcastle get the ball upfield, and Wilson gets through on goal, and it's almost too easy as he scores yet another big goal for the Magpies! Newcastle 3-1 Brighton!
87' Joelinton has committed seven fouls in this game, the most by a player in a Premier League match since Jordan Ayew in January 2020 vs Arsenal.
C. Peupion
D. Undav
85' Undav makes way for Peupion as Brighton look for an equaliser in the final minutes.
82' Tensions flare as Almiron and Enciso push each other around.
J. van Hecke
Yellow Card
80' Van Hecke is booked for a foul.
80' Guimaraes has a go from distance, but the ball sails over the bar.
79' Brighton with some good possession in the final third, but Newcastle crowd them out, and the play ends with the hosts winning a freekick in their half after Mitoma clips Almiron.
78' Brighton have had just five shots in this match, while the Seagulls' lowest tally in a Premier League game this season was six against Liverpool in October last year.
76' Joelinton will receive further treatment on the side as play carries on.
74' Joelinton is now down and has removed his boot after seemingly injuring his foot. Play stops as the medics take a look.
72' Caicedo goes down after fouling Guimaraes but he gets up quickly.
O. Offiah
P. Groß
69' Gross makes way for Offiah.
69' Close! Enciso has a go, but his effort is just wide!
65' How have Newcastle not scored here?! Steele makes a big save from Isak's header before Schar and Burn's shots are deflected. Joelinton collects the final rebound but can't get past a determined Caicedo.
A. Mac Allister
Yellow Card
64' Mac Allister gets in the book for a foul on Wilson.
E. Anderson
J. Willock
61' Anderson comes on for Willock, who is forced off through a leg injury. He comes off with the help of the medics as the Newcastle support applaud him off the pitch.
59' Newcastle have committed 11 fouls in this match, higher than their season average of 10.5 in the English Premier League.
58' From a free-kick, Trippier whips in the ball towards Burn at the back post. The goalscorer heads the ball across the face of goal but the visitors clear.
P. Groß
Yellow Card
57' Gross gets booked for a foul on Joelinton.
E. Ferguson
D. Welbeck
56' Ferguson replaces Welbeck.
J. Enciso
F. Buonanotte
56' Enciso comes on for Buonanotte.
A. Mac Allister
B. Gilmour
56' A triple change for Brighton starts with Gilmour coming off for Mac Allister.
54' Undav has scored four goals in his last five Premier League matches for Brighton, having failed to score across any of his first 14 appearances in the competition.
53' Newcastle almost score a third after Almiron finds Wilson but the striker isn't able to control his volley.
B. Gilmour
51' Gilmour's pass forward was inch perfect, and it is more of what Brighton need.
D. Undav
51' GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL! BRIGHTON ARE RIGHT BACK IN THIS. Undav scores a goal for Brighton this time, receiving a through ball and successfully making the most out of the 1v1 situation. Newcastle 2-1 Brighton!
50' BIG SAVE BY STEELE! Newcastle have started this just as well. Almiron takes a quick shot that the Brighton keeper does really well to keep out!
47' Mitoma had just nine touches in the first half.
45' We're back underway for the second half at St. James' Park!
The hosts are well on their way to three points, which would be another step closer to bringing Champions League nights back to St. James' Park. Should Brighton lose, they'll still remain in sixth, a European spot, but will further risk Aston Villa and Tottenham closing the gap.
Newcastle lead by two goals in a first half which they completely dominated. Brighton struggled to get out of their own half, scoring an own goal in the 22nd minute, before letting another in right on the brink of half-time.
K. Trippier
45' + 4' Two goals for Newcastle, both from Trippier set-pieces! He's been influential, with his delivery for the second goal perfectly placed for Burn to attack.
D. Burn
45' + 4' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! Burn attacks Trippier's free-kick that comes into the box, and it's a simple header to double his side's lead right on the brink of half-time! Newcastle 2-0 Brighton!
F. Schär
Yellow Card
45' + 3' Schar also sees a yellow card after pushing a Brighton player as the players line up for a free-kick.
D. Undav
Yellow Card
45' + 2' Undav gets booked for a tactical foul.
45' + 1' Joelinton has a word with Caicedo as the Newcastle player is unhappy with a pull-back from the latter.
45' Brighton lose the ball again as the pass out from the back, and Almiron's through ball is a bit too far for Isak to reach.
42' Brighton get forward but Newcastle do well to make sure Mitoma can't get a shot off or lay it off to a team-mate.
40' CLOSE FOR NEWCASTLE! What is Steele doing? Brighton continue their play of passing out from the back, and Steele passes it to Gross even though Joelinton clearly is right behind him. Newcastle win the ball back, but Steele manages to get down and make the save. The visitors are playing a very risky game here!
37' Brighton have a shot! Mitoma goes for goal but his shot is high and wide.
36' Guimaraes has attempted four tackles in this game, more than any other player on either team.
34' INCHES WIDE! Burn chests down a ball, and turns to shoot, and it's just wide after a deflection! It continues to be all Newcastle.
32' Almiron makes a similar bursting run into the box, but this time lays it off for Schar. The defender puts the ball across the face of goal, but Wilson hangs back for some reason, and the chance peters out.
Bruno Guimarães
Yellow Card
30' Guimaraes gets booked for a foul on Mitoma.
29' Some drama here! Almiron goes on a run into the box and goes down incredibly easily when faced with some light pressure from a defender. The ball lands to Wilson, who then goes down after a tackle from Dunk. Newcastle want a penalty, but the referee and the VAR team seem to agree that Wilson was looking for it.
28' Brighton are looking to react quickly after conceding the own-goal, but it's not going well so far. They are getting overrun in midfield, and their forward line is completely isolated.
25' Brighton have scored six own goals in the Premier League this season, the most of any side in the division.
D. Undav
Own Goal
22' GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL! It's an own goal, but Newcastle won't care! Trippier delivers a corner, and Undav attempts to head it away, but somehow, he's guided it right into the far post. Newcastle 1-0 Brighton!
18' Willock attempts some trickery on the right-hand side, but Dunk cuts him off. The referee gives Newcastle a corner despite the ball hitting the Newcastle player's arm on it's way out.
16' Brighton finally go forward for the first time in this match. Mitoma gets forward and is allowed to cut inside despite Trippier trying to show him the line. He lays it off to Welbeck, who tries his luck from a distance, but it's straight at Pope.
15' Brighton completed just three passes in Newcastle's half in the opening 15 minutes.
13' A lovely backheel from Wilson sets up Almiron, but his shot is wildly off target, so much so that it almost goes out for a throw-in on the other side of the pitch rather than a goal kick.
10' Newcastle wins a free-kick from 30 yards, but Schar's shot is right at Steele.
8' CHANCE FOR NEWCASTLE! Brighton are playing a dangerous game by playing out the back while Newcastle marks them man for man. It has resulted in the hosts winning the ball back consistently. Isak takes a shot from a tight angle close to goal, and it dangerously ricochets off Caicedo, but Dunk manages to clear off the line!
6' Almiron takes a powerful shot, but it's blocked by Van Hecke, who is turning away from the ball.
5' Newcastle win the ball back high-up the pitch, and Isak ends up with the ball. He cuts inside on his right and curls a shot, but it drifts well wide.
4' It's an electric atmosphere in Newcastle as both sides are fighting for a European spot!
2' An early shot for the visitors from Undav, but it's blocked.
1' The referee has blown the whistle, and we're underway at St. James' Park!
The reverse fixture between Newcastle and Brighton this season took place 278 days ago, on the 13th August 2022 (0-0). Excluding the 2019/20 campaign (which had a 3-month break during lockdown), it's the longest gap between two sides meeting in a single Premier League season.
Enciso is only fit enough for the bench after coming off against Arsenal. De Zerbi has much of his side out, as all of Jakub Moder (knee), Tariq Lamptey (knee), Jeremy Sarmiento (ankle), Adam Webster (muscle), Solly March (thigh), Joel Veltman (thigh) and Adam Lallana (thigh) are injured. Robert Sanchez has been left out of the squad per "an agreement" with De Zerbi and the club.
Eddie Howe has gone for a similar line-up which got Newcastle a point at Elland Road, with Wilson, Isak, and Almiron, starting up top as Gordon and Saint-Maximin only see the bench. The home side are without Sean Longstaff (ankle), Emil Krafth (ACL), Jamaal Lascelles (calf), and Matt Ritchie (knee) with only Longstaff having a chance of returning to action before the season ends.
Subs: Alexis Mac Allister, Julio Enciso, Yasin Ayari, Evan Ferguson, Thomas McGill, Odeluga Offiah, Andrew Moran, Cameron Peupion, Imari Samuels.
Brighton (4-2-3-1): Jason Steele; Pervis Estupinan, Lewis Dunk, Jan Paul van Hecke, Pascal Gross; Billy Gilmour, Moises Caicedo; Kaoru Mitoma, Deniz Undav, Facundo Buonanotte; Danny Welbeck.
Subs: Martin Dubravka, Paul Dummett, Anthony Gordon, Allan Saint-Maximin, Jamal Lewis, Matt Targett, Javier Manquillo, Elliot Anderson, Lewis Miley.
NEWCASTLE (4-3-3): Nick Pope; Dan Burn, Sven Botman, Fabian Schar, Kieran Trippier; Joe Willock, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton; Alexander Isak, Callum Wilson, Miguel Almiron.
Brighton delivered a remarkable tactical performance at the Emirates Stadium, securing a convincing victory over a an Arsenal side that will almost surely finish the league in second after mounting a serious title charge for the majority of the season. Currently sitting in sixth place, Brighton holds a one-point advantage over both Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa, although the latter two teams have played two more matches. Brighton's visit to St James' Park follows their impressive scoring streak of 12 consecutive Premier League games at the Emirates. Notably, they rank second in terms of away goals, with 33 strikes, trailing only Arsenal's 35. However, it is worth noting that De Zerbi's team has managed to keep clean sheets in only three away matches throughout the season.
Newcastle's third-placed spot in the Premier League is not as secure as they'd like. Manchester United are only behind them on goal difference, and Liverpool sit only one point worse off, though they have played a game more. In spite of their successful season, Newcastle is being hindered by a declining defence. Despite initially having the league's strongest backline, they have now gone eight matches without a clean sheet and have only managed to prevent Manchester United from scoring in their last 17 encounters.
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