Brighton & Hove Albion failed to win yet another Premier League game after Newcastle United held the Seagulls by 1-1 at the American Express Community Stadium.
Graham Potter’s side went ahead into the game in the first half after the Belgian forward Leandro Trossard scored from the penalty spot. But, the Magpies equalized the game in the second half thanks to a volleyed effort by Isaac Hayden. In the dying moments of the game. The Seagulls keeper Roberto Sánchez was shown a red card for cynical last-man foul on Callum Wilson.
Following this result, Potter’s side is without a win in their last seven games in all competitions. Sitting seventh in the league with 17 points in 11 games. On the other hand, the Magpies are still without a win in this league campaign. As they are currently 19th with five points in 11 games.
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Newcastle United post-match analysis:
The Seagulls were dominant from the get-go and found themselves ahead midway through the first half. Whereas the Newcastle defence found it difficult to contain Trossard and fouled him inside the box. The referee David Coote awarded the penalty with the help of VAR. The Belgian made no mistake to convert the spot-kick.
Newcastle scored the equaliser from a corner kick completely against the run of play. A well-delivered corner was brilliantly headed back into the danger zone by Ciaran Clark and Hayden made no mistake to score the equaliser.
In the additional time, Robert Sánchez picked up a red card after tripping down Wilson who was one on one with the Spanish keeper. While referees once again needed the VAR’s assistance to make the right decision and captain Lewis Dunk had to fill in the gaps between the sticks. Seagulls had already made three substitutions at that point of the game.
After the game, Graham Potter admitted that the Newcastle equaliser changed the momentum of the game. He said on the club website:
“Up until their goal, I thought we had really good control of the game. We pushed them back and it’s not easy to play against a side that’s playing as low as they were with the counter-attacking players that they have. “I thought we did our best to keep them quiet, but the goal changed the complexion of the game a little bit and then it wasn’t quite as controlled as we would have liked, although it’s impossible to control a Premier League game for 90 minutes. It’s a good point for us that we will take and we move forward.”
The upcoming fixtures for both teams
Brighton will be travelling to Aston Villa in their next game after the international break and Newcastle will host Brentford at St. James Park as it will be the first game in charge for the new manager Eddie Howe.