Newcastle United confirmed the impression of control over the championship. Rafael Benitez and his players triumphantly strode across the lawn after the final whistle here to welcome two steps support the massive ranks of swelling on the bench for Karl Darlow goal, familiar with the choir welcoming the leadership of this division, having quickly picked up on Geordie twang.
The destiny of the title was not decided, as Benitez was quick to stress, but a significant psychological blow can be struck. The triumph, loud and long, showed as much. They were heated, the probability of their success. Brighton & Hove Albion, on top of the kick-off and great for a long period, led to blistering competition from the beginning and regularly stretched Darlow and protection, while yielding cruelly at the last.
The promotion of Brighton there will be a greater feat than to take Newcastle up, says Houghton
It was only nine minutes when the visitors clawed to dub themselves with fancy equalized, and the game entered its final 60 seconds of normal time, when ayoze Perez took the victory. Brighton have proved themselves in times this term to be the best team in the division, but Newcastle are recognized as having a deep squad. The Spaniard stole the victory with his first significant touch was a reminder of the depth of talent at their disposal. There was satisfaction to be had ahead of their owners to open two points at the top, especially with a tricky trip to Huddersfield and read on.
“We had great games this season, but the main thing here was we played against a very good team,” said Benitez. “Coming back against a team like Brighton … so, yeah, this is nice.” It was the first time Newcastle had won after delivering the first goal of the season. Counter-punch to this quirk it was also the first time in 19 attempts, Brighton has not won the match, scoring the first goal.
There is no shame in defeat, no luck nature of the Newcastle goal, but at the end of collapse, it seemed cruel. Perfection darlow, and the goal-line cleaning from Paul Dummett, when the goalkeeper was wrong, kept the hosts within reach for all that Newcastle were incensed at the award Bobby is replacing. before the penalty, which set them back early on. The referee moved to the center of the fight on the edge of the goalie, while Anthony Knockaert is still waiting to be put in a corner, to warn players from both sides that any hint of a fight may be punished, yet there was an inevitability about the fight that ensued between Glenn Murray and Ciaran Clark. Perhaps the key was to push Jamaal Lascelle the striker is still struggling with his marker, which sent him crumpling to the turf.
“But You can’t give a penalty in this game from this situation,” said Benitez. Murray didn’t address with any certainty, but took itself in hands, to slot into 17th goal in the campaign as rewards for the initial boiling of Brighton.
However, despite all that the owners always kept threat on the counter, usually with a choice Knockaert, surely Newcastle won back in control. They clicked every time when Jonjo Shelvey got on the ball, or whenever Christian ATSU can rip with anger on their friends the borrower to Chelsea Fikayo Tomori as the boy struggled in an unfamiliar left-back berth. David Stockdale thwarted Ghanaian winger, and assured his mistakes are not punished lock Yoan Gouffran, but he is lame Dwight Gayle missed, it was only when Daryl Murphy took off from the bench that showed the necessary punch to make their mark.
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The influence of the Irish, rude aggression leading strings, served to get Brighton back. He won the top two and, from second, Stockdale punched the supply of Matt Ritchie. The ball looped into the ATS, whose volley is skewed from downloading it, to remove Murphy and cannoned in the ankle Mohamed Diamé in the loop for Tomori on the goal line. It was a Fluke goal, a goal to deflate the hosts and undermine their credibility in an instant.
“This is a very strong team in Newcastle a bit of the dynamics in the recent period,” said Brighton’s Chris hughton. “But they are by far the best squad in the division and winning goal showed the quality they have at their disposal.” That’s been pulled out of death, Richie arc glorious crosfild to pass Bruno Salter on the opposite flank to the ATS to collect on the charge.
His square pass was finished resolutely and joyfully on Perez in the center, with the rearguard of Brighton pulled out of position and pierced. It was a goal befitting in the top division, where both clubs are surely heading. Newcastle, with the best exit in the second tier, unable to approach those tricky trip next week with confidence. Brighton, with only 10 losses in the championship 81 games will have the stamina to recover from this failure. “I see that we bounce back because we need,” added Houghton. “We have no choice. But the closer we remain at Newcastle, the more chance we have of going up.”