Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Newcastle United: Seagulls boost survival hopes

Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Newcastle United: Seagulls boost survival hopes

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Danny Welbeck celebrates his goal with his team-mates
Danny Welbeck scored his fourth Premier League goal from outside the box – and first since April 2018

Brighton eased their relegation concerns at the expense of fellow strugglers Newcastle as Graham Potter’s side moved six points clear of the Premier League’s bottom three with a deserved victory at Amex Stadium.

Leandro Trossard’s curled finish into the bottom corner in first-half stoppage-time was the least Brighton’s early dominance deserved, and Danny Welbeck’s sublime strike from outside the box doubled the advantage six minutes after the restart.

Neal Maupay then put the result beyond any doubt as he met Pascal Gross’ cross for his first goal in 10 league games midway through the second half.

Newcastle were second best throughout and rarely threatened a comeback – indeed they failed to have a shot on target – though Ryan Fraser was inches away from an equaliser when he fired against the post shortly after the break.

While 18th-placed Fulham missed the chance to move above Steve Bruce’s side with a 2-1 defeat by Leeds on Friday, Newcastle remain in serious trouble with just two points separating them from the relegation places – albeit with a game in hand on the Cottagers.

More to follow.



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  • 11TrossardSubstituted forMac Allisterat 79′minutes
  • 9Maupay
  • 18WelbeckSubstituted forZeqiriat 83′minutes


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  • 17Alzate
  • 19Izquierdo
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  • 24Pröpper
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  • 33Burn


Formation 4-3-3

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  • 6Lascelles
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  • 28WillockSubstituted forMurphyat 62′minutes
  • 8Shelvey
  • 14HaydenSubstituted forHendrickat 45+2′minutes
  • 9Joelinton
  • 24AlmirónSubstituted forS Longstaffat 76′minutes
  • 21Fraser


  • 7Carroll
  • 11Ritchie
  • 12Gayle
  • 15Lewis
  • 16Hendrick
  • 18Fernández
  • 23Murphy
  • 26Darlow
  • 36S Longstaff

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