Newcastle 4 Brighton 1 – Highlights

Newcastle on brink of Champions League after beating Brighton

Callum Wilson scored late on after which arrange one other objective as Newcastle received 4-1 at house to Brighton on Thursday to remain heading in the right direction for Champions League qualification.

Victory left Newcastle third within the Premier League desk and needing only one win from their remaining two league video games this season, at house to Leicester on Monday and away to Chelsea, to safe a spot amongst Europe’s elite.

Kieran Trippier’s lifeless-ball expertise paved the best way for Newcastle to go 2-0 up earlier than half-time at St James’ Park, his crosses resulting in an personal-objective from Deniz Undav and a headed objective by Dan Burn.

Undav, nevertheless, pulled a objective again for Brighton early within the second half.

However with the Seagulls pushing for an equaliser, Wilson scored on the counter-assault a minute from full-time earlier than establishing Bruno Guimaraes because the Magpies made it 4-1.

Defeat left Brighton in sixth place and nonetheless in rivalry for Europa League soccer subsequent season.

Newcastle supervisor Eddie Howe fielded the identical beginning XI that featured in final weekend’s 2-2 draw at Leeds with injured duo Sean Longstaff and Jacob Murphy once more lacking from the squad.

Against this, Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi made 4 adjustments to the crew which ran out for Sunday’s very good 3-0 win at Arsenal with Jan Paul van Hecke, Facundo Buonanotte, Undav and Danny Welbeck changing Levi Colwill, Alexis Mac Allister, Julio Enciso and Evan Ferguson respectively.

Newcastle have been the higher facet early on and their dominance was rewarded within the twenty third minute when Undav glanced a header into his personal web as he tried to clear Trippier’s wonderful inswinging nook.

And the northeast facet doubled their lead in first-half stoppage time when Burn rose above the Brighton defence to go in from a Trippier free-kick.

Saudi-backed Newcastle had an opportunity to place the consequence past doubt 5 minutes after the break however Miguel Almiron’s shot from level-clean vary was saved beautifully by Jason Steele.

Barely a minute later, south coast facet Brighton have been again within the sport when Undav ran onto Billy Gilmour’s by-ball earlier than beating England keeper Nick Pope.

Newcastle, nevertheless, had the ultimate say with Wilson’s 18th league objective this season, probably the most by a Newcastle participant since 2003/04 when Alan Shearer scored 22 objectives, crowning a fast counter-assault.

Wilson then turned supplier, unselfishly squaring the ball for Bruno to spark joyous celebrations amongst Newcastle’s loyal and passionate followers.


Newcastle 4 Brighton 1 – Highlights

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