Newcastle 0 Brighton 0 – Watch the official match highlights here
It ended Newcastle 0 Brighton 0 on Saturday night.
An abysmal performance with Newcastle having only 29% possession.
Steve Bruce employing the most negative of tactics.
A lucky point as Brighton dominated.
Almiron forced a decent save in the first half and Fabian Schar made a brilliant clearance to rescue a point, which was about as good as it got.
Allan Saint-Maximin was lively in the final 20 minutes and at least gives some hope moving ahead.
As for Andy Carroll, even though he contributed little in his brief appearance, he did at least rouse the crowd to life a little with his introduction.
The thousands and thousands of empty seats speaking volumes in a dismal atmosphere.
Watch the official highlights here to see for yourself…
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 0 Brighton 0 – Saturday 21 September 5.30pm
Possession was Brighton 71% Newcastle 29%
Total shots were Brighton 16 Newcastle 11
Shots on target were Brighton 3 Newcastle 4
Corners were Brighton 3 Newcastle 5
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Newcastle team v Brighton:
Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar (Fernandez 80), Lascelles, Dummett, Willems (Carroll 82), Hayden, Shelvey (Ki 73), Atsu, Almiron (Saint-Maximin 73), Joelinton
Darlow, Muto, Krafth, Fernandez
Crowd: 43,360 (Looked less than 40,000 actually inside SJP (1,500 Brighton))
(Steve Bruce reacts to the performance and result – read HERE)
(Read instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the game HERE)
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