Callum Wilson scored late on after which arrange one other purpose as Newcastle received 4-1 at dwelling to Brighton on Thursday to remain on track 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 dwelling to Leicester on Monday and away to Chelsea, to safe a spot amongst Europe’s elite.
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Kieran Trippier’s dead-ball abilities paved the way in which for Newcastle to go 2-0 up earlier than half-time at St James’ Park, his crosses resulting in an own-goal from Deniz Undav and a headed purpose by Dan Burn.
Undav, nevertheless, pulled a purpose again for Brighton early within the second half. But with the Seagulls pushing for an equaliser, Wilson scored on the counter-attack 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 competition for Europa League soccer subsequent season.
There was additionally a particular second for Australian and Brighton teenager Cameron Peupion who made his Premier League debut after approaching instead within the eighty fifth minute.
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.
Callum Wilson scored in opposition to Brighton. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)Source: AFP
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By distinction, Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi made 4 modifications to the crew which ran out for Sunday’s excellent 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 had been the higher facet early on and their dominance was rewarded within the twenty third minute when Undav glanced a header into his personal internet as he tried to clear Trippier’s glorious 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 point-blank vary was saved beautifully by Jason Steele.
Barely a minute later, south coast facet Brighton had been again within the sport when Undav ran onto Billy Gilmour’s through-ball earlier than beating England keeper Nick Pope.
Newcastle, nevertheless, had the ultimate say with Wilson’s 18th league purpose this season, probably the most by a Newcastle participant since 2003/04 when Alan Shearer scored 22 targets, crowning a speedy counter-attack.
Wilson then turned supplier, unselfishly squaring the ball for Bruno to spark joyous celebrations amongst Newcastle’s loyal and passionate followers.
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