Newcastle were 1-0 up after just 18 minutes in this game with another fabulous goal from Ayoze Perez – his 11th Premier League goal this season.
Newcastle were completely dominant in the first 45 minutes but couldn’t add to their score – which has been a familiar theme this season.
And with Brighton not having scored for seven games we even thought we could go on to win this game.
But a turning point in the game was when Perez had to go off injured after 32 minutes and on came Kenedy, who had a poor game.
But the second half was awful, and we allowed a goal after 75 minutes from Pascal Gross – when he was allowed to head past Dubravka.
That was Brighton’s first goal in their last 8 games – why did we think that might happen today?
And in stoppage time, striker Glenn Murray had a chance, and he should have really scored, and the Seagulls could even have won it.
Ayoze Perez – his 12th goal this season
The second half display was simply not good enough, but if referee Mike Dean had given us one of three penalty calls in the first half, the game should have been out of sight by half-time.
A very disappointing result against a side who haven’t scored in the league for six games and had picked up just one point in that period.
It wasn’t good enough overall.
Let us know who you think Newcastle best player was in the draw at Brighton this afternoon.