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Newcastle Icon Surprised By Brighton’s Display

Newcastle were completely dominant yesterday at Brighton in the first 45 minutes, but we were only 1-0 up at half time through an excellent Ayoze Perez goal.

But then Brighton woke up in the second half and came back at Newcastle.

It was a similar game to last week’s game against the Saints at home.

We were dominant in that first half and were 2-0 up with two Perez goals.

And we were hanging on for the 2-1 win in the second half when Perez got his hat-trick with just four minutes to play, and we won 3-1.

But we should have also had the 3 points yesterday, and it seems that Alan Shearer talking on BBC Match of the Day last night thought the same thing.

But he also said 1-1 was a fair result in the end because of Brighton’s comeback in the second half.

This is what Alan said last night:

“The difference was remarkable. They were lazy, scared, nervous in the first half.”

“They weren’t prepared to put a shift in and Newcastle dominated the first half.”

“The space around Jonjo Shelvey was just incredible – no one was prepared to do the hard work from Brighton.”

“Shelvey was picking his head up and placing passes with ease. It was unbelievable from Brighton.”

“The back five at Newcastle didn’t have to do anything but in the second half it changed.”

“He (Hughton) brought Solly March on and he pressed. Everyone got 10 or 15 yards further up the pitch and pressed Newcastle.”

“All of a sudden Glenn Murray comes alive and Newcastle’s defense had to work.”

“They could have won the game but I think a draw was a fair result.”

“The change from the first and second half was remarkable,”

Now we have Liverpool and Fulham still to play to finish off the season.

That last game could be difficult.


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4 comments so far

  • RonVanDam

    Apr 28, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #1

    In terms of rumors linking Rafa to PSG, if MA offers him another shitty budget and unreasonable conditions – Rafa should walk. He’s coming to the end of his management career and if he doesn’t get respected and rewarded for his worth, PSG is the perfect place for him to slowly wind down his bring closure to his illustrious career. Plus he will have 2 world class players at his disposal as well.
    Maybe then MA will realize his mistake when he next donkey undoes everything Rafa has done to piece the club together in terms of football, fans and city

  • Pain in the Blog

    Apr 28, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #2

    I think that Hoots beat Rafa hands down in the half-time team talks yesterday.

  • Jib

    Apr 28, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Who cares about stupid rumours linking Rafa with PSG
    Only fools listen to them

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 28, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Shelvey cleared his mind and stated:

    He has not had a bust-up with Rafa Benitez
    He still sees his future on Tyneside – providing he gets a chance to perform
    Why he has stayed quiet and turned down interview requests
    That his head hasn’t been turned by West Ham or any other club
    And that his absence from the team left him feeling low as United went on a fantastic run of results


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