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.