Newcastle put in a great display tonight at St. James Park and moved a giant step towards Champions League qualification with an excellent 4-1 win over high-flying Brighton.
Brighton weren’t the team that mauled Arsenal 3-0 over the weekend, but this Newcastle team were determined tonight and the urge to win this game was there for all to see.
First half goals from Deniz Undav (own goal – 22 mins) and a towering header from Dan Burn 4 minutes into first half stoppage time saw the home side 2-0 up at the half.
But then Undav scored after 51 minutes – this time for Brighton – to make it a nervy 2-1.
That was before Callum Wilson after 89 minutes scored his 18th goal of the season having been set up by Almiron and then Callum set up Bruno Guimaraes within a couple of minutes to make the score a good 4-1 for Newcastle United.
The win brings our goal difference to +35 which is currently 7 better than Liverpool and 25 better than Manchester United.
A win against Leicester City on Monday night will assure Newcastle a first Champions League place since Sir Bobby Robson was manager back in the 2003-2004 season.
The crowd was a very good 52,122 and boy there will be some celebrating before many fans arrive home tonight.
Here’s how the league table stands after today’s game.
Eddie Howe must be Premier League manager of the year.
Howay The Bonnie Lads!!
49 comments so far
May 18, 2023 at 10:52 PMComment #41
Cheers Uncertain Toon…proper saddo charity case tonight 🙂 🙂
May 18, 2023 at 10:53 PMComment #42
Definitely dropping in the FPL points league though…was 50/50 between Isak and Wilson and definitely picked the wrong one! Made a big difference this week.
May 18, 2023 at 10:53 PMComment #43
I’m not piss stain
May 18, 2023 at 10:56 PMComment #44
IrishRob – this is why I think you’re a tw*t. You’re just horribly selfish. You are happy with coming onto a blog and ruining the blog match time experience and you don’t care because you had fun? You’re a selfish tw*t is what you are.
I’m all for people finding themselves and finding their way to be happy in their own skin but that doesn’t give you the right to be selfish and take joy from other people.
May 18, 2023 at 10:56 PMComment #45
When u watch Wednesday vs Peterbrough it really makes you wonder is faith real
May 18, 2023 at 10:56 PMComment #46
The owls are through, what a match, and a comeback for the ages, totally unbelievable.
May 18, 2023 at 10:57 PMComment #47
We need one more win
Liverpool will score loads against Hammers and Soton.
I thought we would win fine against Brighton.
The Leicester game is the tricky one. We should win but fatigue and njuries and expecting a win could leave the team under par. And Leicester will be desperate.I would take 1 nil now.
A draw and we need to win at Chelsea. And Eddie will do that
AnyToon in Indiana
May 18, 2023 at 10:57 PMComment #48
alright….going to go have a late cup of tea with the wife then off to dinner. Enjoy your night all!!!
May 18, 2023 at 10:59 PMComment #49
Chelsea bet still on even though I’m not on here much..
I can be found in the empress for any monies outstanding though..
Enjoy your summer my friend..