Newcastle United welcomed Brighton and Hove Albion at St. James’ Park earlier tonight as they looked to earn a positive result at home in the Premier League. The Magpies made a quick start to the game and scored the opening goal in the 22nd minute when Deniz Undav scored an unfortunate own goal. Dan Burn doubled Newcastle’s advantage in the first half injury-time as Eddie Howe’s men went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.
Deniz Undav got a goal back for the Seagulls in the 51st minute. However, Callum Wilson killed the game off in the 89th minute before Bruno Guimaraes got his name on the scoresheet in injury time. The contest ended with Newcastle earning a dominant 4-1 win in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player fared during the match against the Seagulls.
GK: Nick Pope – 6.5/10
Pope made one good save in the game but will be disappointed after conceding a goal early in the second half.
RB: Kieran Trippier – 8/10
He was solid when defending inside his half and managed to engineer some decent chances in the final third. Trippier has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CB: Fabian Schar – 7/10
Schar cleared the danger when needed and was a real threat at the other end of the field.
CB: Sven Botman – 6/10
He made one crucial clearance at the back and was accurate with his passing.
LB: Dan Burn – 7.5/10
He got stuck in with some solid tackles and was a threat inside the opponent’s penalty box. Burn managed to score in the dying embers of the first half to restore his team’s lead.
CM: Joe Willock – 6.5/10
Willock had a few bright moments in the game but was replaced in the 60th minute.
CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 8.5/10
The Brazilian talent was a positive influence at both ends of the field and has got a goal to show for his efforts.
CM: Joelinton – 7/10
Joelinton earned the ball back twice and made a couple of decent runs going forward.
RW: Miguel Almiron – 8.5/10
He was a constant menace on the right flank and ended the game with an assist to his name.
ST: Callum Wilson – 8.5/10
Wilson caused a lot of headaches for the Brighton defenders and ended the match with a goal and an assist to his name.
LW: Alexander Isak – 7.5/10
He showed some flashes of what he can do in the final third but struggled to finish off his chances.
CM: Elliot Anderson – 6/10
Anderson added some energy to Newcastle’s midfield.
RW: Anthony Gordon – N/A
He hardly had any time to influence the game.
LW: Allan Saint-Maximin – N/A
Saint-Maximin made one good run with the ball.
RB: Javier Manquillo – N/A
He came on for the final few moments of the game.
LB: Matt Targett – N/A
Targett came on in injury time.