Date: 22nd October 2018 at 1:00pm
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Newcastle United had probably identified the Brighton and Hove Albion clash last Saturday as a good opportunity to pick up our first Premier League win of the 2018/19 season but it certainly didn’t turn out like that.

With Brighton scoring via Beram Kayal from one of only two chances on target, Newcastle couldn’t muster a goal from their six efforts and the frustration was we had 27 attempts in total so really should’ve at least taken a point, if not more from the game.

A new week ticks by though as we sit bottom of the top-flight table and we continue in our search for a first win.

With a number of players coming in for flak following the match on social media, midfielder Mohamed Diame also came in for plenty of criticism following his own performance in the match.

With the 31-year-old having struggled to dominate the midfielder area, as well as seemingly being wasteful, his actual statistics from the game do tell a different story according to WhoScored as they rated him as being our fifth-best performer on the day, and in terms of being wasteful he had an 81.9% pass accuracy as well.

Stats don’t tell the whole story of course, but they add to it.

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