Date: 21st October 2018 at 12:33pm
Written by:
Newcastle United
0 – 1
Brighton & Hove Albion

St James' Park

Premier League

21/10/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 50329

Referee: Andre Marriner

Newcastle United Brighton & Hove Albion
B Kayal (29)
Martin Dubravka Mathew Ryan
DeAndre Yedlin Bruno (68)
Jamaal Lascelles Shane Duffy
Federico Fernandez Lewis Dunk
Paul Dummett Gaëtan Bong
Matt Ritchie Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Jonjo Shelvey Dale Stephens
Mohamed Diamé Beram Kayal
Robert Kenedy José Izquierdo (80)
Ayoze Pérez Solly March
Yoshinori Muto (74) Glenn Murray (16)


Fabian Schär Yves Bissouma (80)
Jacob Murphy Jürgen Locadia (16)
Isaac Hayden Florin Andone
Javi Manquillo Anthony Knockaert
Joselu (74) Leon Balogun
Karl Darlow David Button
Christian Atsu Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Junior (68)

Game Statistics

27 Goal attempts 8
6 On Target 2
10 Corners 2
13 Fouls 18
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
68 % 32

Momentum between a growing number of Toon Army believers about the inevitable end of Rafa Benitez and his Newcastle United managerial tenure is growing faster than an old jack-rabbit can outrun a young competitive companion.

Brighton Battering?

Brighton did not batter United albeit it, the result felt like they did. Perhaps a lackluster performance would have been a suitable word. Nevertheless, the club is spiraling towards the Championship, whether you like it or not.

Toon Army Delighted

Those who want to see the back of Benitez must be lovin’ it. I mean, there is no way Mike Ashley will wish to sell the club if Newcastle is playing in England’s second tier – he won’t get anywhere near the number of spondoolies he is hoping for.

Rafa’s days are numbered!

Rate the players

Does anyone have the appetite to rate Newcastle United vs. Brighton players?



The inevitable post-match Newcastle United bashing began as soon as the final whistle blew. However, we are not going to go there.

Instead, I will write a positive piece first thing in the morning.