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Brighton and Hove Albion crest

Brighton and Hove Albion

  • Tomer Hemed 51'
Newcastle United crest

Newcastle United

FT 24th September 2017 4:00 PM (BST)

Amex Stadium

Premier League

Referee : Andre Marriner

24th September 2017 4:00 PM (BST)

Commentary By @unknown

Thanks for joining our commentary this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye.

Brighton earn a valuable win at home to Newcastle - their second victory at the Amex Stadium on the spin. Tomer Hemed's goal was the difference between the two sides as he converted from close range early in the second half. The Magpies put the pressure on late, but struggled to carve out clear-cut openings as Chris Hughton's men defended well at the back to hold out for the three points.



The referee ends the contest.


Brighton stave off the latest spell of Newcastle pressure and that should secure the win.


Yellow card Jamal Lascelles


All hands on deck for Brighton at the back as Bruno is forced to clear his lines ahead of Gayle at the back.


SHOT! Gayle collects inside the box and turns his man to strike at goal, but he cannot generate any power on his strike, allowing Ryan to make the stop.


There will be three minutes of added time.


BLOCK! Dunk comes to rescue for Brighton at the back as he flies out of the line to charge down Shelvey's strike on the edge of the box. Great defending from the home side.


Duffy's headed clearance loops dangerously up in the air as Gayle lurks in the box, but Ryan scampers off his line to gather the loose ball.


Brighton weather the storm at the back for now. Can they hold out for the final minutes of the contest?


Dunk comes to the fore again as he beats Clark in the air to head behind. However, the pressure persists from the Magpies.


Merino opens up the Brighton defence with an incisive pass to Shelvey, but the midfielder's low cross is cleared behind by Dunk.


Gamez collects a cross to the back post and drills an effort at goal on the half-volley, but he sends his strike wide of the post.


Substitution Chancel Mbemba Mangulu Jesús Gámez Duarte


March beats Yedlin with a neat piece of skill down the flank and he sends a low cross into the box, but Clark is on hand to clear the danger.


Substitution Anthony Knockaert Jamie Murphy


CHANCE! Yedlin raids into space down the right and sends a cross into the back post. Shelvey and Gayle lose their battles to head at goal and it travels to Atsu at the back post, but he scuffs his effort into the ground.


OVER! Shelvey strikes his effort over the wall, but he sends his strike over the bar.


Yellow card Shane Duffy


Yellow card Shane Duffy


Brighton are siting back here and are allowing the visitors to drive on to them. A change may be needed by Hughton to reverse the momentum.


OFF THE POST! Shelvey almost scores straight from the corner as he whips the ball towards the near post, but it clatters off the woodwork and bounces clear. Ryan may have had that covered.


Shelvey sends the ball long into the box for Gayle's run, forcing Duffy to head behind for a Newcastle corner.


Substitution José Luis Sanmartín Mato Dwight Gayle


Yedlin and Perez down the right flank, but the Spaniard is unable to keep the ball in play on the byline under pressure from Propper.


Newcastle are edging back into the contest, but their lack of quality in the final third has prevented them from testing Ryan as of yet.


Substitution Isaac Hayden Jonjo Shelvey


Dunk misplaces a simple pass and it allows Newcastle to steal possession. Ritchie collects 30 yards from goal, but he pulls his effort well wide of the post.


Duffy comes forward from the back to attack Bruno's long throw into the box from the right, but he loops his header straight into Elliot's hands.


Hemed does well under pressure from Lascelles as he retains possession and offloads to Gross, allowing the home side to break in numbers.


WIDE! Ritchie smashes his strike straight into the wall, but Merino gathers the rebound. He strikes his effort with power and it takes a deflection off Duffy and travels towards the net. Unfortunately for the Magpies it drifts inches past the post.


Ritchie is caught on the edge of the area by Suttner and Newcastle are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position.


Ritchie sends the ball in low to the box, but Duffy tracks the run of Joselu into the area and makes a good sliding challenge to stop the strike.


Clark gives the ball away on the edge of his own box, but he atones for his mistake as he steers Bruno's cross away from Gross in the middle.


The Seagulls have been dominant in the second half and have forced the issue to send the Magpies back towards their own box.


OFF THE LINE! Brighton open up the visitors down the right flank as Knockaert releases Bruno. He powers the ball across the face of goal and March reaches at the back post to steer his effort towards the net. However, Elliot does brilliantly to stick out his foot to stop the ball travelling over the line.


March raids down the left and sends a low cross into the box, but Lascelles takes command of the situation to clear at the near post.


Assist Dale Stephens


Goal Tomer Hemed


Lascelles brings down Hemed from behind and gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position. Brighton send the big men up from the back into the box.


A slow start to the half, although Brighton have enjoyed a solid period of possession in the Newcastle half.


We're back underway at the Amex Stadium.

The players are back out for the second half, so we should be underway again shortly.

It's goalless at the break at the Amex Stadium. Newcastle may have the best chances of the first half as Joselu fired wide of the post, while Ayoze Perez blazed an effort over the bar. Brighton have come close through Pascal Gross, who saw his effort blocked on the line by his team-mate Anthony Knockaert. However, the game is crying out for an increase in quality in the final third in the second half.



The referee ends the first half.


WIDE! Newcastle break at the end of the half and Ritchie sends a cross into the box. Joselu glances the ball towards the back post, but it travels well past the post.


Duffy latches on to a long cross into the box from March and he makes contact with a decent header, but Elliot is able to make the diving stop.


There will be one minute of added time.


Suttner has to be alert at the back this time as Atsu cuts the ball back across the box, but the left-back diverts the ball away from Ritchie.


Newcastle probe on the edge of the box, but Bruno watches the run of Atsu carefullly and wins a goal-kick for his team.


SAVE! Ritchie goes for the strike, but his effort is saved comfortably by Ryan. Both sides have lacked the quality needed to break the deadlock this afternoon.


Gross takes out Ritchie off the ball to stop the flow of a Newcastle counter. The Magpies have a free-kick in the Brighton half.


The Seagulls are enjoying periods of possession on the edge of the Newcastle box, but are lacking the decisive pass needed to open up the Magpies.


Brighton break forward in numbers through March. He finds Stephens who then sends the balll out to Gross, but his return pass to his team-mate is intercepted.


OVER Mbemba breaks forward down the left and he sends the ball to Perez to strike. However, the Spaniard snatches at the strike and fires his effort over the bar.


The Magpies have not been convincing defending set-pieces, but have managed to survive another dangerous delivery into the box. They're getting plenty of men behind the ball and around the net to protect Elliot.


March chases a long ball over the top of the Newcastle defence and goes down under pressure from Yedlin. Brighton have a free-kick in a dangerous position.


Brighton clear their lines from the resulting corner and are able to bring the ball away from danger.


Atsu raids down the left flank and fires a low ball into the box. Duffy takes a wild swing to clear, but the ball smashes off Bruno and goes behind for a corner.


MISS! Newcastle should be ahead, but Joselu misses a sitter from close range. Perez's cross was deflected into his path inside the box, but after turning well he could only put his left-footed effort wide of the post.


Brighton are having success down the left flank and Suttner advances into space, but sends his cross behind for a goal-kick. The Seagulls just need to find that clinical edge in the final third.


Knockaert has space on the left and he tries to whip the ball with power towards the net, but he slices his effort out for a Newcastle throw-in.


March has space down the left once again and he sends a low cross into the box, but this one is more straight forward for Elliot to gather.


SAVE! March collects the ball on the left and he curls a cross into the box. It bounces into the six-yard box, but Hemed fails to gamble. The effort still forces Elliot into a making a fine save as the trajectory of the ball was heading towards the bottom corner.


Yellow card Anthony Knockaert


BLOCK! Knockaert opens up the Newcastle defence and sends a ball out wide to March. He drills the ball low into the box and it falls kindly for Gross to volley at goal. He makes a sweet connection on his strike, but it's blocked by his own team-mate Knockaert. Unlucky for the home side.


Ritchie has time to send a low ball into the box, but neither Perez nor Joselu are able to collect it, allowing the ball to trickle out for a goal-kick.


Knockaert and Gross combine in the Newcastle half to tee up Hemed for a strike, but the forward can only drill his effort straight at Elliot.


Hemed makes a move to the near post to head March's cross from the left at goal, but he can only guide his effort over the bar.


SCRAMBLE! March wins a corner for the home side and from the resulting cross there's a scramble in the six-yard box, but Hemed cannot register an effort at goal before the Magpies clear their lines.


Hemed tries to turn his man in the box, but Clark remains on his feet and the Brighton forward loses control to allow Elliot to gather.


SAVE! Duffy has to head behind Ritchie's delivery and from the resulting corner, Merino latches on to the loose ball on the edge of the box. The Spaniard strikes into the ground, but Ryan spreads himself down to his right to make the stop.


Joselu is clattered from behind in the early stages of the game by Duffy. He wins Newcastle a free-kick in the Brighton half.


We're underway at the Amex Stadium.

The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.

STAT ATTACK! Should Lascelles score today he will become only the second Newcastle defender to score in three consecutive three Premier League matches.

FLASHBACK! Newcastle recorded a 2-1 win over Brighton in their meeting in the Championship last season. Glenn Murray put the Seagulls ahead from the penalty spot, but late strikes from Mohamed Diame and Ayoze Perez secure the win for Benitez's men.

Newcastle are unchanged from their win over Stoke last week. Benitez has resisted the opportunity to recall Jonjo Shelvey to the line-up, keeping faith with Mikel Merino and Issac Hayden in the middle of the park.

Brighton have made one change to their side from their defeat to Bournemouth last week. Bruno is restored to the side in place of Liam Rosenior at right-back, while Hemed continues to lead the line supported by Gross.

Newcastle subs: Murphy, Shelvey, Gayle, Diame, Manquillo, Darlow, Gamez.

NEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1): Elliot; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba; Merino, Hayden; Ritchie, Perez, Atsu; Joselu.

Brighton subs: Krul, Hunemeier, Murphy, Izquierdo, Schelotto, Rosenior, Brown.

BRIGHTON (4-4-1-1): Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner; Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, March; Gross, Hemed.

The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.

Captain Jamaal Lascelles has developed into an important player for the Magpies. He scored the decisive goal against Swansea. He continued his goal-scoring efforts against Stoke last week  by scoring another winner. The defender could be in line for another vital display this afternoon.

After losing their opening two matches of the season, Newcastle have bounced back brilliantly. The Magpies ended their losing run against West Ham, defeating the Hammers 3-0 at St James' Park. They have backed up their efforts since by beating Swansea on the road and then recording a 2-1 win over Stoke City last time out on home soil.

However, the Seagulls were unable to build on their win, suffering a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth last time out in the Premier League. They lost to the Cherries for the second game on the bounce at Dean Court in the League Cup during the week. Hughton's men need to get back to winning ways against his former team.

Brighton recorded their first win of the season in their last home match, defeating West Brom 3-1. Pascal Gross scored a brace to fire Chris Hughton's men to the three points, while Tomer Hemed also got on the scoresheet.

Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Brighton and Newcastle United at the Amex Stadium.

As it stood

P GD Pts
1 Manchester City 5 +14 13
2 Manchester United 5 +14 13
3 Chelsea 5 +3 10
5 Tottenham Hotspur 5 +4 8
6 Huddersfield Town 5 +2 8
7 Burnley 5 +1 8
8 Liverpool 5 0 8
9 Southampton 5 0 8
10 West Bromwich Albion 5 0 8
11 Watford 5 -2 8
12 Arsenal 5 -1 7
13 Stoke City 5 -1 5
14 Swansea City 5 -3 5
15 Leicester City 5 -2 4
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 -3 4
17 West Ham United 5 -6 4
18 Everton 5 -8 4
19 Bournemouth 5 -6 3
20 Crystal Palace 5 -8 0

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