Brighton surged six factors away from the Premier League relegation zone with a 3-0 win over Newcastle.© AFP
Brighton surged six factors away from the Premier League relegation zone with a complete 3-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday to pile extra strain on Magpies boss Steve Bruce. Leandro Trossard, Danny Welbeck and Neal Maupay have been on the right track for the Seagulls as for as soon as this season Graham Potter’s males turned their dominance into targets. “Our performances in between the boxes have been really good, we’ve just been a bit short in the boxes,” mentioned Potter. “The game becomes a bit easier when you score.”
Brighton had received simply as soon as at dwelling within the league since June, however elevated Newcastle’s relegation fears.
Bruce’s males stay simply two factors away from third-bottom Fulham, albeit with a sport in hand to come back.
Nevertheless, momentum is towards Newcastle as they’ve received simply two of their final 19 video games.
“It’s difficult to digest at the moment. We simply weren’t anywhere near good enough on the night,” mentioned Bruce.
“Fair play to Brighton, they were better in every department.”
The guests additionally suffered the newest in a sequence of harm blows as Isaac Hayden was stretchered off earlier than half-time with what appeared like a severe knee downside.
Brighton took benefit of the first-half stoppage time added on for the Hayden harm as Trossard neatly introduced the ball underneath management and minimize inside earlier than discovering the underside nook with a well-struck shot.
Ryan Fraser got here closest to a Newcastle response when he hit the publish shortly after the restart.
Nevertheless it was Brighton who doubled their lead on 51 minutes when Welbeck adopted Trossard’s instance with a exact low end into the far nook from outdoors the realm.
Maupay rounded off the scoring 22 minutes from time by volleying dwelling Pascal Gross’s cross.
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