Brighton and Hove Albion brushed Newcastle United aside with a 3-0 victory in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
Percy Tau was named on the bench yet again, as Brighton persisted with the front-two pairing of Danny Welbeck and Neal Maupay from the win at Southampton last week Sunday.
Brighton should’ve taken the lead on four minutes through a first-time shot in the area from Jakub Moder following a ball behind the defence by Welbeck, but goalkeeper Martin Dubravka saved.
The Seagulls came close again eight minutes thereafter with a low rasping shot towards the centre of the area by Yves Bissouma, but Dubravka was once again equal to the task.
An even closing quarter appeared on the cards, however the Magpies threatened the lead from a corner-kick towards the back-post but Isaac Hayden nodded wide.
It was to be Hayden’s last involvement four minutes before halftime, as a coming-together saw him stretchered off and Jeff Hendrick enter as the replacement.
Brighton made use of the Magpies’ misfortune in the last minute of the half and took the lead through a curling strike from the inside-wide of the area by Leandro Trossard.
The Magpies made a fiery start minutes inside the second half and came close to draw level with a powerful shot from Ryan Fraser skinning the left-hand post.
Graham Potter’s side seized control five minutes from the break and bagged a second after Welbeck brought down a ball on the right, cut inside to curl into the bottom-corner.
Newcastle’s evening worsened towards the last 15 minutes when Maupay found space in the centre of the area to volley home a cross from the right-side.
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