The final scoreline read Brighton 3 Newcastle 1.
Roberto De Zerbi’s aspect comprehensively beating the visitors to streak top four, with three victories from their opening quartet of Premier League matches.
While Eddie Howe’s players accumulate themselves down in the bottom half of the table, with three defeats of their four games that have kicked off the season.
No longer that you would have guessed the scoreline had ended Brighton 3 Newcastle 1 and the house club’s 18 year customary striker had scored a hat-trick!
By the level the final whistle came, the Brighton players have been greeted by more empty seats than appreciative supporters.
Indeed, most Brighton fans have been absolute self belief amazed to uncover later that actually the match hadn’t ended 3-0 AND Newcastle United had even managed a goal!
Attempting out from the away stay, I reckon once the match hit 80 minutes, that was then the house supporters started flooding out of the Amex Stadium.
Stare, all americans is aware of Brighton’s floor is a nightmare to regain away from BUT if you don’t stay late to acknowledge your top four team after swatting away a gigantic anticipated rival and your 18 year customary scores his first ever Premier League hat-trick, exactly when would you ever stay to the ‘bitter’ stay???
Imagine the scenes at St James’ Park if say Lewis Miley or Elliot Anderson had scored a hat-trick and Newcastle had won so well, handiest a very small handful of the most dedicated early leavers would dream of now no longer staying late to revel in the plump performance and reveal their appreciation at the final whistle.
The atmosphere was amazing in the away stay on Saturday, all issues regarded as. Despite the fact that a 700 miles round day commute and the game moved to a Saturday evening. Thanks!
If you had moral woken up at the Amex Stadium when the final whistle sounded and had slept via the final three quarters of the match, you would have instantly ‘identified’ who had won… and it wouldn’t have been Brighton.
Moderately a few journalists have posted images and video of the travelling Newcastle United fans after the final whistle, that is what Craig Hope of The Mail has attach up on-line:
🎶 This was the away stay after Newcastle misplaced at Brighton yesterday… pic.twitter.com/UETLRZ7JT3
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) September 3, 2023
This reaction to defeat tells you a lot more than when Newcastle United are winning.
If I am having a search for a accurate barometer of conception as to what Newcastle United fans are pondering / feeling at any 2d in time. Amazingly, I take glimpse of the hardcore regulars who travel a total lot of miles every various match to toughen the team, as adverse to trolls and attention seekers on social media who are merely desperate to be seen and appear more outraged than their fellow trolls / attention seekers.
I would say that no one in that away stay on Saturday was happy with what they had moral watched BUT that may be very various to seeing this as some more or less crisis and having a search for scapegoats to blame and power out of the team, or certainly club, whether that is Eddie Howe or any of his players.
The away hardcore of fans who apply the team in each place, really appreciate what Eddie Howe and this neighborhood of players have completed AND proceed to achieve. So many brilliant away journeys these past 20 months and certainly St James’ Park becoming a fortress once more.
This reaction at the tip and barely a single NUFC fan having left the Amex Stadium, tells you for certain that Eddie Howe and his players haven’t misplaced the arrogance of the fanbase.
Constructive, we all have our maintain ideas on who ought to detached and shouldn’t have played and what tactics / formation ought to detached have been stale, BUT that is all moral part of being a football fan and having an conception. None of us contemplate we know better than Eddie Howe, we moral wonder if maybe issues may have grew to develop into out in another way, on the finest a few occasions when Newcastle United are really 2d finest.
Solely an fool wouldn’t acknowledge that Newcastle have been handed an atrocious start to the season, playing four of last season’s top seven. It was always going to be tough and the reality is that NUFC have one less level from these same four fixtures as compared to last season. Which may and ought to detached have been two factors more, as regardless of Liverpool doing well in the circumstances, last week was a smash and grab and Newcastle easily deserved the three factors based on the overall play and chances created and so on.
As I say, I contemplate the Newcastle away hardcore are the affirm barometer to desire exactly how the fanbase are generally feeling. When we have a sinful un as manager, the away fans call it out, even as at the same time detached supporting the players on the pitch, see you later as they are giving it all the pieces.
A finest example was Sam Allardyce, we knew he was a horrendous preference as manager and after he fluked it early on with the assist of a form race of opening fixtures, his final 13 games as Newcastle boss saw handiest two very lucky wins and seven defeats, playing dismal football. A number of the finest a few respectable issues Mike Ashley did was give Fat Sam the sack and herald Kevin Keegan.
The Newcastle fans depended on KK and may stare what he was trying to achieve, they had faith he would flip it around regardless of his opening eight Premier League matches bringing two draws and six defeats. Obvious adequate, once he had acquired to the heart of the factors in the squad and regardless of very sophisticated overall working circumstances at the club underneath Ashley, Wise and others, Kevin Keegan produced a race of seven games undefeated and playing far better football, NUFC scoring 14 goals in the seven games and hanging in performances admire winning 4-1 at Spurs and easily beating the Mackems 2-0.
Even with the nonsense that was going on late his back, if Kevin Keegan had stayed, Newcastle United would by no means have arrive shut to relegation the following season, no matter what dirty tricks the likes of Wise and Ashley pulled.
The bond between manager, players and fans is key, obviously even better if the club’s householders are also pushing in the same route as well.
Nothing is broken at Newcastle United in the unusual day, moral a case of all of us, the manager, players and fans, coming back in two weeks time and starting to attach it accurate with the house game against Brentford.
Stats from BBC Sport:
Brighton 3 Newcastle 1 – Saturday 2 September 5.30pm
Ferguson 27, 65, 70
(Half-time stats in brackets)
Possession was Brighton 56% (59%) Newcastle 44% (41%)
Total photographs have been Brighton 15 (12) Newcastle 9 (4)
Shots on target have been Brighton 6 (4) Newcastle 2 (0)
Corners have been Brighton 5 (4) Newcastle 3 (1)
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Pope, Trippier, Schar, Burn, Targett (Lascelles 74), Bruno, Joelinton (Wilson 58), Tonali (Longstaff 58), Gordon, Almiron (Anderson 58), Isak (Barnes 74)
Dubravka, Livramento, Murphy, Hall
(Official Newcastle United injury update after Brighton – Two players – Read HERE)
(Brighton 3 Newcastle 1 – Instant NUFC fan / author reaction – Read HERE)
(Brighton 3 Newcastle 1 – Match ratings and comments on all of the NUFC players -Read HERE)