Fabian Schar came to Newcastle’s rescue as Brighton had to make do with a point from a dominant show on Tyneside.

The Switzerland international acrobatically hooked substitute Aaron Connolly’s 74th-minute work off the line to make certain the Premier League game completed goalless on a day when even Andy Carroll’s late introduction could not inspire the Magpies.

Brighton headed off on the lengthy journey house realizing they had left two points behind obtaining dominated the game without the need of getting in a position to summon up the important high-quality in front of purpose to clinch the victory their overall performance so richly deserved.

Miguel Almiron could not make a breakthrough for Newcastle
Miguel Almiron could not make a breakthrough for Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)

By contrast, Steve Bruce’s guys could count themselves fortunate to have walked away with a thing to show for their efforts from a show which was greeted with boos on each the half-time and complete-time whistles by a crowd of just 43,316.

It was the guests who warmed to their job additional readily as Dale Stephens, Davy Propper, Aaron Mooy and Pascal Gross dominated the midfield battle to the extent that the Magpies identified themselves pinned back deep inside their personal half with striker Joelinton marooned.

Martin Dubravka had to tip Lewis Dunk’s looping header from an 18th-minute corner more than the bar, but it was opposite quantity Mat Ryan who was forced to make a very important block following Miguel Almiron, nevertheless awaiting his initial purpose in a black and white shirt, was played into space inside the penalty region by Isaac Hayden 4 minutes later.

Jamaal Lascelles threw himself into the path of Neal Maupay’s close-variety 26th-minute strike with Dubravka scrambling across his purpose, and Mooy blazed wide following Gross had cleverly flicked Propper into space down the ideal.

Nevertheless, Joelinton need to have headed the house side in front following getting left unmarked as Jonjo Shelvey sent in a 31st-minute corner, but he guided his work wide of the far post.

The Magpies left the pitch at half-time to a predictable chorus of disapproval, but Christian Atsu could have altered the mood markedly inside seconds of the restart, alternatively firing wide from Joelinton’s pull-back, and Brighton’s response pretty practically paid dividends.

Lascelles after once more place his physique on the line to deny Maupay, who had slipped previous Schar with ease, and Gross sent a fierce shot inches more than the crossbar with the house side chasing shadows after once more.

Andy Carroll came off the bench to make his second Newcastle debut
Andy Carroll came off the bench to make his second Newcastle debut (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Almiron supplied some respite when his skipped away from complete-back Dan Burn and sent Ryan complete-length as he attempted to pass the ball left-footed into the far corner.

Bruce sent on Ki Sung-yueng and Allan Saint-Maximin for Shelvey and Almiron as time ran down, but it was Schar who came to the rescue with a purpose-line clearance following Connolly had lifted the ball more than the advancing Dubravka.

Dunk was in the ideal location at the ideal time to block Joelinton’s 75th-minute try following Saint-Maximin had surged deep into Brighton territory, and Carroll entered the fray for the final eight minutes, but eventually to no avail.

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