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Posted On 20 Sep 2020 at 3:57 pm

Newcastle United 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 3

Albion romped to victory at St James’ Park with goals from Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly.

The Seagulls haven’t lost away in the Premier League since a defeat to Bournemouth in January.

Albion were awarded a penalty after just three minutes as Tariq Lamptey was hauled down in the box and Maupay put the horror of Leicester last season behind him and slotted the ball past Karl Darlow to put the Seagulls in front.

Just minutes later Lamptey and Leandro Trossard combined brilliantly, Trossard crossing in low for Maupay to sidefoot home a second.

The goal was originally ruled offside by the assistant referee but reinstated by the VAR officials.

Lamptey was all over the pitch, brilliantly dispossessing Callum Wilson at one end then running on to an Yves Bissouma through ball and almost getting in a shot at the other.

Bissouma saw a good effort to make it three fly just over, then near the end of the half Lamptey saw a shot from a tight angle almost sneak through Darlow’s legs.

Newcastle tried to be inventive in the second half with Wilson heading a good chance over.

Aaron Connolly get in behind the Newcastle defence time and time again and hit the post from a tight angle.

Trossard also hit the post after latching on to pass from Maupay.

Connolly made it three for Albion on 83 minutes – but an over-ambitious flick from Bissouma saw him sent off as his foot struck Jamal Lewis’s head.

This was Albion’s biggest win at Newcastle since that game in 1979.

Next for Albion comes a trip to Preston in the League Cup on Wednesday followed by an early kick off at home to Manchester United next Saturday (26 September).

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