The defence had a hard time blocking out the strike from Solomon March (Brighton). He didn't hesitate and finished from outside the box right after he had received a pass from his teammate.
Glenn Murray (Brighton) misses a good chance to score. A perfect cross into the box finds Glenn Murray (Brighton) who rises for a header, but he sends the ball well over the bar.
The fourth official shows 3 min. of added time.
Pascal Gross (Brighton) swings in the corner, but fails to find any of his teammates. One of the defenders reacts superbly to get it clear.
A cross into the box from Solomon March (Brighton) is cleared. Brighton get a corner.
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Kenedy (Newcastle Utd) tries to score from mid-range after collecting a rebound, but his shot lacks accuracy and sails high over the bar.
Pascal Gross (Brighton) floats the ball in from the corner but it's intercepted.
Anthony Knockaert (Brighton) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. The referee points to the corner flag. It's a corner to Brighton.
Michael Dean shows a yellow card to Yoshinori Muto (Newcastle Utd), who isn't surprised as the tackle was really hard and late.
A substitution has been made. Christian Atsu is replaced by Yoshinori Muto (Newcastle Utd).
One of the defending players blocks a long-range shot which was unleashed by Fabian Schar (Newcastle Utd).
The resulting corner from Sung-Yong Ki (Newcastle Utd) only finds one of the defenders, who heads it out of danger.
A yellow card for a tackle by Yves Bissouma (Brighton). Michael Dean doesn't hesitate at all to make this decision.
GOAL! Pascal Gross (Brighton) scores with a header from close range after Glenn Murray headed a pin-point lofted cross into his path. It's 1:1.
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Sung-Yong Ki (Newcastle Utd) will replace Jonjo Shelvey.
Anthony Knockaert (Brighton) picks up the ball, dribbles to the edge of the penalty area and unleashes a brilliant shot to the roof of the net, but is thwarted by a great save from Martin Dubravka.
Pascal Gross (Brighton) works the corner short.
Solomon March (Brighton) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. The referee blows his whistle, Brighton are awarded a corner kick.
Bruno Saltor (Brighton) performs a sliding tackle but catches his opponent's legs. The referee blows his whistle for an infringement. A free kick has been awarded to Newcastle.
One of the defenders reacts at the last minute to brilliantly block a pass from Anthony Knockaert (Brighton).
The substitution has been made. Anthony Knockaert (Brighton) has replaced Jose Izquierdo.
3:6 – this is the total number of shots produced by both teams. We can have a look at the statistics now, shots on target are 0:1.
Shane Duffy (Brighton) watches the corner all the way, but places his header a whisker wide of the right post from close range.
Pascal Gross (Brighton) looks like he will be the one to try and deliver a quality ball into the penalty box from the corner kick.
Solomon March (Brighton) picks up the ball and goes on a great solo run. He decides to shoot from mid-range but his attempt is comfortably blocked by a defender.
Solomon March (Brighton) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away. The ball is out of play. Brighton will take a throw-in.
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) attempts to set up his teammate with a scoring opportunity by chipping in a fine pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders intercepts his effort. The referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick to Newcastle.
Glenn Murray (Brighton) rises high to connect with a lofted pass inside the box, but one of his opponents is in the right place at the right time to thwart him. The ball is out of play. Brighton will have a chance to score from a corner.
Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets a head on it and intercepts.
Salomon Rondon (Newcastle Utd) receives a good pass and from just outside the box he unleashes a promising strike, but the shot is blocked by the defender.
Chris Hughton is forced to make a change. Biram Kayal is not able to carry on due to injury. He is replaced by Yves Bissouma (Brighton).
Biram Kayal (Brighton) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
Glenn Murray (Brighton) reacts well and displays good awareness near the penalty spot to get on the end of a cross from the free kick. He jumps high and produces a header which goes well wide of the right post.
There will be a change on the pitch for the second half. Chris Hughton probably wasn't satisfied with the performance of Florin Andone (Brighton). He is replaced by Solomon March.
Referee Michael Dean blows his whistle to start the second half.
The referee blows his whistle to end the first half and the players are now heading to their respective dressing rooms.
Glenn Murray (Brighton) commits an ugly challenge. The referee sees it and immediately blows his whistle.
We will have 2 min. of added time.
Michael Dean shows a yellow card to Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) for a tough tackle.
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) fails to find a teammate across the pitch with a long ball. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Brighton.
A clumsy foul by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) and Michael Dean blows his whistle. Brighton get a free kick.
Fabian Schar (Newcastle Utd) dribbles into the box, but Mathew Ryan is quick enough to come off his line and stop him.
Pascal Gross (Brighton) takes the corner, but it's intercepted by the defender.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) is substituted due to injury. Rafael Benitez gives a chance to Kenedy.
Glenn Murray (Brighton) fails to beat the offside trap and the linesman puts his flag up.
Paul Dummett (Newcastle Utd) sees a yellow card from Michael Dean after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) steps up to take the corner. He launches the ball into the penalty area, but it only finds the head of an opposing player who clears the danger.
Christian Atsu (Newcastle Utd) produces a lovely chip pass into the box, but one of the opposition players cuts it out. It will be a corner kick for Newcastle.
Salomon Rondon (Newcastle Utd) goes down under a challenge in the box, but the ref immediately waves away the appeals from all players.
What a goal! Salomon Rondon plays it to Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd), who finds himself unmarked inside the box and slots a first-time shot past Mathew Ryan into the top right corner. 0:1.
Javier Manquillo (Newcastle Utd) sends a lofted cross into the penalty area. Unfortunately for him, the opponent's defence deals with his cross comfortably and intercepts it.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) seems to have picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue playing.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away.
The foul by Florin Andone (Brighton) is worthy of a card and a yellow is duly shown by Michael Dean.
Pascal Gross (Brighton) swings in a dangerous cross from the resulting corner kick, but none of his teammates manage to outjump the defence.
Glenn Murray (Brighton) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him. Corner kick. Brighton will have an opportunity.
The corner from Florin Andone (Brighton) is cleared away by the defence.
The ball is cleared after Florin Andone (Brighton) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The ball is out of play and the linesman points at the corner flag. Corner to Brighton.
Christian Atsu (Newcastle Utd) goes on a mazy run and ends with a shot from the edge of the box, but a defender makes a decent block.
Paul Dummett (Newcastle Utd) manages to dispossess his opponent of the ball, but he commits a foul in the process and the referee blows his whistle. It's a free kick to Brighton, but it's in no position for a direct shot on goal.
Jose Izquierdo (Brighton) swings a cross into the box, but it's far too close to Martin Dubravka, who smothers the ball.
Michael Dean blows the whistle, Isaac Hayden (Newcastle Utd) is penalised for a foul. A free kick to Brighton.
The first half of this match is about to start.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Newcastle will have the kick-off.
Michael Dean will supervise the game today.
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