There were plenty of nerves around St James’ Park as Newcastle squandered chances but late goals by Callum Wilson and Bruno Guimaraes sparked a party mood inside the stadium.
Newcastle United claimed an emphatic 4- 1 home palm over Brighton and Hove Albion to take a massive step towards deciding a top- four finish in the Premier League on Thursday.
An own thing by Deniz Undav and a Dan Burn title before the interval put third- placed Newcastle in command.
But Brighton, in sixth and them selves seeking to qualify for Europe for the first time, pulled a thing back through Undav.
There were plenitude of jitters around St James ’ Park as Newcastle squandered chances and the caller hovered an equaliser but late pretensions by Callum Wilson and Bruno Guimaraes sparked a party mood inside the colosseum.
Newcastle’s players capitalized the applause after the final whoosh and while a top- four finish is still not guaranteed Newcastle only needs one palm from its last two games to be sure.
Eddie Howe’s side has 69 points with fourth- placed Manchester United on 66 with three games still to play. Liverpool, who only has two games left, has 65.
Palm at home against deportation- hovered Leicester City on Monday will guarantee Newcastle titleholders League football for the first time in two decades.
“We were outstanding tonight, ” “That first period was us at our stylish. I allowed we were grim. It’s veritably delicate to maintain that for the full game.
“The crowd helped get us over the line. The third thing was pivotal. It would be inconceivable if we could. This is the Premier League and we take nothing for granted.
“We know how good Leicester are, they’re fighting at the other end of the table. ”
TRICKY chain After Newcastle had picked up only one point from its last two games, and with Brighton fresh off the reverse of a 3- 0 palm at Arsenal, the match looked like a tricky chain for the hosts.
But it dominated the opening exchanges and took the lead after 22 twinkles when Kieran Trippier’s in swinging corner skimmed off the head of Undav and into his own net.
Newcastle’s alternate thing came from a more likely source as former Brighton protector Burn rose to power in another Trippier delivery in first- half cessation time.
Brighton goalkeeper Jason Steel kept his side in it soon after the break with a kickback save to deny Miguel Almiron and seconds latterly the callers halved the deficiency as Billy Gilmour resolve Newcastle’s defence and Undav slotted once Nick Pope.
Wilson took his league census for the season to 18 in the last nanosecond after being transferred contending clear by Almiron and Guimaraes fired home from close- range in cessation time.
Brighton needs two triumphs from its last three games to insure it’ll play in Europe coming season, although one of those matches is against champion- elect Manchester City. Know More Football News…