Andy Carroll & Allan Saint-Maximin return – but goalscoring problems remain for Newcastle United

Frontline duo Allan Saint-Maximin and Andy Carroll both returned to the Newcastle United first-team against Brighton – but old problems remain for Steve Bruce’s Magpies.

Sunday, 22nd September 2019, 10:41 am

No goals and not a whole lot of chances created meant United had to settle for a point against the Seagulls – and it could have been a whole lot worse, but for Fabian Schar’s miraculous goal line clearance in the second half.

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But what did our NUFC writer Liam Kennedy make of the performance? Here’s his take...

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Andy Carroll of Newcastle United looks on from the bench during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James Park on September 21, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United shoots during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James Park on September 21, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)