The story of the day as Steve Bruce makes another plea for takeover clarity following Brighton draw

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Newcastle United’s Premier League meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton vs Newcastle.
Brighton vs Newcastle.

Steve Bruce’s side will be looking to bounce back after three straight league defeats but the Magpies have several injury concerns ahead of the fixture. We’ll have all the build-up ahead of today’s 6pm kick-off as well as in-game analysis and post-match reaction. Stick around and refresh the page for live updates throughout the day:

LIVE: Brighton vs Newcastle United

Key Events

  • FT - Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Newcastle United 0
  • NUFC XI: Dubravka; Manquillo, Krafth, Fernandez, Rose; Bentaleb, Shelvey; Ritchie, Almiron (Lazaro 86), Saint-Maximin (Joelinton 74); Gayle (Carroll 74).
  • BHAFC XI: Ryan; Lamptey (Duffy 85), Dunk, Webster, Burn; Gross (Mac Allister 57), Bissouma (Propper 73), Stephens, Mooy (March 57); Trossard, Maupay (Murray 73).
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Steve Bruce reacts to NUFC result & talks the #NUFCTakeover

On the takeover talk: "In every interview for 15 weeks I'm asked the same thing. We need clarity. I understand that. We will see the CEO (Lee Charnley) at the end of the week and plan for the summer. We hope there will be a decision shortly."

FT - 0-0... And here’s Liam Kennedy’s GOOD DAY/BAD DAY

GOOD DAY

Danny Rose was the stand out United man for me. He had his erratic moments with distribution in the second 45, but was easily the best defender on the park.

BAD DAY

Allan Saint-Maximin was poor, so too was Miguel Almiron. But Andy Carroll will be the most disappointed player coming off the park after THAT miss.

‘Lacked ideas and imagination’ - Miles Starforth’s 90 minute analysis

That was tough to watch at times, but NUFC were better defensively, despite the loss of personnel. The result ended a run of three defeats, but the team lacked ideas and imagination with the ball. Saint-Maximin, so important to this team, never got into his stride.

Should be 0-1 - and Carroll should be off the mark for the season!

FAN VIEW: Dubravka praise from Steve Wraith

Dubravka has pulled off another couple of world class saves today. If it had not been for him this season then we would have been in the mix for a relegation spot.

FAN VIEW: Steve Hastie is about to become a Flat Earther, he thinks!

If this game gets any flatter we will all be automatically enrolled into the Flat Earth Society.

Martin Dubravka tips over a Webster strike from long distance. It was travelling but the Slovakian is equal to it.

Carroll & Joelinton on, can NUFC find a winner? 15 minutes to go...

FAN VIEW: Neil Mitchell with a blast from the past!

A rare sight. A keeper in a cap. Brings Subbuteo limited edition goalkeeper sets to mind.

FAN VIEW: Steve Wraith thinks this is much more like it from NUFC

United started second half brightly. Need to take one of these chances or I can see Brighton catching us with a sucker punch.

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