Steve Bruce names Newcastle United's 'standout performer'

Steve Bruce has picked his “standout performer” against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Fabian Schar.
Fabian Schar.

Substitutes Andy Carroll and Allan Maximin livened up what had been a largely disappointing performance, and United were grateful to Fabian Schar for a spectacular goalline clearance which stopped a shot from Aaron Connolly, who had come off the visiting bench.

Bruce felt that Schar was his team’s man of the match. Newcastle’s head coach said: “I haven't seen it back, but I believe it was pretty spectacular, wasn't it?

“On a disappointing night, I thought he was our standout performer. I thought he was excellent. I was more interested in the ones we missed. Even on a poor night, there's nothing quite like turning around one of your performances by taking one of those chances, and unfortunately we didn't do that.”