Brighton & Hove Albion (h) Premier League
An attack down the Albion left was
broken up by Joe Willock and his ball forward to Chris Wood saw the big
striker turn and then send Jacob Murphy through on goal.
14 mins Jacob Murphy was barged over on the United right by Leandro Trossard at the expense of a free kick whipped across by Fraser. Fabian Schar was at the near post to bullet a header into the corner of the goal which Sanchez was unable to stop despite getting a hand to it. 2-0
Half time: Magpies 2 Seagulls 0
55 mins A corner from the Brighton left was swung into the six yard box by Pascal Gross and Lewis Dunk had the simple task of nodding the ball into the unguarded centre of the goal with Martin Dubravka nowhere near the ball. Way too easy. 2-1
Full time: Magpies 2 Seagulls 1
Six years to the day that he was at SJP to see
his Bournemouth side humiliate a gutless Newcastle 3-1, Eddie
"We've got a really difficult run of games - we've got four away games, which I think for any team in the Premier League is very difficult, and also they are four difficult opponents, so today was very important.
"I saw the players in the dressing room afterwards and it's a good sign. They're pleased, but they're not over the top in how they are feeling. They know we are still in the midst of a very important spell.
"We've come from a long way back and we had a lot of work to do. I remember sitting here after the Watford game at home and we realised we needed to win matches, draws weren't going to be good enough for us.
"But the players have committed to everything - again today physically, the shift they put in out of possession was huge, so the spirit and the resolve needed is there.
"There could have been improvements in our performance today,
but at the moment, it's all about the results for us and it was
another good one.
"I have a lot of respect for Brighton. They are a tough opponent. We knew we would be tactically tested.
"We showed mental toughness, especially at 2-1. When they scored the game was very much in the balance but we handled it well. We defended well and put our bodies on the line and did the nasty stuff really well.
"We have got a lot of work to do to be where we want to be. I am very realistic and I know how quickly football can change.
"The supporters have been unbelievable. Today, we needed them
to help us over the line. I cannot thank them enough.
"There has been some growth in the team. All I ask is the players give me everything.
"The fans knew the importance of the game and they helped us. The atmosphere was incredible. The only disappointing thing for me is we don't have a game at home now for a few weeks.
"Iím really pleased to see the supporters enjoying themselves
and so happy, but it was a tough game which came down to how well we
did out of possession and, no, I donít think weíre safe. Weíre still
in a relegation battle.Ē
"You saw a few of them stretching on the pitch. It must have been a big, physical effort for us, so there were a few players right on the edge.
"Hopefully Ryan will be OK but I donít know.Ē
On Dan Burn:
Graham Potter said:
"It wasn't so long ago I was having to defend Dan Burn at Brighton. It is amazing how quickly things turn around."
First half goals from Ryan Fraser and Fabian Schar saw United extend their unbeaten run to eight games on Saturday, inflicting
their first-ever defeat on Brighton in the Premier League.