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- Hemed strikes with superb hooked finish
- Brighton's second Premier League win
- Newcastle remain seventh, Brighton up to 13th
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As Queen almost sang, one game, one goal, one mission.
We had to wait a long time for a game and even longer for a goal. I'm not entirely convinced it was worth it if you are a neutral who stuck around for the long haul.
It definitely wasn't if you're a Newcastle fan.
For Brighton and their fans, though, it has been a good day at the office.
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Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez, speaking to BBC Sport: "At the end we had the control. Credit to them because they did well in the first half. I am not happy with the way we conceded. It was a block, an illegal block. You cannot argue too much but it is very difficult to understand some things. They pushed my players.
"We passed the ball a little better, they were defending more because they were winning.
"I was happy before the game and not so happy after the game. It is a long way to go so we have to keep going and keep improving."
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez to Sky Sports: “We did enough to get a point at least. Both teams had chances. We had a lot of control and good chances at the end.
"The goal for me was a foul, pushing and blocking. But you cannot change the decision.
"We deserved more. We are still without too much experience in the Premier League. We have to manage these situations a bit better."
The incident involving Hemed that Hughton is referring to occurred in the 89th minute and involved what some of the Newcastle players seemed to suggest was a stamp on the ankle of DeAndre Yedlin.
That is likely to be one the FA has a look at. If they feel there is something in it, the Brighton scorer could be looking at a three-game ban.
Brighton boss Chris Hughton, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a hard-fought victory. They are a good side, They showed that in their last three games. There were not masses between the two teams.
"Overall we deserved it, not a lot in it, but we've deserved it. With seven points it is a decent return. We have learnt a lot in the game we have played so far."
On a coming together involving Tomer Hemed late on: "An emotional time straight after the game. My very first impression is no intent. There has been contact but my first impression is no intent and knowing the individual I would say no intent."
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Brighton striker Tomer Hemed, to Sky Sports: "I think in the last few games we have been playing well. This win can give us a push for the next games. We deserve it.
"Everyone was doing their job. We are a team, we work for each other. We need to win at home, it’s difficult to win away from home. We will get enough points this season I think.
"If everyone can remember the game here with Newcastle last season, it’s a shame we didn’t win."
Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens, to Sky Sports: "It’s huge. We’re playing against a team who are flying, which makes it sweeter. We deserved it, we worked hard. A win is massive in this division. We played well today.
"We’ve tried it [the set-piece routine which led to the winning goal] a few times. I’m glad it paid off. We change the blocker each time.
"It’s important we won today."
Well, you can't say Newcastle didn't have enough possession in the last 15 minutes.
What you can say, though, is that they failed to do enough with it. Credit to Brighton for a stubborn and disciplined rearguard, but the visitors lacked a final ball and anything like a finish.
That is that!
Not a classic but Brighton won't care one bit. Tomer Hemed's hooked finish gives Brighton their second Premier League win.
A cynical foul from Jamaal Lascelles denies Brighton the chance to break and earns the Newcastle captain a booking. That should be that.
Brighton clinging on. Jonjo Shelvey chips the ball into the box and Bruno has to dive in to head away under pressure from Christian Atsu.
Dwight Gayle on the turn... saved! Newcastle are chucking all they can at Brighton but after buying himself a yard in the box, Gayle is unable to beat the diving Mat Ryan. Ninety seconds to go.
All hands to the pump. Jonjo Shelvey lines up a shot but Lewis Dunk throws himself in front of it to block.
Just before that the Newcastle players were not happy with a challenge by Tomer Hemed, who looks to have made contact with DeAndre Yedlin's ankle. Referee sees nothing in it, though.
Normal time is up. Three minutes have been added.
This time the ball is headed behind by a Brighton head for corner number three. Brighton hold remain vigilant, though, and despite failing to proper clear the delivery they hold a good line and benefit when a following cross floats out for a goal-kick.
The first corner is headed away but Newcastle come again and win a second corner...
Newcastle win a corner...
Jesus Gamez is straight into the action, chesting down outside the area and firing a shot wide of the post. Newcastle are on the front foot but they are not hurting the home side.
Rafa's last throw of the dice. Chancel Mbemba is replaced by Jesus Gamez.
Ciaran Clark comes to Newcastle's rescue, getting ahead of Tomer Hemed to hammer clear Solly March's cross from the right.
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What Dwight Gayle's introduction does is raise doubts in the Brighton defence because of the striker's pace. As a result the defence is always dropping deeper and deeper.
Off goes Anthony Knockaert, on comes Jamie Murphy. Fresh legs and more discipline as Brighton look to close this out under increasing pressure.
DeAndre Yedlin's cross from the right is flicked on by Dwight Gayle, is headed away from Jonjo Shelvey but falls to Christian Atsu at the back post. The bounce is not favourable for the winger, though, and he cannot generate enough power with his hooked effort. Mat Ryan gathers.
No. No, it won't be costly. Jonjo Shelvey beats the wall but also clears the bar with his effort.
They are simply not testing Mat Ryan.
Clumsy. Shane Duffy takes out Ayoze Perez near the edge of his own box to earn a yellow and give away a dangerous free-kick. Will it be costly?
Did Jonjo Shelvey mean this? He strikes his corner towards goal and almost catches out Mat Ryan as the ball smacks against the base of the post.
A direct ball towards Dwight Gayle draws a defensive header from Lewis Dunk that concedes a corner...
Another United change. This time in attack. Dwight Gayle replaces Joselu, who has done very little.
First change for Newcastle as Rafa looks to gain some control in midfield. Jonjo Shelvey comes on for Isaac Hayden. Creativity for industry.
To what extent have Newcastle lost their way in this game? Well, their last shot on target came from Matt Ritchie - and that was in the 38th minute.
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Lewis Dunk almost gets his side into a world of bother. Under no pressure he gives the ball away in his own half with a loose pass, prompting Ayoze Perez to drive to the edge of the box before finding Matt Ritchie. Fortunately for Dunk, Ritchie's radar malfunctions and he pulls his shot wide.
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It is amazing what a goal can do for you. The confidence of the team has been lifted, as has the atmosphere.
A small spell of Brighton pressure ends with a long throw that Bruno hurls at Shane Duffy, whose header inside the box loops into the grasp of Rob Elliot.
The free-kick is poor, straight into the wall, but following up is Mikel Merino, whose shot takes a nick off Shane Duffy that carries it just a yard or two past the post.
Can United make anything of the corner? No, is the answer.
Free-kick to Newcastle. A dangerous one too, just over 20 yards from goal. Matt Ritchie is over it...
Well played Shane Duffy. Newcastle charge forward and the ball is played in low towards Joselu, but before the striker can get a touch, Duffy is in to tackle and clear.
David Thackeray: A pleasant game to watch, but when are Referees going to clamp down on the wrestling in the box?
Tomer Hemed has had a hand in 20 goals in his last 23 league starts at the Amex Stadium for Brighton (15 goals, five assists). Not bad. Not bad at all.