If Eddie Howe helps pull off a win when Brighton come to town tomorrow, he’ll be putting an end to TWO unwanted records held by this banana skin of a fixture.
Believe it or not, Newcastle have not only failed to beat Brighton in the Premier League, we’ve also never scored against them at St James’ Park in all four attempts!
The current record – dating from 2017, when the two clubs were promoted together, to now – stands at five draws and four Brighton victories.
However, the team will be in high spirits given our recent form of SEVEN games unbeaten – our best run since 2011 – and will also hope to have Allan Saint-Maximin back available after a spell on the sidelines.
Brighton will go up against a familiar face in Dan Burn who was brought to Tyneside in January for a fee of around £13 million.
The defender has helped to transform Newcastle’s back line and will be hoping for another impressive performance – the team have had two clean sheets from the three games he has played in, after just two in the 22 games prior to his arrival.
Howe has instilled new belief into the squad and, with the players and fans fully on board, it looks like the best chance Newcastle have of a victory against the Seagulls in five years.