Post Match report for the Newcastle Utd game - Saturday, 13th August 2022

PREMIER LEAGUE 22/23: Brighton V Newcastle - 13/8/22 P2.


* * * * * HIGH DEGREES OF EFFORT STIFLED WITH MERCURY RISING * * * * *


RESULT: 0-0


VENUE: the Amex, Falmer - first home match of two fixtures to date . Sat 3:00pm.
BEFORE KICKOFF: tropical heat pervaded concourses as drought tolerant Brighton fans assembled prior to taking hot-seats for this high-summer domestic opener.
Talk on terraces was about; heatwaves, warm weather training, Sussex by the sea, Qatar and the price of a pint.
WEATHER: sunny & hot . . . GATE: 31,552 . . . PITCH: irrigated & verdant.

GRAHAM POTTER was in a good place metaphorically, Prem position-wise and also in the shade.
His task this term was to keep Tony Bloom happy, get results for better off home advantage and continue elevation from gutter to the stars for our now worldwide support.
INS: Julio Enciso, Simon Adingra, Deniz Undav, Kaoru Mitoma, Kacper Kozlowski.
IN ON LOAN: Levi Colwill (Chelsea).
STARTING SHAPE: 3-4-2-1

TEAM . . . . . . . 1 Sanchez
. . . 34 Veltman 5 Dunk 4 Webster
. 7 March 10 Mac Allister 25 Caicedo 11 Trossard
. . 13 Gross . . . 18 Welbeck . . . 14 Lallana

SUBS: 8 Mwepu (65), 2 Lamptey (75), 22 Mitoma (75).
BENCH: 23 Steele, 6 Colwill, 29 van Hecke, 17 Alzate, 19 Sarmiento,21 Undav.
SQUAD: 20 Enciso, 26 Clarke . FRINGE: 9 Maupay . INJURED: 15 Moder.


GOALS: none.


YELLOWS: 34 Mac Allister . 58 March.

INCIDENTS: 4 Trossard effort, 20 Trossard try, 23 Sanchez takes, 26 visitors miss, 30 visitors pop, 33 March dig, 37 Caicedo drive, 38 Mac A miss, 40 Sanchez holds, 42 Lallana try,
49 Lallana effort, 50 March dig, 59 Mac A miss, 62 visitors miss, 66 visitors miss, 67 Welbeck try, 73 March pop, 82 Veltman effort, 84 Gross miss.

CHANGES: 65 Mwepu for Lallana . 75 Lamptey & Mitoma for Trossard & March.


FIRST HALF: there was cut & thrust from both sides during fairly equal possession under a relentless sun.
But it developed into a midfield battle of attrition interspersed with a selection of half-chances at each end.
SECOND HALF: more goal-scoring opportunities developed for hosts either side of the second water break.
Substitutions appeared on cue to keep pedal to the metal but visitors defence held firm, if not exactly cancelling out strong domestic attacks.

IN THE END: it finished goalless, which somehow seemed difficult considering rising temperatures.
NUMBERS: poss 55%-45%, on target 7-1, off target 6-3, corners 7-3,
fouls 8-6, yellows 2-3, subs 3-3, shape 3421-433 . . . . . gd1 pt4 po5

FS


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