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For all their dominance Brighton only forced Martin Dubravka into two saves

Premier League strugglers Newcastle and Brighton played out a largely forgettable draw which does neither side many favours.

The Seagulls dominated and went closest through substitute Aaron Connolly's chip which was cleared off the line by a Fabian Schar overhead kick.

It was another disappointing day for Newcastle, who were poor in front of a far-from-full St James' Park.

Andy Carroll came on for his first Magpies game since December 2010.

The injury-plagued number seven, who has played for Liverpool and West Ham since then, failed to have any chances in his 10 minutes on the pitch.

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Newcastle's struggles continue

Newcastle are yet to win at home since the appointment of Steve Bruce in the summer and the fans' mood is not good. Empty seats could be seen all round St James' Park, a mix of protests against Mike Ashley's ownership and apathy at how the club are playing.

They had four efforts on target, all routine saves for Mat Ryan. The two loudest roars before the 80th minute were for two Miguel Almiron shots, which Brighton's keeper dealt with easily. Their former record signing at £20m has yet to score since his January arrival from Atlanta United.

But the roof came off when Carroll came on for his first appearance for his hometown club since a £35m move to Liverpool almost nine years ago.

Bruce's side had the more attacking intent in the closing stages, Brighton were hanging on at the end, but at the same time the Magpies never really looked like adding to their four Premier League goals this season.

They continue their record of having the least amount of possession among all Premier League clubs. Their 29.3% of time on the ball took their average down from 33%.

Full report to follow.

    Line-ups Match Stats Live Text

Line-ups

Newcastle

    1Dubravka

    19ManquilloBooked at 44mins

    5Schär

    6Lascelles

    3Dummett

    15WillemsSubstituted forCarrollat 82'minutes

    24AlmirónSubstituted forSaint-Maximinat 73'minutes

    14Hayden

    8ShelveySubstituted forKi Sung-yuengat 73'minutes

    30AtsuBooked at 79mins

    9Joelinton

Substitutes

    4Ki Sung-yueng

    7Carroll

    10Saint-Maximin

    13Muto

    17Krafth

    18Fernandez

    26Darlow

Brighton

    1Ryan

    15Webster

    5DunkBooked at 88mins

    33Burn

    22Montoya

    6Stephens

    24Pröpper

    46Alzate

    13GroßSubstituted forBongat 81'minutes

    7MaupaySubstituted forBissoumaat 82'minutes

    18MooySubstituted forConnollyat 70'minutes

Substitutes

    3Bong

    4Duffy

    8Bissouma

    17Murray

    27Button

    28Baluta

    44Connolly

Referee:

Martin Atkinson

Attendance:

43,316

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamBrighton

Possession

Home29%

Away71%

Shots

Home11

Away16

Shots on Target

Home4

Away3

Corners

Home5

Away3

Fouls

Home12

Away8

Live Text

Posted at

Match ends, Newcastle United 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Full TimePosted at 90'+7'

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Posted at 90'+7'

Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 90'+7'

Foul by Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United).

Posted at 90'+4'

Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 90'+4'

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United).

Posted at 90'+1'

Gaëtan Bong (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 90'+1'

Foul by Ki Sung-yueng (Newcastle United).

Posted at 90'

Attempt missed. Joelinton (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ki Sung-yueng.

BookingPosted at 88'

Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 88'

Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Posted at 88'

Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 87'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Dale Stephens.

Posted at 86'

Foul by Davy Pröpper (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Posted at 86'

Andy Carroll (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 86'

Attempt saved. Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dale Stephens.

Posted at 83'

Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 83'

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United).

Posted at 83'

Attempt saved. Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Carroll.

SubstitutionPosted at 82'

Substitution, Newcastle United. Andy Carroll replaces Jetro Willems.

SubstitutionPosted at 82'

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Yves Bissouma replaces Neal Maupay.

SubstitutionPosted at 81'

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Gaëtan Bong replaces Pascal Groß.

Posted at 81'

Foul by Pascal Groß (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Posted at 81'

Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

BookingPosted at 79'

Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 79'

Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 79'

Foul by Christian Atsu (Newcastle United).

Posted at 75'

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

Posted at 75'

Attempt blocked. Joelinton (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Allan Saint-Maximin.

Posted at 74'

Attempt blocked. Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pascal Groß.

SubstitutionPosted at 73'

Substitution, Newcastle United. Ki Sung-yueng replaces Jonjo Shelvey.

SubstitutionPosted at 73'

Substitution, Newcastle United. Allan Saint-Maximin replaces Miguel Almirón.

Posted at 72'

Attempt missed. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey.

SubstitutionPosted at 70'

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Aaron Connolly replaces Aaron Mooy.

Posted at 69'

Attempt missed. Neal Maupay (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Davy Pröpper.

Posted at 67'

Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Webster.

Posted at 66'

Martín Montoya (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 66'

Foul by Jetro Willems (Newcastle United).

Posted at 64'

Attempt saved. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Paul Dummett.

Posted at 62'

Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Source: bbc.com

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