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Hemed gives Brighton consecutive home wins

24 Sep 2017
Brighton and Hove Albion v Newcastle United

Israel striker's goal also ends Newcastle United's unbeaten run in historic 1-0 victory at Amex Stadium

Tomer Hemed's goal gave Brighton & Hove Albion their second Premier League victory and ended Newcastle United's three-match winning run in the first top-flight match between the two sides.

The Israel forward hooked home a Dale Stephens assist on 51 minutes to send the Seagulls up to 13th in the table. 

Newcastle's Mikel Merino, Joselu and Ayoze Perez all had chances in the first half. But Brighton were unlucky not to take the lead when Anthony Knockaert inadvertently blocked a shot from team-mate Pascal Gross.

They were in front shortly after half-time when Stephens headed a Gross free-kick back across goal for Hemed, who won the initial set-piece, to beat Rob Elliot from close range.

Rafa Benitez's side came close to equalising but Merino's long-range shot was deflected wide, before substitute Jonjo Shelvey hit the post from a corner. 

See: Brighton report | Newcastle report

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