Next season Brighton secured their place in the Premier League after a dull 0-0 draw at home to Newcastle United.

Much of the game was played after a respectable opening at the speed of a friendly pre-season and will not be a candidate for Premier League classics.

Neal Maupay hit the post with a snap-shot but was labeled offside and was later disappointed not to get a penalty after a collision with Matt Ritchie, a move that led to forcing Leandro Trossard Martin Dubravka into a good save with the first try.

Steve Bruce, who described his injury list ahead of the clash as “ridiculous,” saw his side conjure up a decent first half-chance with Dwight Gayle’s header narrowly going over from a corner. Nobody has been able to break the deadlock, despite several substitutions from both sides.

Adam Webster came close with a long-range shot that was picked off and Trossard was reckless with a volley in the net, while Andy Carroll went wide from two yards on the other end in the closing stages.

The consequence is that the Seagulls climb off the relegation zone to the 15th, seven points, while the Magpies remain in table 13th.


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