Newcastle United 1-1 Brighton player ratings: Anthony Gordon & Tino Livramento shine for Magpies

Newcastle United now face a nervous wait to see if they will be back in Europe next season after dropping two points at home.

With Toon chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan watching on from the director's box, Newcastle initially struggled to show their clinical side and then switched off defensively in the opening stages. The Seagulls grabbed a shock lead on 18 minutes after Joel Veltman flicked home to edge the South Coast side ahead at the Leazes End after Pascal Gross' corner.

Alexander Isak and Dan Burn have had opportunities but Brighton too could have had more. But Newcastle hauled themselves back into the game through Sean Longstaff who tapped home after Elliot Anderson's cross.

The second half proved to be a story of frustration as Brighton got men behind the ball and even a flurry of substitutes could not earn a vital win.

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Here's how the players rated overall:

Martin Dubravka 7

Will be unhappy with the manner of defending for Veltman opener. A steady presence in the second half.

Tino Livramento 8

Had 94 touches overall and was the driving force for long periods.

Emil Krafth 6

Pitched in to play in the heart of defence and had no presence for first goal.

Dan Burn 7

Some important blocks and challenges.

Lewis Hall 7

Was a thorn in Brighton's side and offered presence.

Sean Longstaff 6

Grabbed his second goal in as many games to spare blushes. Taken off in tactical move.

Bruno Guimaraes 7

Battled hard but not up to his usual standards.

Elliot Anderson 7

Another to give it everything and laid on the equaliser.

Jacob Murphy 6

Could not follow up Burnley display.

Anthony Gordon 8

Everything that was good about Newcastle came through Gordon. Man of the match.

Alexander Isak 5

Not his day with just one half-chance falling his way at the end of the first half. Just 13 touches in all before his number came up.


Miguel Almiron 5 (for Jacob Murphy 68)

Lacked impact.

Joelinton 6 (for Longstaff 68)

Minutes in the tank at least.

Harvey Barnes 5 (for Alexander Isak 68)

Lacked impact.

Here's how the players rated in the first half:

Martin Dubravka 6

Will be unhappy with the manner of defending for the opener after two aerial challenges were lost for Joel Veltman's goal.

Tino Livramento 6

Has tried to take accountability down the right by mounting numerous attacks.

Emil Krafth 5

No presence in the box for the goal.

Dan Burn 6

Came close with header at near post.

Lewis Hall 7

Has offered glimpses of attacking prowess.

Sean Longstaff 7

Grabbed his second goal in as many games to spare blushes.

Bruno Guimaraes 6

A flat display lacking fizz by his own standards.

Elliot Anderson 7

Battling hard enough. And on hand to lay on equaliser for Longstaff.

Jacob Murphy 6

Did not offer too much after dangerous second minute cross.

Anthony Gordon 7

If anybody has been Newcastle's live wire it's been the former Everton man.

Alexander Isak 6

Took his time to get into the game. Forced one save out of the keeper towards the end of the half.