It was a fairly dismal display for the home side who failed to register a single shot on target throughout the whole match. Next up for Steve Bruce's men is an EFL Cup clash against Morecambe before they travel to Tottenham for their next Premier League game and they will need to improve quickly as the games are coming thick and fast. Brighton face Preston next before welcoming Manchester United to the Amex Stadium and they'll not be shy of confidence for that fixture.
It's all over at St James' Park and Brighton have secured the three points with a dominant 3-0 victory. Maupay gave the Seagulls the perfect start, scoring two goals in the first seven minutes, before a stunning strike from Connolly in the 83rd minute put the game to bed. A late red card for Bissouma took some of the shine off what was otherwise a flawless performance, but nevertheless, Graham Potter will be delighted with what he's seen from his team today.