'Absolute class' - Brighton fans react to stunning 3-0 victory against Newcastle
Brighton and Hove Albion found that cutting edge to match their excellent approach play as they outplayed relegation rivals Newcastle at the Amex Stadium
Graham Potter's team delivered the complete performance against a poor Newcastle team who looked out of ideas from the first whistle.
Brighton dominated from the start but had to wait to just before halftime as Leo Trossard opened the scoring with classy and powerful low finish from the edge of the box.
Newcastle's one opportunity came just after the break when Ryan Fraser smacked the post but Danny Welbeck soon made it 2-0.
The former Man United striker cut in from the left and curled a fine effort from 20 yards around Martin Dubravka and inside the post.
Neal Maupay then made it three as he clinically turned home Pascal Gross' fine cross from the right. It was Maupay's eighth goal of the season and his first since he netted the winner at Leeds on January 16.
A fully deserved three points that moves Brighton six points above the drop zone ahead of the international break. Steve Bruce is under pressure and Newcastle are bang in trouble.
Here's how the Brighton fans reacted on social media:
@TheWinnit: Commentator: 'Totally outclassed, you'd have thought Newcastle were playing Barcelona not Brighton!' How dare he think BHA were as shit as Barca #BHAFC #NUFC #BHANEW
@barhamstash: Oh yeah. Also POTTER OUT. Can’t wait to hunt those losers down after the last two games :) #bhafc
@la_gav10ta: He needed that. No more tears now Neal #bhafc
@yorker129_7: It’s just so liberating to watch a #bhafc game for a full 10 minutes and not be worried about how we’re going to balls it up.
@bromWWFC: Graham Potter has this squad of players playing some fantastic football, and if they'd have been this clinical all season who knows where they'd be in the league. The only reason they are/were in any relegation trouble was because of their wastefulness in front of goal #bhafc
@jstockbridge1: Pascal Gross and his Cruyff turn. A joy to behold #bhafc
@albion_talk: What a performance from the boys when it was really needed Newcastle were woeful and completely there for the taking, and take is exactly what we did... 3 times to be exact...
@AndyNaylorBHAFC: Brighton have been threatening to do this... ever since winning 3-0 at Newcastle in the opening away game. #BHAFC #BHANEW
@KerrenGarner: If this is an alternate universe, I like it! #BHAFC
@barhamstash: Also very much like Moder. Athletic. Rangy. Strong skills. Also looks like he can handle himself.