Watch match highlights of Newcastle 0-0 Brighton
Last Updated: 30/12/17 11:54pm
Rafael Benitez was left frustrated after a 0-0 draw as Newcastle failed to claim the three points they had targeted against Brighton.
The Spaniard controversially rested many of his bigger names for Manchester City's visit to St James' Park on Wednesday evening.
He later denied doing so with one eye on the Seagulls' visit to Tyneside but had hoped they would return with all guns blazing for a must-win clash with last season's promotion rivals.
However, although Brighton keeper Matt Ryan had to make good saves from Isaac Hayden and Dwight Gayle, the technically superior visitors enjoyed the better of the game and might have emerged with more than a point had Karl Darlow not managed to repel Lewis Dunk's 68th-minute header.
Ultimately it was they who left the happier with the Magpies having now taken 19 points from their first 21 games and needing to improve significantly over what remains of the season if they are to stay up.
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