Soccer-Frustrated Brighton held to scoreless draw by Newcastle

By Thomson Reuters Aug 13, 2022 | 11:06 AM

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Brighton & Hove Albion were thwarted by two goal-line clearances as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Newcastle United in their Premier League clash at a sun-drenched Amex Stadium on Saturday.

With temperatures soaring to more than 30 degrees Celsius on England’s south coast, the game got off to a flying start as Brighton pinned back the visitors for the first 10 minutes before Newcastle started to hit back with lightning-quick counter attacks.

Solli March looked to have given Brighton the lead in the 33rd minute but fullback Kieran Trippier was on hand to clear the ball off the line, with replays showing that most of the ball was over the line.

Newcastle threatened on the break throughout but it was Brighton who went closest to breaking the deadlock, forcing a number of great reflex saves from Nick Pope and a goal-line clearance from Fabian Schaer as the game finished scoreless.

(Reporting by Philip O’Connor; editing by Clare Fallon)