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The History of Brighton and Hove Albion v Newcastle United

Meetings with Newcastle United have been few and far between, with only 21 games taking place and all of those before this seasons September game came in either the second tier of English football or the FA Cup.

And it's the FA Cup in which we've enjoyed the most success over United. We've lost just once in six games against them in the worlds oldest cup competition. That came in the fifth round in 1930 when six train loads of supporters left Brighton Station at midnight, bound for the north east. These were the days before Southern Rail existed of course and so they all made it there and were treated to a Hughie Gallacher hat-trick as the mighty Division One Magpies won 3-0.

More recently, we knocked Newcastle out in a replay at the start of our run to the 1983 FA Cup final and of course we also shocked Alan Pardew's Toon Army twice in as many seasons, including one game in which the strange site of Adam El-Abd embracing on the pitch an eight foot tall walking FA Cup happened.

As for the league, well we've only ever won four times against Newcastle. Two of those are extremely memorable. The first came in 1979 when 10,000 Albion fans went to St James' Park to see Brian Horton, Peter Ward and Gerry Ryan all score in a 3-1 win that confirmed promotion to the top flight for the first time on the final day of the season.

The second came when Bryan Wade scored four times on his full debut, a 4-2 Goldstone success in 1991. Just a matter of weeks previously, Wade had been unemployed before being offered a trial by Barry Lloyd and then thrown in at the deep end. As far as debuts go, it remains one of the best in Albion history.

Football League P W D L F A
Top tier 1 1 0 0 1 0
Second tier 14 4 2 8 14 27
FA Cup 6 4 1 1 6 4
Total 21 9 3 9 21 31


150 56 42 52 208 207

Brighton 1-0 Newcastle Sun 24/09/17 / Top tier / Amex Stadium / 30,468
Tomer Hemed
Brighton 1-2 Newcastle Tue 28/02/17 / 2nd tier / Amex Stadium / 30,230
Glenn Murray
The Championship top two meet at the Amex with Newcastle scoring two goals in the last 10 minutes to come from behind and win the game. They would go onto lift the title come the end of the season.
Newcastle 2-0 Brighton Sat 27/08/16 / 2nd tier / St James' Park / 49,196
Ashley Barnes
Brighton 2-0 Newcastle Sat 05/01/13 / FA Cup R3 / Amex Stadium / 21,740
Andrea Orlandi, Will Hoskins
Brighton 1-0 Newcastle Sat 28/01/12 / FA Cup R4 / Amex Stadium / 21,558
Own Goal
The Albion eliminate top flight opposition from the FA Cup for the first time in a generation with a 1-0 win over Premier League Newcastle thanks to a Mike Williamson own goal
Newcastle 0-1 Brighton Sat 07/03/92 / 2nd tier / St James' Park / 24,597
Marc Gall
Brighton 2-2 Newcastle Sat 14/12/91 / 2nd tier / Goldstone Ground / 7,658
Gary O'Reilly, Mark Farrington
Newcastle 0-0 Brighton Wed 27/02/91 / 2nd tier / St James' Park / 12,692
Brighton 4-2 Newcastle Wed 16/01/91 / 2nd tier / Goldstone Ground / 7,684
Bryan Wade (4)
Bryan Wade marks his full home debut by scoring all four goals against Newcastle in a 4-2 win at the Goldstone. Wade had been unemployed until being offered a trial out of the blue by Barry Lloyd
Newcastle 2-0 Brighton Sat 31/03/90 / 2nd tier / St James' Park / 18,746
Brighton 0-3 Newcastle Sat 21/10/89 / 2nd tier / Goldstone Ground / 10,756
The Albion surrendered their 100% home record in a heavy defeat to Newcastle. They wouldn't win another game at the Goldstone for four months
Newcastle 0-2 Brighton Sat 04/01/86 / FA Cup R3 / St James' Park / 6,337
Eric Young, Dean Saunders
Wearing a dashing red strip for the first time, the Albion shocked top flight Newcastle 2-0 at St James' Park. United had a certain Paul Gascoigne in their team
Newcastle 3-1 Brighton Sat 12/05/84 / 2nd tier / St James' Park / 36,415
Gerry Ryan
Brighton 0-1 Newcastle Sat 17/12/83 / 2nd tier / Goldstone Ground / 13,896
Newcastle 0-1 Brighton Wed 12/01/83 / FA Cup R3 Replay / St James' Park / 32,134
Peter Ward
The Albion eliminate Division Two side Newcastle at the second time of asking as their run to the 1983 FA Cup final is launched
Brighton 1-1 Newcastle Sat 08/01/83 / FA Cup R3 / Goldstone Ground / 17,711
Andy Ritchie
Newcastle 1-3 Brighton Sat 05/05/79 / 2nd tier / St James' Park / 28,425
Brian Horton, Peter Ward, Gerry Ryan
Over 10,000 Albion fans made the journey to St James' Park to see Alan Mullery's side win 3-1, confirming promotion to the top flight for the first ever time
Brighton 2-0 Newcastle Sat 30/12/78 / 2nd tier / Goldstone Ground / 5,631
Malcolm Poskett, Peter O'Sullivan
Brighton 0-4 Newcastle Sat 10/03/62 / 2nd tier / Goldstone Ground / 12,397
Newcastle 5-0 Brighton Sat 21/10/61 / 2nd tier / St James' Park / 24,408
Andy Kennedy (2)
One of the first protests about the sale of the Goldstone Ground takes place as Albion fans invade the Dean Court pitch during a game shown live on Meridian Television
Newcastle 3-0 Brighton Sat 15/02/30 / FA Cup R5 / St James' Park / 56,469
Six train loads of supporters left Brighton Station at midnight bound for Division One Newcastle, where a huge crowd saw Hughie Gallacher score a hat-trick as United eased into the FA Cup quarter finals