Alan Shearer calls out the 'shocking' thing Newcastle United star did vs Brighton

Eddie Howe, Manager of Newcastle United, talks to Miguel Almiron. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Eddie Howe, Manager of Newcastle United, talks to Miguel Almiron. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Eddie Howe, Manager of Newcastle United, talks to Miguel Almiron. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Alan Shearer provided his verdict on Newcastle United’s draw against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Alan Shearer believes Newcastle United’s 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion was a fair result.

In their final home match of the 2023-24 Premier League season, the Magpies fell behind in the 18th minute through Joel Veltman’s header before Sean Longstaff levelled in first-half stoppage time.

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Newcastle huffed and puffed in the second-half but were unable to find a winner. Eddie Howe’s men remain 6th in the table on goal difference after Chelsea’s 3-2 win at Nottingham Forest moved them level on points.

Reflecting on Newcastle’s performance, Shearer told Match of the Day: “They got into some really good positions. Other than the goal they scored I thought they were flat in and around the goal. A draw was a fair result.”

The race for European qualification will go down to the wire with Howe’s side travelling to Manchester United on Wednesday evening in a potential decider while Chelsea go to Brighton.

On the final day, Newcastle make the visit to Brentford, Manchester United are away to Brighton and Chelsea host AFC Bournemouth.

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Meanwhile, Shearer and fellow pundit Micah Richards accused Paraguayan pair Julio Enciso and Miguel Almiron of auditioning for the Olympic diving team.

Enciso was booked for simulation when he flung himself to ground under minimal contact from Emil Krafth. Almiron, on a second-half substitute, then suffered a similar fate when Jakub Moder dived in.

“I’m not going to protect him,” said Shearer. “Both of them were terrible dives. Shocking from both players. Terrible it is.”

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