Concern for Newcastle as Allan Saint-Maximin forced off during Brighton clash

Newcastle United have this afternoon been dealt a blow on the personnel front, after star winger Allan Saint-Maximin hobbled off during the club’s meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Maupay at the double

Steve Bruce’s men are currently locked in action with the Seagulls at St. James’ Park.

The matchup marks Newcastle’s 3rd of the campaign, with the Geordie outfit having followed a 2-0 Premier League win at West Ham last weekend with another victory over Blackburn in the League Cup during the week.

As such, the Magpies no doubt headed into proceedings this afternoon brimming with confidence.

The opening 45 minutes on Tyneside, however, have seen the hosts brought firmly back down to earth.

In fact, it took just 7 minutes for Newcastle to fall 2 goals behind versus Brighton.

Neal Maupay bagged both, first converting from the penalty spot, before notching his brace with a deft finish 3 minutes later.

ASM blow

As outlined above, though, the scoreline is far from the only concern for Bruce’s outfit to this point in this afternoon’s exchanges.

The other comes on the personnel front.

With a little over half an hour on the clock at St. James’, star Magpies winger Allan Saint-Maximin went to ground with what appeared to be a muscle problem.

The Frenchman limped off moments later, to be replaced by summer arrival Ryan Fraser, compounding a miserable day out which also saw Saint-Maximin at fault for Brighton’s early penalty.

Newcastle now face an anxious wait to discover the exact extent of their wide-man’s injury.

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