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#PLStories – #NealMaupay reveals how #DannyWelbeck goal ensured Brighton win against Newcastle United #BHAFC

Neal Maupay

Albion striker Neal Maupay believes Danny Welbeck’s goal was the deciding factor in their 3-0 win over Newcastle.

Neal Maupay said “I think that it is because of this goal that we won the game as we felt that they were starting to get back into the game. They had hit the post a few minutes before that and I think that was the turning point in the second half. But I happy because this time it turned in our favour and not theirs, so we are all really happy.”

For the majority of this season, Albion have played some lovely football, but not had the end product to match it and that has led to them not getting the results that their performances deserve. But Maupay had insisted that the Seagulls have just got to believe in themselves.

Neal Maupay said “Sometimes we have been playing really well but we haven’t scored or sometimes we score and then concede too many goals. We have got a lot of really good qualities, but we also have some weaknesses as well. But we have just got to believe in ourselves, keeping working hard as it is a tough league, you are playing very good teams every weekend, so it is not easy to get points. However, we have got two wins in a row now and we can have a little break and be back in and ready for the rest of the season.”

Albion head into the international break six points clear of Fulham in 18th, with a game in hand over them and a superior goal difference to the side in and around them. Prior to the back-to-back wins, they were just a point above the bottom three and Maupay feels they have proved a point with their last two results.

Neal Maupay said: “Before the game last weekend against Southampton, we were a bit down, but we cannot complain or feel sorry for ourselves. We just need to keep fighting and when things are not going your way it is easy to be negative and to let your head drop. But that is not what we do, we are working hard every day, the manager believes in us and when we go out on the pitch, we know we have a great team, we can do great things and we proved it tonight. However, we have still got a lot of games to play and it is just two wins in a row we need to keep going now.”

Despite the Seagulls being dominant for most of the game they did need a bit of luck on their side early in the second half after Ryan Fraser hit the post. Just a couple of minutes later, they made Newcastle pay for that miss with Danny Welbeck doubling their lead after he cut inside and curled an effort into the bottom corner. But Maupay felt that goal was vital to them winning the game.

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