Ayoze Perez fires Newcastle into the lead. Picture by Steve Robards

Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle player ratings

Brighton moved four points clear of the Premier League relegation zone after a 1-1 draw with Newcastle this evening.

Pascal Gross' equaliser on 75 minutes earned Albion a point after Ayoze Perez gave Newcastle the lead in the first half. Here's how we rated the players of both teams.

No chance with Newcastle's opener. Denied Schar a second when the defender broke forward.

1. Mathew Ryan - 6

No chance with Newcastle's opener. Denied Schar a second when the defender broke forward.
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Back in the starting line-up in one of four changes from Tuesday's defeat to Tottenham. Perhaps fortunate not to give away a penalty when he appeared to trip Rondon at 1-0. Cross led to Albion's equaliser.

2. Bruno - 6

Back in the starting line-up in one of four changes from Tuesday's defeat to Tottenham. Perhaps fortunate not to give away a penalty when he appeared to trip Rondon at 1-0. Cross led to Albion's equaliser.
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Strong in the air as usual. Excellent defensive header early on to clear Shelvey's teasing cross. Headed decent opening wide at 1-0.

3. Shane Duffy - 6

Strong in the air as usual. Excellent defensive header early on to clear Shelvey's teasing cross. Headed decent opening wide at 1-0.
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Comfortable on the ball at the back. Will be wondering how Perez got so much space to give Newcastle the lead. Blocked low Rondon shot in the second half.

4. Lewis Dunk - 6

Comfortable on the ball at the back. Will be wondering how Perez got so much space to give Newcastle the lead. Blocked low Rondon shot in the second half.
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