Under pressure Steve Bruce makes honest admission about Brighton's dominant performance against Newcastle

Steve Bruce admitted Brighton were 'better in every department' against his poor Newcastle side.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 11:50 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th March 2021, 11:58 pm
Steve Bruce admitted Newcastle were 'beaten by the better team'. Photo: Getty Images

In what was a crucial game for both teams in their battle against relegation, Albion dominated throughout and were well worth their 3-0 win.

"We were simply beaten by the far better team on the night, under pressure Bruce said.

"It was a very difficult evening for us.

"We have to accept it and take the responsibility for it. It was, at times, a little bit too easy for Brighton.

"Take nothing away from our opponents. They were better in every department."

Bruce said Newcastle had a 'big problem' with and without the ball.

He added: "We kept surrendering possession back to them.

"We all know they are a very decent football team.

"We needed to get to half-time [at 0-0] but we didn't quite get there.

"Ryan [Fraser] hit the post just after but we were well beaten by a far better team on the night."

Bruce said the performance in a game 'of this magnitude' was a 'big concern'.

"Whoever got the result tonight would feel a huge lift off their shoulders," he said.

"When you're 3-0 down, it becomes difficult to chase a game.

"It was difficult to get after Brighton and try and force our way into the game.

"I take responsbiluty, like I should. We were no where near the levels that we should be."