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.
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."