Kieran Trippier could be trading Champions League For the championship. when its Newcastle His career had the most false starts, with his debut in a demoralizing defeat against his new team Cambridge in the relegation zone, it was tempting to wonder what he had changed Atletico Madrid for. Sixteen months later, the answer is even clearer: Trippier will return to the Champions League with another win.

For Dan BurnThe acquisition of Newcastle and the simultaneous injections of ambition and funds initially brought a different meaning. By his own admission, it seemed like his chances of playing for Newcastle, the club he had supported in his childhood in Blyth, were over. An extraordinary journey from outside the league to the Champions League will now be completed with another victory.

Burn represents the feel-good story of Newcastle’s rise; The clumsy, affectionate native who scored a first-league goal for United at the age of 31 and made them dream of a date with Barcelona or Bayern Munich. Trippier proved to be even more the catalyst. Two swings of a set-piece expert’s correct book brought in two goals – one from an opponent’s header, one from a teammate – but only one qualified as an assist. But even as Callum Wilson added to his rich form with one goal and one assist, the guards strengthened Newcastle at the striker.

Money helped, but when Trippier agreed to be the first signatory of the new regime, he brought credibility to others by giving reasons to join. Following him to St James’ Park in January 2022, Bruno Guimaraes once again demonstrated his influence with an injury-prone fourth-place finish against 2022. Brighton; Would they have signed if it wasn’t for Trippier? A pioneer has been a leader in other ways too: The armband is on Trippier, and he is on track to become the first player to captain Newcastle in the Champions League since Alan Shearer twenty years ago. Earlier in the day, he was nominated for the Premier League Player of the Year award, helping Newcastle get back on their winning path.

Newcastle regained momentum, albeit from good performances, after only one point from their previous two games. Monday’s match against a seemingly free-falling Leicester side could end their exile from Europe. They have insurance policies for a last day trip to Chelsea. If Liverpool lost on Saturday, they wouldn’t need either result; Still, there is a possibility that Newcastle will do this in front of their own audience. Given their home form – this was their fifth home win in six wins – it might sound appropriate. Brighton seemed to be the biggest hurdle in the last two weeks of the oversuccess season, but Arsenal’s conquerors failed to make a comeback in the North East.

Newcastle was perfect for squashing the Seagulls

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Newcastle emerged victorious after a nearly legal wild start at St James’ Park, this side’s latest display of running power, but thanks to two late goals and the platforming of Trippier’s class of dead ball delivery. A way to add another dimension as a corner and a free kick instead was sufficient.

Deniz received unintentional help from Undav; The stereotype of the two-stage game had a certain truth in his case. In a disastrous first, Brighton’s German striker scored an own goal and conceded a free kick for Newcastle’s second second. In a more auspicious second, he added his kick against Arsenal by scoring one of the top three, beating Nick Pope after rushing Billy Gilmour’s pass. This means Newcastle have not conceded just a single goal in their last 16 league games.

They built from behind in the first half of the season. The defenders had to show solidity in a tense second half, but they proved their best offensive form before the timeout. As Trippier hit a corner, Undav only managed to score the header beyond Steele. When Trippier curled up in a free kick, all of Burn rose high to land a headshot of 6 feet 7 inches; It was a way to repay Brighton for allowing him to make his dream move last January.

Brighton had done a demolition job at Arsenal four days ago; However, this was a weaker Albion with Alexis Mac Allister, Evan Ferguson and Julio Enciso on the bench. Roberto de Zerbi called the cavalry when he brought them in with a triple substitution. And then, when they threatened to get a point, the dam burst. Steele made stunning saves from Miguel Almiron and Alexander Isak. Wilson had kidnapped a babysitter.

But then the gold run continued. Wilson’s seventh goal in five games passed Steele after Almiron carried the ball from deep within his own court and released him; this was due to Trippier having the ball with his own corner flag. Wilson then made the sacrifice to prepare the Guimaraes for a touchdown. His alliance with Eddie Howe began nine years ago when Bournemouth signed the forward from League One Coventry. And now a very different league awaits them both.