A Mike Williamson own goal handed Championship side Brighton a place in the FA Cup fifth round at the expense of Premier League Newcastle.

Will Buckley's 76th-minute shot struck the defender and looped over the helpless Tim Krul.

Newcastle wasted good chances, Leon Best twice firing just off target when well placed and having another shot saved by Peter Brezovan.

Yohann Cabaye had a shot charged down as Newcastle sought a late equaliser.

With Newcastle's Senegal strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Demba Cisse due to make early returns from the Africa Cup of Nations, Best and Shola Ameobi were keen to make an impression up front.

Best almost made a perfect start when he found space on the edge of the box and his low drive flew narrowly wide.

He wasted an even better chance in the 12th minute when Ameobi picked out Best, who headed over from six yards.

The best opportunity of the first half fell to full-back Danny Simpson. He stormed into the box to latch on to Hatem Ben Arfa's clever pass but stabbed his shot into the chest of Brezovan.

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The Seagulls rarely threatened, although lively winger Buckley gave Italian defender Davide Santon a difficult time.

The second half started in a similar vein with Ameobi rolling the ball to Best, whose his angled shot struck Brezovan's legs. From the resulting corner, Ameobi's 10-yard strike was deflected just wide.

Newcastle became increasingly frustrated and tempers began to fray with Cabaye kicking out in a challenge with Adam El-Abd and appearing to catch the Brighton defender in the face.

El-Abd had been involved in a heated row with Best, which was then mirrored on the touchline when Brighton assistant Mauricio Taricco and Jon Carver, his opposite number at Newcastle, had a lively conversation after Simpson was booked for a strong tackle.

Krul was finally called into serious action in the 70th minute when he dived full length to keep out Craig Mackail-Smith's 20-yard strike.

But six minutes later he was beaten. Buckley jinked into the penalty area with a clever step-over and hit a left-footed shot which was diverted past Krul by Williamson.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew made a triple substitution as he tried to salvage a replay.

The closest the visitors came was a Cabaye shot from the edge of the box that was blocked by Ashley Barnes. Newcastle's appeals for hand ball were waved away.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Brighton & Hove Albion

  • 01 Brezovan
  • 03 Greer
  • 05 Dunk
  • 06 El-Abd
  • 14 Calderon
  • 26 Bridcutt
  • 10 Sparrow Booked (Navarro - 46' )
  • 30 Buckley
  • 35 Forster-Caskey (Harley - 65' )
  • 09 Barnes
  • 12 Mackail-Smith (Hoskins - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Ankergren
  • 20 Vincelot
  • 31 Hall
  • 08 Navarro
  • 17 Harley
  • 07 Hoskins
  • 23 Agdestein

Newcastle United

  • 26 Krul
  • 03 Santon (Ferguson - 83' )
  • 05 Simpson Booked
  • 06 Williamson
  • 14 Perch
  • 04 Cabaye
  • 08 Guthrie (Gosling - 83' )
  • 10 Ben Arfa (R Taylor - 83' )
  • 18 Gutierrez
  • 20 Best Booked
  • 23 Sh Ameobi

Substitutes

  • 35 Elliot
  • 16 R Taylor
  • 31 Ferguson
  • 45 Kadar
  • 15 Gosling
  • 25 Obertan
  • 11 Lovenkrands
Ref: Probert
Att: 21,558

Match Stats

Shots

6 14

On target

3 10

Corners

4 7

Fouls

3 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:06 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +4:54

Goal kick taken long by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

90:00 +3:31

Defending throw-in by Ryan Taylor (Newcastle).

90:00 +3:03

Foul by Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle) on Ashley Barnes (Brighton). Free kick taken right-footed by Ryan Harley (Brighton) from left wing, passed.

90:00 +2:25

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Harley (Brighton).

90:00 +1:17

Defending throw-in by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

90:00 +0:24 Substitution

Substitution Brighton substitution: Craig Mackail-Smith replaced by Will Hoskins (tactical).

89:25

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor (Newcastle) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.

88:22

Cross by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle), clearance by Lewis Dunk (Brighton). Attacking throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

87:54

Shot by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Lewis Dunk (Brighton).

87:18

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ryan Harley (Brighton) to centre, save (punched) by Tim Krul (Newcastle).

86:24

Foul by Shane Ferguson (Newcastle) on Ashley Barnes (Brighton). Free kick crossed right-footed by Ryan Harley (Brighton) from right wing, clearance by Dan Gosling (Newcastle).

84:57

Foul by Will Buckley (Brighton) on Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle). Free kick taken right-footed by Mike Williamson (Newcastle) from own half, passed.

84:40

Defending throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

84:23

Defending throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

82:06

Free kick taken right-footed by Peter Brezovan (Brighton) from own half, resulting in open play.

82:06 Substitution

Substitution Newcastle substitution: Danny Guthrie replaced by Dan Gosling (tactical).

82:05 Substitution

Substitution Newcastle substitution: Davide Santon replaced by Shane Ferguson (tactical).

82:05 Substitution

Substitution Newcastle substitution: Hatem Ben Arfa replaced by Ryan Taylor (tactical).

82:01

Foul by Leon Best (Newcastle) on Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

80:14

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ryan Harley (Brighton) to centre, clearance by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

79:40

Attacking throw-in by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

79:37

Cross by Alan Navarro (Brighton), clearance by James Perch (Newcastle).

78:41 Booking

Booking Leon Best (Newcastle) booked for unsporting behaviour.

78:04

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) to centre, header by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

77:46

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) to centre, clearance by Lewis Dunk (Brighton).

75:53

Assist by Will Buckley (Brighton) from left side of penalty area.

75:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Mike Williamson - Brighton 1 - 0 Newcastle Own goal by Mike Williamson (Newcastle) right-footed (low centre of goal) from own half (12 yards).Brighton 1-0 Newcastle.

75:50

Shot by Will Buckley (Brighton) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Mike Williamson (Newcastle).

71:20

Goal kick taken long by Tim Krul (Newcastle).

70:47

Attacking throw-in by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

69:38

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ryan Harley (Brighton) to near post, clearance by Danny Guthrie (Newcastle).

69:28

Shot by Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (tipped round post) by Tim Krul (Newcastle).

68:41

Defending throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

67:15

Defending throw-in by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

67:01

Attacking throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

64:14 Substitution

Substitution Brighton substitution: Jake Forster-Caskey replaced by Ryan Harley (tactical).

62:13

Defending throw-in by James Perch (Newcastle).

61:15

Attacking throw-in by Davide Santon (Newcastle).

60:11

Handball by Leon Best (Newcastle). Free kick taken right-footed by Peter Brezovan (Brighton) from own half, resulting in open play.

59:13

Attacking throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

58:07

Defending throw-in by Davide Santon (Newcastle).

57:52

Goal kick taken long by Tim Krul (Newcastle).

57:16

Attacking throw-in by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

56:29

Free kick taken right-footed by Peter Brezovan (Brighton) from own half, resulting in open play.

56:29 Booking

Booking Danny Simpson (Newcastle) booked for unsporting behaviour.

56:18

Foul by Danny Simpson (Newcastle) on Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton).

55:15

Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Mike Williamson (Newcastle) from own half, passed.

54:44

Defending throw-in by Davide Santon (Newcastle).

54:16

Shot by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

52:33

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle) to near post, shot by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken short by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

51:31

Shot by Leon Best (Newcastle) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (with feet) by Peter Brezovan (Brighton). Shot by Danny Guthrie (Newcastle) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Adam El-Abd (Brighton). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) to far post, shot by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).

50:56

Defending throw-in by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

50:06

Cross by Danny Simpson (Newcastle), resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).

46:41

Goal kick taken long by Tim Krul (Newcastle).

45:46

Cross by Davide Santon (Newcastle), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Brighton substitution: Matthew Sparrow replaced by Alan Navarro (injury).

45:00 +1:21 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:49

Attacking throw-in by Davide Santon (Newcastle).

44:50

Cross by Danny Simpson (Newcastle), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

43:34

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Will Buckley (Brighton) to near post, header by Adam El-Abd (Brighton) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Tim Krul (Newcastle).

43:15

Shot by Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), blocked by James Perch (Newcastle).

42:40

Attacking throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

41:39

Defending throw-in by Davide Santon (Newcastle).

41:04

Defending throw-in by Mike Williamson (Newcastle).

40:37

Defending throw-in by Gordon Greer (Brighton).

38:27

Free kick taken right-footed by Danny Guthrie (Newcastle) from left channel, resulting in open play.

38:27 Booking

Booking Matthew Sparrow (Brighton) booked for unsporting behaviour.

38:10

Foul by Matthew Sparrow (Brighton) on Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle).

37:27

Attacking throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

36:21

Goal kick taken long by Tim Krul (Newcastle).

35:35

Defending throw-in by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

34:28

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle) to far post, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

34:09

Shot by Danny Simpson (Newcastle) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Lewis Dunk (Brighton).

32:50

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) on Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam El-Abd (Brighton) from left wing, resulting in open play.

32:29

Attacking throw-in by Davide Santon (Newcastle).

31:54

Goal kick taken long by Tim Krul (Newcastle).

31:35

Shot by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), blocked by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

30:46

Shot by Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Tim Krul (Newcastle).

30:05

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) to far post, header by Mike Williamson (Newcastle) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

29:44

Attacking throw-in by Davide Santon (Newcastle).

28:40

Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).

28:19

Cross by Will Buckley (Brighton), save (caught) by Tim Krul (Newcastle).

26:47

Defending throw-in by Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle).

26:19

Defending throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

25:29

Goal kick taken long by Tim Krul (Newcastle).

23:40

Attacking throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

22:49

Cross by Danny Guthrie (Newcastle), clearance by Lewis Dunk (Brighton). Attacking throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

22:03

Defending throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

21:55

Defending throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

21:18

Shot by Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle) drilled left-footed from right channel (30 yards), blocked by Gordon Greer (Brighton).

20:29

Defending throw-in by Mike Williamson (Newcastle).

18:56

Attacking throw-in by Davide Santon (Newcastle).

18:28

Defending throw-in by Davide Santon (Newcastle).

17:54

Defending throw-in by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

17:41

Attacking throw-in by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

17:07

Attacking throw-in by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

16:34

Shot by Danny Guthrie (Newcastle) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

14:55

Defending throw-in by Davide Santon (Newcastle).

14:14

Foul by Danny Simpson (Newcastle) on Adam El-Abd (Brighton). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam El-Abd (Brighton) from own half, passed.

12:20

Foul by Inigo Calderon (Brighton) on Shola Ameobi (Newcastle). Free kick crossed right-footed by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) from left channel, resulting in open play. Goal kick taken long by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

11:47

Header by Leon Best (Newcastle) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

10:00

Shot by Leon Best (Newcastle) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken short by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

9:27

Foul by Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle) on Lewis Dunk (Brighton). Free kick taken left-footed by Lewis Dunk (Brighton) from own half, passed.

8:44

Attacking throw-in by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).

7:27

Cross by Ashley Barnes (Brighton), clearance by James Perch (Newcastle).

6:07

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) on Ashley Barnes (Brighton). Free kick drilled right-footed by Ashley Barnes (Brighton) from left channel (35 yards), blocked by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle).

4:45

Foul by Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle) on Liam Bridcutt (Brighton). Free kick taken right-footed by Gordon Greer (Brighton) from own half, passed.

1:41

Goal kick taken long by Peter Brezovan (Brighton).

0:23

Defending throw-in by Davide Santon (Newcastle).

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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