Newcastle drop to bottom as Allan Saint-Maximin rescues point in Brentford draw

Newcastle United v Brentford – Premier League – St. James’ Park
(Image credit: Owen Humphreys)

Allan Saint-Maximin spared new boss Eddie Howe defeat in his first game in charge as Newcastle came from behind twice to snatch a Premier League draw with Brentford after a six-goal thriller.

With Howe watching from afar after testing positive for Covid-19, the Magpies looked to be heading for defeat when skipper Jamaal Lascelles inadvertently turned substitute Frank Onyeka’s 62-minute shot into his own net.

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