Thomas Frank emphasised that his side must win when they score three goals after Brentford's 3-3 draw with Newcastle United at St. James' Park.

The Magpies opened the scoring after ten minutes when Jamaal Lascelles nodded in from Matt Ritchie's corner, but the Bees struck back with goals from Ivan Toney and Rico Henry to go 2-1 ahead.

Joelinton scored before half-time, but a Lascelles own goal put Frank's side 3-2 up prior to Allan Saint-Maximin's equaliser, which rescued a point for the Geordies.

The point leaves Newcastle rooted at the foot of the table, five points from safety, while the Bees are 16th.

"When you score three goals away from home or in any Premier League game or in any game around the world, you need to be able to take three points," said Frank

"Normally, we are really good at defending, but today we're letting three goals in, and I think the first and the third we need to be doing much better.

"They got back into the game at 1-1, getting in front, and then they equalised again, and we got on top of the game again at 3-2.

"I think in that spell, we were completely on top, and we were in a good place.

"So the positive is the offensive, we've scored three goals, and we're creating a lot more dangerous situations, so that's really positive."

It was manager Eddie Howe's first game as Newcastle boss, but the former Bournemouth head coach was forced to watch the game on a live feed after testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

To make matters worse, his side are without a win so far this season.  

However, the 43-year-old did have the final say in the decision to bring on Ryan Fraser, who produced the assist for Saint-Maximin's equaliser.

Despite another game without a win, the mood remains jubilant in the north east, a fact not lost on Frank, who was full of praise for the Magpies support.

"Yes, we're disappointed we only got a point," he added.

"I think Newcastle were very positive, and there was a lot of positive around the club, so we were definitely the guest that was not invited to this potentially big party.

"It couldn't have gotten any better for them after ten minutes when they really made the party explode, but I'm very pleased with the mentality, the attitude and the presence my players showed.

"It was a very noisy crowd; the Newcastle fans did well."