Rafael Benitez said Hemed's goal should not have stood, saying: "The goal, for me, was a foul, it's a blocking in movement...he's pushing and blocking in movement. And it's so clear, but you cannot change the decision.
"I feel like we did enough to get a point at least. They had some chances, we had some chances. We had a lot of control and chances at the end. I think we deserved more."
Newcastle star Yedlin offered a cautious defence of Hemed's actions, hinting he felt the Brighton star's challenge was unintentional.
"I thought he stamped on my calf but didn't see what happened," he said. Maybe it was accidental. It was in the mix of things. Whatever it was it's not important. Whoever is on the committee who punishes that sort of thing will figure it out."