Brighton Go Top With 3-2 Win – Reading Lose


Brighton & Hove Albion went back to the top of the Championship tonight with a 3-2 win at Blackburn Rovers after the home side’s Gordon Greer was sent off after 74 minutes for picking up two yellow cards, but it’s rare the south coast side concede two goals in a game.

And third placed Reading were beaten 2-0 at Leeds United with Norwich getting back on the winning track with a good 1-0 win at home to Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa side.

Leeds are in 5th place on 35 points and Huddersfield Town won 1-0 at Burton Albion to remain in 4th place on 36 points.

Chris Hughton – Brighton beat Blackburn 3-2

Sheffield Wednesday had a good 2-0 home win at home to Barnsley to remain in 6th place in the league on 34 points.

So if Newcastle can beat Wigan tomorrow night we go 9 points ahead of 3rd placed Reading – that’s the bottom line.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
1Newcastle464594
2Brighton463493
3Reading46485
4Sheffield Wednesday461581
5Huddersfield46-281
6Fulham462880


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16 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Dec 13, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Manxpie
    reading got beat – a pretty good result. But Birmingham, Sheff wed, Huddersfield, Norwich all winning could have gone better…..
    IMO

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  • Belfast

    Dec 13, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Big game tomorrow night now. Win and we’re nine points clear of third place – ten points if you factor in the goal difference. I hope we hammer them.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 13, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #3

    Couldn’t give a shite about Brighton to be honest. That gap between us and third is much more important if you ask me.

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  • sing in the corner

    Dec 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #4

    No harm in looking at teams at our end of the table dropping points against teams further below as a positive thing though. Every little helps!

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  • Thump

    Dec 13, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #5

    I don’t care how we go up, as long as we go up as champions.

    There. I said it.

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  • martoon

    Dec 13, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Belfast @3 – I totally agree – the gap between us and third place is what I look at first. The most important thing is promotion, being champions is the cherry on top!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 13, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #7

    A_C,
    What is it exactly that I’ve said that has come back to bite me on the ar$e, I really don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s not much I can do about it if Jib persists in having digs at me.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 13, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #8

    I wonder why the boxing day game vs Sheff Wed has sold out yet the Forest game on the Friday night hasn’t.

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  • Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith

    Dec 13, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #9

    The table suggests there’s little between Brighton and us, which is a bit sobering, because it might just be true and they surely would struggle if promoted. I suppose if there is a gulf between us, it’s that we have by far the greater scope for further improvement.

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 14, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #10

    Given the difference in the value and depth of the two squads, you would have to say that Rafa is certainly not getting the max out of attacking talent at his disposal. . Hughton is doing some job, in fairness

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #11

    Munster,
    Ha ha, you’re right again, highest goal scorers and best GD over four divisions with the highest goal scorer isn’t enough. We’ve scored one, two, three, four and six but haven’t put five past anyone yet, back to the drawing board Rafa.

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  • lesh

    Dec 14, 2016 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Brighton seem to have had the habit of losing form and falling away from an automatic promotion spot over the last couple of years so assuming that we don’t, there’s every chance of going up a champions.

    Fingers crossed that the lads don’t underestimate Wigan tonight.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 4:25 AM

    Comment #13

    I see Bradley Lowery took delivery of 8K Christmas cards today.

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  • cyprus

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #14

    Overall a good set of results. If two teams stay miles away it can only be good.

    If -if- we win tonight we’ll have a 9.5 point gap.

    Reading 700 passes, 80 p.c. possession and a truly soft penalty. Dangerous opponent.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #15

    9.5 gap Cprus?

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  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 14, 2016 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #16

    Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith ‘9

    I agree and there is not much between us and Hull, who are not exactly tearing up the premier league.

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