Brighton Go Top Of Championship With Amazing Win


Brighton went back to the top of the Championship tonight with a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday at home after an amazing game.

The score was 1-1 at half time with a goal from Knockaert after 34 minutes and then an own goal from Lewis Dunk just before half time.

And then after 64 minutes Glenn Murray was sent off after he intentionally stopped Loovens’ shot going into the net with his hand.

He was given a red card and Sheffield Wednesday were awarded a penalty, but then goalkeeper Stockdale saved the penalty kick and the follow up – a stunning double save by the Brighton goalkeeper.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton

And then amazingly after 85 minutes it was Anthony Knockaert who scored his second goal for 10 man Brighton to put the home team ahead.

Sheffield Wednesday then went all out for the equalizer and in a melee that followed they had former Sunderland striker Fletcher sent off after 88 minutes.

And then after six minutes of stoppage time it was Sam Hutchinson was sent off for a poor challenge on March and Wednesday were down to 9 men.

The final whistle was blown and somehow Broughton had got the win – their 17th of the season and go 2 points ahead of Newcastle in the Championship with both clubs having played 26 games.

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

Newcastle will now need to beat Rotherham tomorrow to go back to top of the league table.

This was a gutsy win for Chris Hughton’s side.

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14 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Broughton and Hive Albion

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Chris has got Brighton playing the way he had us in championship sold and hard working.

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Darlow
    Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Lazaar
    Shelvey Colback
    Ritchie Perez Gouffran
    Murphy

    Perfect time to play Lazaar and Yedlin and Murphy. C’mon Rafa, it’s Rotherham at home, and we are Newcastle Utd. Let’s go!

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  • Pitmatic

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #4

    I was probably one of Townsend’s biggest fans before he signed for us last year, but must admit I’m a bit ambivalent about him coming back if the rumours are true. I can understand why he left, especially after Hodgson got the sack, but can’t see why a one-year loan couldn’t have been arranged if was desperate to stay in the England picture. Benitez staying on should have been his cue to do likewise and make himself a legend, but he helped himself to a pay rise instead. No doubt he’d tear it up in this division, but I fear it might fizzle out in the long term. You should never go back.

    I see there’s been a bit of chat about my favourite player – Sammy Ameobi! I think he’s more than good enough to cover for the rest of season, and hopefully beyond. He’s a very smart player, and I think he’ll thrive next to Shelvey. His main problem is that he lacks the natural fitness to cope with the modern game, so is maybe limited to being an impact squad player like his brother. But he was a Toon legend, so why not Sammi?!

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  • ZIPPIE57

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Sami Ameobi couldn’t tackle a sunday dinner, there are better players than him playing in the Jarra hackers sunday morning Ale house leagues
    He is total rubbish and has stolen a living as a pro footballer
    sooner play one of the kids than that clown

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Very poor defending by Wednesday that’s a lucky night for Brighton!

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #7

    3 million quid loan and an option to buy for ten, so Palace can get their money back by accounts. Will we match his Palace wages though?

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  • lesh

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Runaway

    Hughton’s got Brighton playing solid but was sold down the river by Ashley who didn’t or doesn’t want managers having ambitions above his station!

    Now if Rafa can fire the lads up to give Rotherham a real hammering tomorrow, it’d help Rafa enormously.

    And Bobbybee, when you’re researching your politics, bear in mind that it’s those with an interest in putting fake news on the web that attract folk with similar alt-right views or those that are gullible enough to take their bait. Surely not you Berb.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Lol I wouldn’t say shola was a toon legend. Well maybe in a different way as to what you’re thinking.

    I do agree though that there is a player in Sammy and just needs to be coaxed out. We’ve seen it in flashes and people forget that when Pardew was in charge a couple years back and went on that 6/7 game run where we beat Tottenham, Man City, Liverpool etc, Sammy more than played his part on the left. I would like to see him given a chance under Benitez.

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  • lesh

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #10

    Steak

    Assuming Palace took Townsend on an installment basis, not paying up front, then any fee would be whatever’s agreed, less the outstanding debt.

    But as you say, it could be a matter of Townsend’s wage package but if it exceeds that of other key players in our squad, that could lead to a bump in the wages of the likes of Shelvey. That’s the point where Ashley’ll start being concerned and cause problems for Rafa who unlike Ashley, is in the real world of football in 2017.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 20, 2017 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Lesh….. I don’t think Ashley is that worried about Townsend’s package.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 20, 2017 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #12

    There’s nothing what Bobbybee said regarding the Clinton emails that was wrong or fake. Forget that though, politics and such things don’t belong on this site.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 20, 2017 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Shelves earns quite enough from NUFC by all accounts

    And I’d imagine the club know what Townsend would want in wages already

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

    Jan 20, 2017 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Rafa will be suitably wary of how bringing in a player on far better than the average wage might effect what is a very good existing team morale, while Ashley reportedly would prefer to spend once back. So still some work to do, but it would seem loaning him back in lieu of the final instalment, with a 10 mill buy option would be agreeable to Sam, and Townsend is keen to come.

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