Leeds United were surprisingly beaten 3-2 at Barnsley tonight in the late game and they drop down to 4th place in the league table with Huddersfield Town moving up into 3rd place with 49 point.
That’s s full 9 points behind Newcastle and if we take our superior goal different into account the gap is up to 10 points – the highest it’s ever been.
Brighton and Reading play their games in hand on Tuesday night, but even if Reading win their game in hand they will still be 9 points behind Newcastle with 49 points.
So we now have a slight cushion in the Championship in an automatic promotion place along with Brighton & Hove Albion.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
Brighton are one point behind us on 57 points after our 4-0 home win against Rotherham today – but they have their game in hand at home to Cardiff City on Tuesday night and can go back to the top with a win.
Reading are at home to Fulham on Tuesday night in their make-up game.
Here’s the top six positions after this weekend’s games in the Championship.