Brighton Beat Cardiff – Go Top Of The Championship

Brighton & Hove Albion won their game in hand 1-0 over Cardiff City at home tonight and go back to the top of the Championship with 60 points from 27 games – 2 points above Newcastle.

The Brighton goal came fairly late – through Tomer Hemed after 75 minutes to seal the win against a good Cardiff City side who were the better side in the first half.

But Brighton came storming back in the second half and deserved the win.

Chris Hughton – Brighton win 1-0

Reading also won 1-0 against Fulham at home although Chris Martin missed a penalty for the visitors after 90 minutes.

With the win Reading regain 3rd spot above Huddersfield on goal difference with both clubs on 49 points.

Here’s the Championship table after tonight’s games.

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Newcastle retain a 9 point lead over the 3rd placed side – now Reading.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Jan 24, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Brighton result is what you would expect so not a surprise, although a 0-0 draw would have been useful.
    They have two away games coming up at Huddersfield and Brentford so that may test their mettle.
    In the meantime we just need to get on with winning our games.

  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 24, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Anyone notice that Mbemba was deployed as a defensive mid in the DR Congo victory today? Shout out to the people suggesting that he should be tried out there. He got an assist too. Maybe something worth looking into. He always seemed decent on the ball enough to play there.

  • toon kk

    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Have to congratulate C. H he’s got Brighton working so hard every game.
    Good luck.

    Not so pleased about them knocking us off the top bit though !!

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Hughton is a proper and proven manager nowadays. Very thoughtful and correct in his behaviours. Serious in his attitude and tougher nowadays. More gravitas, which you might have felt was once a little lacking. I’d like to see him get a bigger job at a stable upper mid level epl club. Everton, West Ham or Southampton for example. Although you suspect any opportunity of top flight success he’s likely to get is with clubs he’s taken up, which of course is a tough brief.


    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #5


    Just 6 defeats in a year (53 games) for Brighton in all competitions.

    Brighton are pretty incredible. Since the beginning of last season in the league they have lost 8 games (9 if u include the play off)

  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #6


    That’s super impressive. Would rather it was Brighton then any other club in this division to come up with us. 🙂


    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #7

    In contract we have lost 7 this season…Brighton are a machine in this league


    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Its amazing what Hoots has done and aye they deserve to go up with us, I dont think Id be too annoyed if they won the league tbh

  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #9

    Young mag…… I’ve thought for a while that Mbemba’s instincts tell him to run with the ball and beat his man. He’s quick and technically good so it would make sense to try him as a DM. He’s got to be better than ginger Jack.

  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #10


    Exactly, I have a lot more respect for them as a team. Especially since I still remember them kicking our asses in consecutive years in the cup lol. Be happy for them if they go up. Even more so for Chris Hughton.

  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #11


    How have you been? Hope all has been well for you.

    On Mbemba, aye, he looks good enough to play in that role. He has the physicality, technical ability, height and pace to play there. Really think we should try him out there. He’s young also, good enough to be in our starting line up for sure.

  • Fostino

    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Mbemba ad DM could be a good call

    Yedlin lascalles clark lazaar
    Rithchie shelvey mbemba hayden goofy

    Looks a lil too defensive though

  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2017 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Young mag…… I’m fine thanks, how about you? Have you been behaving yourself?

  • Bradley

    Jan 25, 2017 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Townsend loan – 10m summer
    Tempt Fulham with an 8m bid for Tom Cairney,
    James McCarthy loan – 12m summer
    Gibbs 7m bid in the summer
    Callum Wilson 15m bid in the summer


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