After only drawing 2-2 last night with QPR we could have been four points behind Brighton if they had beaten the Terriers away tonight but they went down to a 3-1 defeat and remain just one point ahead of Newcastle in the table after 28 games played.
Newcastle fans have reacted to the result fairly positively and it puts Huddersfield on 52 points – 7 points behind Newcastle in 5th place.
We need to beat Derby County on Saturday to get right back on track in the league.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
First of all here’s the state of things at the top tonight.
And here’s some responses from Newcastle fans to the Brighton loss.
Result tonight was good but makes it more a shame that we didn’t hold on last night and reclaimed top spot #nufc
— M H-J (@Hope541) February 2, 2017
So greatful for Huddlesfield beating Brighton tonight. Just the result we wanted. Our point last night doesn’t look so bad now #NUFC
— NUFC WORLD (@Toontoonarmyarm) February 2, 2017
Is Brighton losing tonight good for us though? I’d rather Brighton pull away than the chasing/play-off pack catch us up? #nufc
— Rhys Melhuish (@RhysMelhuish22) February 2, 2017
Point gained in the end #NUFC
— Pat0UK (@PATOuk) February 2, 2017
— Munkey Harris (@Munkey_Harris) February 2, 2017
— gavin thompson (@gavinthompson1) February 2, 2017
Good for Newcastle that Brighton dropped points. Newcastle need to do the business on the pitch and not rely on other team’s results #NUFC
— Paul Elliott (@paulelliott2017) February 2, 2017
Owa the knott with that result. Get in Huddersfield. People seriously need to chill out and enjoy the championship. Its a nice break. #NUFC
— Jay Mitchell (@jay917) February 2, 2017