Brighton Draw – Newcastle Stay Top One Point Clear


A late goal four minutes into stoppage time seemed to give Brentford a 3-2 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon but then Hemed equalized 7 minutes into stoppage time this afternoon as Brighton salvaged a 3-3 draw.

But Newcastle stay 1 point ahead of the second placed team at the top of the Championship table.

That was a close escape for Brighton to equalize so late in the game but it leaves Newcastle clear on top of the league.

Chris Hughton – stay calm
Brighton have conceded 6 goals in their last two games


And having had the best defensive record in the Championship they have conceded six goals in their last two games, after losing 3-1 at Huddersfield on Thursday night.

Brentford were 2-0 up at half time through goals from Peleteiro Ramallo (15) and Dean (22), but then Brighton came back with second half goals from March (75) and Duffy (78), before the stoppage time theatrics.

After only conceding 15 goals in their first 27 games they have conceded six goals in their last two games and have conceded one more than Newcastle this season.

Derby have conceded the least with 22 goals – one less than Newcastle.

Brighton did well to get a point this afternoon.

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

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34 comments so far

  • Vask

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Hooray!

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Brighton at home to Burton next Saturday.

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  • lesh

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Maybe Rafa needs to get Hoots back as his Mr Motivator!

    Why can’t we fight back like they do? But, let’s hope recent events have galvanised the lads into playing to win until the final whistle’s been blown.

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  • 9

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #4

    We had a fabulous run (8/8) which ended, Brighton had a fabulous run which has now ended, result: NUFC top. Hurrah!

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #5

    28th Feb looking important haha gan on Hoots

    Tell u what Leicester still look so poor few players in that team Id take Drinkwater, Gray and Mahrez

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  • lochinvar

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #6

    A point for Brighton is ok as it keeps a gap between second and third and keeps the pressure on the pack
    Would have liked to keep the two points we dropped against QPR and hope that Gayle is back soon as adds another dimension to our performances

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  • Belfast

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Extremely harsh I know, but I think if Leicester don’t sack the manager they’re getting relegated.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Cut throat business as they say 🙂

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  • Belfast

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Could see both Swansea and Hull staying up the way it’s going at the moment.

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  • 9

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #10

    I never understood why we were unable to sign Knockaert when we had a stab at him in August. We can, certainly, pay him more money, and we can certainly afford to pay Brighton what they wanted (was it £15m?) so I was puzzled. He’s worth having, that’s for sure.

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  • jazzyp

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Anything below Boro is the midlands??

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  • 9

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Belfast@7:
    Leicester to sack their manager? Take more water with it, pal.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Belfast
    He will be soon mate lost the dressing room according to the papers

    Sad end

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  • Belfast

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Let’s talk about this again in a fortnight 9 lol

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  • SA Toon

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Great weekend of results for NUFC. Reading draw, Brighton draw and Leeds lose. What a pity that meant Huddersfield had to win. Still, a good result to put a spoke in the charge Leeds have put in recently. With Diane and Atsu back and Gayle hopefully back soon, things are looking up again. Hopefully we can get going on a bit of a run now and put some daylight between us and the chasing pack. HWTL

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  • 9

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Belfast @ 14
    Fair call, yer on!

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #17

    jazzy
    Pretty much

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #18

    “Leicester have not scored a league goal for 490 minutes.”

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  • lesh

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Ron Knee

    Three points for Brighton next week and we can only hope our lads get the same from Wulveramton!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Swans were unlucky today, been a good week overall.

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #21

    lesh

    Amen to that!

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  • 9

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #22

    Ron @18
    It’s true and it’s incredible.Jamie Vardie: how can anybody explain last season and then this season?

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Apparently Ranieri has not only lost the dressing room but his coaches are also a bit miffed. There was a game earlier this season where the players didn’t even know what formation they were playing two hours prior to kick off. And Ranieri has allegedly distanced himself from his coaches since their nosedive. I’ll be surprised if he’s there at the end of the season. Losing Kante to Chelsea really messed up the shape of the team.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s obvious time has caught up with Huth and Morgan. Last season should have been their last hurrah and swansong. Too much loyalty will cost Ranieri. I know they lost Kante but have not replaced him at all. Being the gent he is I was kind of hoping CR would walk away at the top after last season.

    Can’t believe the brighton result, when brentford scored in the 5th minute of injury time I did a Ross Barkley and went and walked the dogs, only to then come back to that !!!!

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  • lesh

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #25

    Belfast. If Leicester’s still in the Champs League I can’t see them bladdering Ranieri.

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  • Bobbybee

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Lesh, have you forgotten the Norwich game already? We fought back to win that one, not draw. Brentford missed a penalty apparently,so Brighton were lucky to get anything.
    ANYWAY, after all the moaning, whining, whinging and crying, the weekend finishes with us top of the table by a point and superior goal difference. I notice the lack of input from those who love it when things go wrong. ‘Who are ya, who are ya, who are Ya?!!! 🙂 Nothing to say about a good set of results? Or do they only bother when they see something to have a dig about?

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  • lesh

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Belfast. If Leicester’s still in the Champs League I can’t see them bladdering Ranieri. Unless they bring Mancini in to steady the ship.

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  • SPRINGY

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #28

    Leicester look a relegated side at the minute….nowt about them.

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  • lesh

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #29

    Bobbybee

    I bow to your superior memory sir. I must’ve lost another million brain cells this weekend!

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  • sing in the corner

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Gan on Bobby! 🙂
    True though, seriously. The landscape changes rapidly, it’s amazing what a few results here and there can do to the overall picture.

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  • BANDWBURNABY

    Feb 5, 2017 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Mata should not be on pitch! Big team gets the benefit of terrible decision again. Refs seem to be frightened to do right thing

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  • Moonraker15

    Feb 5, 2017 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Bloody hell Lesh have you forgot already our comeback v Norwich? That was a match in this season I will never forget! (We won 4-3 by the way)! This blog has become a moaners paradise what with Ed’s fake news and negativity. What do they have to do to please some people?

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Feb 5, 2017 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #33

    Moonraker – even if we win the league the moaners will say it wasn’t by enough points or that we lost too many games. Some people feel the need to crap on anything that’s good sometimes, such is life.

    Certain people are conspicuous by their absence, but that’ll happen when we win and other results go our way. They’ll be back if we have another dip!

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  • Sav

    Feb 5, 2017 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Isn’t Hoots’ record of Wins/Draws/Losses exactly the same as with NUFC in the Championship?

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