Brighton Win – Go Top Of The Championship


Brighton & Hove Albion won 2-0 at Barnsley this afternoon to go back to the top of the Championship with 68 points – 2 points more than Newcastle, but we have a game in hand at home to Aston Villa on Monday night.

If we win that game we will go back on top of the league.

Norwich City surprisingly lost 2-1 at Burton Albion after drawing with Newcastle 2-2 at home last Tuesday night and Sheffield Wednesday won 2-1 at Nottingham Forest.

Chris Hughton – Brighton manager

Leeds United slipped up with a 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town.

We watched the Huddersfield vs Manchester City game in the 5th round of the FA Cup and the Terriers looked good and deserved their 0-0 draw but they go to a replay – another game for them in what could become a packed schedule.

Conference side Lincoln City won 1-0 at Burnley in the early game with a late goal and Oxford United came back from two goals down at half time at Middlesbrough to get to 2-2 with 25 minutes to play, but the Premier League side won the game 3-2 with a late goal to reach the quarter-finals

Here’s how things stand at the top of the Championship after today’s games.

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

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30 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Yeah you just have to say fair do’s to Hughton’s Brighton. I couldn’t see them winning that one. It’s gonna be am interesting run in that’s for sure.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Manxpies 135 points prediction is out the window.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #3

    135 Belfast! ? Nah I went for 106 I think, jail was the 135 one just after he’d had his full back rafa tattoo finished off

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #4

    And he slated plastic men and plastic cats and dogs
    He swore at kids on the corner of the street with licentious dialogue
    Now he takes his rage and waits outside them Spanish gates
    To berate plastic men and plastic cats and dogs

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  • Budge123

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Lindisfarne – proper funny.

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Nearly a shock there!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Lindisfarne – please I emplore you no more song lyrics please.
    I suspect you will never be a Dylan or wordsmith like Shakesapeare.
    Do not give up your day job.

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  • sing in the corner

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #8

    No one ever said it was gonna be easy..

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Cue song by Ringo Starr!

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Well Brighton have reading next week so one of them will slip up

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #11

    Lincoln looked good and wolves are all over Chelsea and should be ahead – tough games when teams raise it as we’ve seen all season

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  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #12
  • sing in the corner

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #13

    I meant Inspiral Carpets..
    Ron and Jib showing their age!

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Is that a group, sing?

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  • sing in the corner

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Mindshaft
    Even more amazing performance from us then, on top of the league most of the season..

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  • sing in the corner

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #16

    It was Ron, 1990s their hey day. Think mop tops, baggy jeans Mancunian…

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  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Conté finding out like other continental managers now resident in the UK that the Championship is not like other 2nd divisions.

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 18, 2017 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #18

    sing

    I’ll YouTube them later!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 18, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #19

    let’s hope we don’t choke on Monday night against Villa!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 18, 2017 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #20

    Hey Tuffy

    Have the FA released the reasoning behind why they rescinded Shelveys’ red card yet?!

    Cheers for the advise 🙂

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  • martoon

    Feb 18, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Just to be a boring f*rt – Manxpie did predict 106 points and Jail jokingly predicted 135 points to start with but then entered a serious prediction of 98 points 🙂

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 18, 2017 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #22

    Oh yeah, I forgot about the predictions

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  • sing in the corner

    Feb 18, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Fixture pile up for udders feeled now 🙂
    They now play City in the Cup replay a week on tues. After a tough game today they play Tues, sat, tues before playing us on the Sat after that. And they need to squash in Wolves rearrangement to accommodate the replay.
    My heart bleeds purple pish for ’em.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 18, 2017 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Fixtures for teams that I think will be fighting out the Championship…

    THE?TOON
    Newcastle United v Aston Villa Mon 20 Feb 20:00
    Newcastle United v Bristol City Sat 25 Feb 15:00
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United Tue 28 Feb
    March 2017
    Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United Sat 4 Mar 17:30
    Reading v Newcastle United Tue 7 Mar 20:00
    Newcastle United v Fulham Sat 11 Mar 15:00
    Birmingham City v Newcastle United Sat 18 Mar 15:00
    April 2017
    Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic Sat 1 Apr 15:00
    Newcastle United v Burton Albion Wed 5 Apr 19:45
    Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United Sat 8 Apr
    Newcastle United v Leeds United Sat 15 Apr 15:00
    Ipswich Town v Newcastle United Mon 17 Apr 15:00
    Newcastle United v Preston North End Sat 22 Apr 15:00
    Cardiff City v Newcastle United Sat 29 Apr 15:00
    May 2017
    Newcastle United v Barnsley Sun 7 May 12:00

    BRIGHTON
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading Sat 25 Feb 17:30
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United Tue 28 Feb 19:45
    March 2017
    Nottingham Forest v Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 4 Mar
    Rotherham United v Brighton & Hove Albion Tue 7 Mar
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Derby County Fri 10 Mar 19:45
    Leeds United v Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 18 Mar 17:30
    April 2017
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Blackburn Rovers Sat 1 Apr
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Birmingham City Tue 4 Apr
    Queens Park Rangers v Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 8 Apr Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion Fri 14 Apr
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Wigan Athletic Mon 17 Apr 15:00
    Norwich City v Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 22 Apr 15:00
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Bristol City Sat 29 Apr 15:00
    May 2017
    Aston Villa v Brighton & Hove Albion Sun 7 May 12:00

    HUDDERSFIELD
    Huddersfield Town v Reading Tue 21 Feb 19:45
    Barnsley v Huddersfield Town Sat 25 Feb 15:00
    FA Cup – Fifth Round
    Manchester City v Huddersfield Town Tue 28 Feb 20:00
    Championship
    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town Tue 28
    Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United Sat 4 Mar 17:30
    Huddersfield Town v Aston Villa Tue 7 Mar 19:45
    Brentford v Huddersfield Town Sat 11 Mar 15:00
    Bristol City v Huddersfield Town Fri 17 Mar 19:45
    April 2017
    Huddersfield Town v Burton Albion Sat 1 Apr 15:00
    Huddersfield Town v Norwich City Wed 5 Apr 19:45
    Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town Sat 8 Apr 15:00
    Huddersfield Town v Preston North End Fri 14 Apr 15:00
    Derby County v Huddersfield Town Mon 17 Apr 15:00
    Huddersfield Town v Fulham Sat 22 Apr 15:00
    Birmingham City v Huddersfield Town Sat 29 Apr 15:00
    May 2017
    Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City Sun 7 May 12:00

    SHEFF?WED
    Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford Tue 21 Feb 19:45
    Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday Sat 25 Feb 12:30
    March 2017
    Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City Sat 4 Mar 15:00
    Sheffield Wednesday v Burton Albion Tue 7 Mar 19:45
    Aston Villa v Sheffield Wednesday Sat 11 Mar 15:00
    Sheffield Wednesday v Reading Fri 17 Mar 19:45
    April 2017
    Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday Sat 1 Apr 15:00
    Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday Tue 4 Apr
    Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United Sat 8 Apr 15:00
    Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff City Fri 14 Apr 15:00
    Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield Wednesday Mon 17 Apr
    Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County Sat 22 Apr 15:00
    Ipswich Town v Sheffield Wednesday Sat 29 Apr 15:00
    May
    Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham Sun 7 May 12:00

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 18, 2017 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #25

    Can you believe that my plasticity as a Newcastle fan is being mocked by a guy who doesn’t attend games and a supporter of a tin pot club in Wales who’s never even set foot in the North East. As squelsh aptly puts it. You couldn’t make it up.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 18, 2017 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Blogs dead again.

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Feb 18, 2017 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Charlie, don’t write off Reading. Among their next seven games they have to play Brighton, Huddersfield, NUFC, Leeds and Sheff Wed. If they win even four of these five 6 pointers it will certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons. The other two games are against Preston & Wolves – both eminently winnable. Their final seven fixtures are easy on paper with the exception of inconsistent Norwich, who slipped up today to fall further off a the top 6 place.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 18, 2017 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #28

    Tin pot club that’s still in the premiership, as for not been to St James Park well it’s not exactly 5 minutes down the road.

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  • jane

    Feb 18, 2017 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #29

    at the end of the season fixtures against teams at the bottom are often difficult as they fight to avoid relegation so Reading’s last few games of the season against the likes of Burton, Wigan, Forest, Villa and Blackburn won ‘t be easy.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 18, 2017 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #30

    Lindisfarne – Nothing at all about Shelvey on the “written reasons” of the FA website.
    The most recent NUFC case on the site is the Colback gambling case.

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