For the second game in a row, since they won promotion by beating Wigan 2-1 at home on 17th April Brighton have lost a game – this time at home 1-0 to Bristol City, who are now safe from relegation
That will make it very interesting in the very last game a week tomorrow because if Brighton lose their last game and Newcastle only draw we will win the Championship on goal difference, but it would be good to win because then Brighton would need to win to go up as Champions.
Brighton manager Chris Hughton – just single point above Newcastle
Brighton are at Aston Villa – so it’s possible Newcastle can still go up as Champions and if that happens the roof will definitely come off St. James Park around 2;00 pm on Sunday, 7th May with all games kicking off at high noon.
Newcastle have a better goal difference by 8 goals – 42 vs 34.
Newcastle play Barnsley at home on 7th May and Brighton are at Villa Park.
Brighton did not play particularly well today and perhaps the hard and long Championship season is finally getting to them, but along with Newcastle they have gained an automatic promotion spot.
The winning goal came from Josh Brownhill after 42 minutes.
Here’s how things stand at the top of the Championship with just one game to play.
It will now be very interesting and who will be Champions will be decided by the final game of season – who would have it any other way?