Brighton had a great home win last night when they equaled Newcastle’s performance and beat the Red Devils 1-0 at home.
That takes Brighton on to 40 points and safety with just two games to play, and they are now one point behind Newcastle.
An excellent performance from Chris Hughton this season at Brighton – well done to our former manager.
We now need to get something out of the game at Vicarage Road today so we can somehow finish in the top ten this season – which is now the goal.
Rafa Benitez – wants to win more games
Benitez somehow has to get our lads motivated, and he has said he doesn’t want any slump in the remaining three games against Watford, Tottenham, and Chelsea:
This is what he said as reported in the Chronicle today:
“I will be really upset if we cannot win more games, but I remember when we had that bad run.”
“My memory is the whole season, so I understand where we were at the beginning and how difficult it was to get points.”
“And how difficult it was afterwards to carry on with this bad run, and then how well the team was reacting.”
“I put everything together and obviously what I don’t want is to see is the same situation.”
“The target is not just to avoid relegation.”
Here’s the table at the moment before today’s games which have some relegation 6 pointers taking place,.
But that’s not true at Newcastle – although our game could be described as a mid-table 6 pointer at Watford today.