If we had beaten Brighton on Saturday Newcastle would have been 2 points behind the Hammers, who are in 11th place, but it’s now looking like the best we can do is 12th place for this season.
We are now 4 points behind West Ham in 11th place with two games to play although another 3 points will see us beat the 44 points we got last season.
It was the same names at the top of our Man of the Match poll with Isaac Hayden, Ayoze Perez and Fabian Schar leading the way.
Isaac Hayden – our Man of the Match on Saturday
Isaac Hayden has been a revelation for us, and he had a good game at the Amex Stadium, and it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that he will be at the Seagulls next season.
He has 28% of the vote followed by Ayoze Perez who lasted only 32 minutes until he had to go off with a badly bruised hip.
But he did score another goal for his 11th Premier League goal of this season.
We are hoping he’ll be available for Saturday night’s upcoming game at home to Liverpool.
And third in the voting is center back Fabian Schar who’s turning out to be our best signing from last summer
He had another excellent game for the team and s ab absolute bargain at only £3M from Deportivo.
We definitely missed a chance last Saturday to get all 3 points, but a win at home to Liverpool on Saturday will make up for that disappointment.