The tussle between Brighton and Hove Albion and Newcastle United to win the Sky Bet Championship has taken all sorts of twists and turns this season.
While the Seagulls currently lead the Toon Army by a point, those from the south coast appeared to have had the title sewn up following their promotion-clinching victory over Wigan Athletic, though the recent loss to Bristol City has afforded the Magpies a chance.
Indeed, when Newcastle managed to beat both Brighton and Huddersfield Town consecutively, it appeared as though Rafa Benitez’s side would be taking the crown.
Still, both sides are in with a chance heading into the final game this weekend, with the Tyneside giants hosting Barnsley and Brighton traveling to Aston Villa.
Interestingly enough, Newcastle are relying on old rivals Villa on getting a result against their title rivals in their quest to win the league.
With that in mind, supporters online have taken to Twitter to question whether or not the Midlands giants will be able to do Newcastle a favour.
@lee_ryder Accepting 2nd no way Bruce will do us a favour ha.
— Dean Ford (@Dean_F0rd) May 1, 2017
Come what may. We’ve only been given the opportunity because of Brighton’s incompetence – it may continue, it may not. Either way, we’re up! https://t.co/e5mIkdtBOK
— NUFC Index (@NUFC_Index) May 1, 2017
@ChronicleNUFC why aye agent Bruce!
— 9 December 1892 (@9December1892) May 1, 2017
— Scott Devanny (PT) (@PT_DevannyScott) April 30, 2017
Just found out us winning the league requires us to want Villa to not get beat. I'm not sure it's worth it
— NUFC Banter (@NUFC_Banter) April 29, 2017
Barnsley at home… you would think we should be capable of winning that ,, then hope villa do us a favour ! #nufc
— gee singh (@geesingh1) April 30, 2017